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CSR: Healthcare Schemes By Government of India

India has progressed significantly in healthcare over the last two decades. However, it still lags way behind in ensuring the reach of healthcare to every citizen. According to a report presented by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence in the supervision of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the year 2015-16, only 27%...
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HDFC Bank’s Parivartan Collects One Million units of Blood

HDFC Bank has announced the completion of its 12th national Blood Donation Drive and the successful collection of over 1 million units of blood over a period of 12 years. This year the initiative saw the participation from people between the age groups of 18-65 donated blood at nearly 4,000 Blood donation camps set up...
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CSR: The Health Profile of India 2018

A healthy population can lead any country to the heights of progress and success. India has made significant progress in many health indicators. The country has seen an increase in life expectancy at birth, reduction of infant mortality and crude death rates, eradication of diseases such as smallpox, polio and guinea worm. However, it...
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CSR is fighting cancer in the country

Corporate social responsibility and corporate philanthropy are emerging as major supporters in the fight against cancer in India. Breast cancer Fujifilm India conducted a conference on breast cancer in December 2018. Amulet- TAB (Together Against Breast Cancer) aimed to trigger behavioural change and to build awareness on the fact that early detection of breast cancer can...
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PVR announces Accessible Cinema Program

PVR Cinemas has rolled out its Accessible Cinema Program for people with mobility, hearing and visual impairment. The first phase of the program will have 50 theatres in 30 cities, equipped with assistive equipment and technology. Mobility PVR’s Accessible cinemas have been provided with assistive equipment like step sliders, step climbers, roll-a-ramps, stair lifts and one...
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CSR to Include Nutrition Studies in Medical Education

Proper nutrition plays a key role in disease prevention and treatment. Many patients understand this link and look to physicians for guidance diet and physical activity. Actual physician practice, however, is often inadequate in addressing the nutrition aspects of diseases such as cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Physicians do not feel comfortable, confident, or adequately...
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CSR: Tips for protection from winter allergies and air pollution

Like every year, air quality in the city has started dipping with the advent of winter. The ambient level of air pollution is oscillating, at times exceeding the safety limits for key air pollutants that pose health risks to people. The problem has aggravated due to lack of breeze allowing pollutants to remain static, emissions...
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My Journey to Odisha

After his experiences facilitating healthcare in the villages of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Maharashtra Dr Anantpal Singh writes about Maharashtra in his series. One of the world’s most spectacular and resounding Hindu spiritual tourism destinations, famous for “The Holy Golden Triangle” is the beautiful state of Odisha. This state is famous for its beauty, serenity, and...
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CSR: Hazards in Farming

Farming is one of the most important yet most distressed vocations. Farmers are burdened with a huge responsibility to feed the world’s population, which is constantly rising. And to fulfil this, they often play with their lives on the fields. Contrary to the perception, farming is one of the most dangerous activity. A farmer is...
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Corporates Working To Fight Child Malnutrition

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), roughly 7 million children under the age of 5 die each year from preventable causes across the globe. Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45 per cent of these deaths. In India, malnutrition among children is a major concern too, belying nation’s increasing economic achievement. According to a...
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Healthcare as CSR lends a ‘soft’ image to corporates: Dr Rajeev Boudhankar, CEO, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai

CSR by large private hospitals is probably not as documented compared to their manufacturing and tech counterparts. CSR initiatives by these hospitals can be broadly classified into four buckets: rural healthcare, awareness campaigns, disaster-relief campaigns, and education. Even then, many don’t have clearly articulated CSR policies. The rise of chronic diseases, which is the biggest...
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Himalaya Lip Care Launches a New Campaign to Help Raise Awareness for Children with Clefts

The Himalaya Drug Company, India’s leading Wellness company, launched a new campaign – “Ek Nayi Muskaan” as part of its social impact initiative, “Muskaan”. Through Muskaan, Himalaya Lip Care has been helping to raise awareness about cleft lip and palate and supporting free cleft treatment for underprivileged children, in partnership with international cleft charity,...

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