Corporate Social Responsibility Our CSR Initiatives
Health & Wellness
The National Health Mission programme has been running since the year 2005 in India with the aim of strengthening health care system in rural and urban areas. The mortality rates in India have gone down and the life expectancy has increased over the years but an improved, accessible and affordable healthcare to all citizens, including the most vulnerable is yet to be achieved. In line with the nation’s developmental goals, REC has been conscious of the need for improved and inclusive health care services for the poor, the elderly, the specially-abled, and people from marginalized sections and has undertaken several initiatives towards achieving the goal.
- Mobile van units equipped with basic medical facilities have been deployed in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to improve access to primary healthcare services.
- Aids and Assistive devices have been provided to around 13,000persons with special abilities form weaker sections of the society in various regions across India with the objective of empowering them to lead lives of socio-economic independence.
- Multi facility kits have been provided to 90 old age homes across India aimed at enabling old-aged people to maintain their fitness levels through physical recreational activities and to allow them to lead life with dignity.
- Corrective surgeries have been facilitated in Delhi and Rajasthan for about 3,000 polio affected and born specially-abled persons from weaker sections of the society. Calipers with crutches were also distributed after treatment as per requirement.
- Cataract diagnoses and surgeries have been funded for 450 people from weaker sections of the society in Rajasthan.
- Procurement and deployment of equipment for advanced eye care surgery has been undertaken in an eye hospital in Uttar Pradesh for treatment of people from weaker sections.
- Cleft lip and palate surgeries have been supported, for improving cleft and facial deformity for 30 children from poor families lacking awareness and access to medical services in Delhi.
- Procurement and commissioning of nine steam sterilizers in Central Sterile Supply Department of AIIMS, New Delhi has been financed to improve the quality of patient care and reduce the chances of nosocomial infections.
Impact of the programmes
- Improved self-esteem among persons with special abilities
- Improved quality of life and socio-economic conditions for the patients as well as their families
- Behavioral change in people lacking awareness about healthcare services