Cancer being a silent, yet deadly disease often escapes detection and therefore, it is important to detect it on time. With the endeavour to detect this deadly disease, DLF Foundation in collaboration with Adharshila Trust and Tanisa Foundation organized a Cancer Screening Camp for the underserved communities of Gwal Pahari, Gurugram. As part of this initiative, Tanisa Foundation conducted a series of tests ranging from Clinical Oral Examination by ENT, PAP Smear test by Gynaecologist, Clinical Breast Examination by Gynaecologist, Blood sugar, Blood pressure, Mammography test, Dental Check-ups, and Eye Check-ups. Around 120 beneficiaries benefitted through this initiative.
DLF Foundation in collaboration with Fortis Hospital has launched the healthcare initiative, ‘Wellness on Wheels’, a mobile healthcare screening bus offering free diagnostic services to all communities.
The mobile screening bus will travel on a weekly basis in Gurugram and adjoining districts including rural and urban areas providing beneficiaries with access to an array of free services including blood analysis, urine analysis, HBA1C, and doctor consultations. The primary goal of this initiative is to bring quality healthcare services to all regardless of their economic background.
An ambulance service plays a critical role in saving lives by providing immediate medical assistance to the critically ill. DLF Foundation has deployed several ambulances across various locations in NCR. Patients from urban slums can now avail free ambulance services to reach the nearest hospital in case of an emergency.
This project had the maximum impact in 2021 as the public struggled to reach hospitals and medical facilities during the second wave of COVID. Six ambulances were deployed for emergency evacuation of patients to nearby hospitals. The ambulances not only ensured emergency evacuation of patients to nearby hospitals but also distributed oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators to the COVID-affected families across NCR. The ambulances ensure that critically ill patients from underprivileged backgrounds get immediate medical care, through linkages with hospitals. Till date, this Project has benefited over 2100+ beneficiaries.
Continuing its commitment to healthcare, DLF Foundation organizes free health camps, where preventive and diagnostic testing is conducted, along with requisite consultations & provision of basic medicines to the marginalised. The camps screen for all ailments to assess the overall health of the patients. Some of the tests conducted include lipid profile, diabetes, thyroid and kidney function, liver function, etc. among others. Health camps are organised at multiple locations benefitting the unorganised labour and migrant workers.
The health camps are impactful for many beneficiaries who have underlying health issues which have gone either unnoticed or were ignored. Till now, the health camps have reached out to over 8000 beneficiaries.
Every year on the second Saturday of September, World First Aid Day is observed to promote awareness about how first aid can save several lives. To mark this day, a workshop and awareness session on First Aid and CPR was organized in collaboration with Manipal Hospitals by DLF Foundation at construction sites across Gurugram.
The workshop was designed to prepare the workers with skills in first aid such as CPR, aiding recovery as well as information about what to do during disasters or emergencies, so that they can assist themselves and others during any crisis situations in their daily lives.
Approximately 120 workers attended the event organized at construction sites in Sectors 74, 91 and Sector 92 and in DLF Phase 5.
Every year on the 29th of September, World Heart Day is celebrated to increase awareness about cardiovascular diseases, including their prevention and their global impact. To mark this day a workshop was held for construction labourers in DLF Park Place, Park Drive Road, Phase V, Gurugram on the 29th of September, in collaboration with Adharshila Trust, a reputed non-governmental organization in the field of community healthcare and poverty alleviation.
The workshop consisted of an awareness session on cardiac health, symptoms and immediate steps to be taken while one is having a cardiac arrest. As a part of Cardiac Awareness session the topics covered were reasons for heart attack, symptoms of heart attack, immediate steps to be taken if one notices symptoms and steps to be taken for having a healthy heart. In addition to this, free health screening, medical counselling. tetanus vaccinations, and medicines were provided to all attendees. Over 280 beneficiaries attended the awareness session and participated in the free health screening.
DLF Foundation is supporting Adharshila for a Family Health Centre in Gwal Pahari, Gurugram, to make quality healthcare affordable for impoverished communities living in and around the area. The centre provides speciality care in family medicine, gynaecology, paediatrics, dermatology etc., having specialized doctors visiting the facility thrice a week.
Beneficiaries also have access to general physicians, facilities like a pathology lab and a radiology service. Health camps are being organized as well to detect and diagnose heart diseases, cancer, dental problems, bone density issues, etc.
Around 35-40 patients visit the Centre per day to avail subsidized check-ups. Over 1200 beneficiaries have benefitted from the healthcare services provided.