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Social Responsibility

1.Swasam

Ganga Hospital has been sensitive to its obligations to the society and has been an enthusiastic partner in many social service projects. The ongoing projects of both the orthopaedic and plastic departments were consolidated and new ones initiated under one umbrella of 'Project SWASAM' which was inaugurated by Former President Shri APJ Abdul Kalam on 3 May 2008. The project has literally brought a 'breath of new life' to hundreds of patients leading cutting-edge technology but who could not afford it.


10 Projects under 'SWASAM'

  • Project Helpline - Free deformity correction surgeries
  • "Help for the Hands in Need" Project
  • UYIR – People's Movement against road accidents.
  • Road Safety & First aid awareness programmes for School Children and college students
  • Ganga Hospital Accident Helpline Centres
  • Ganga Free First Aid Centre with St John's Ambulance, Tirupur
  • Project 'Smile train'
  • Ganga Hand Injury Support Group
  • Educational activities under Ganga Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation
  • Rural Health programmes.



2. Ganga Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation (GOREF)

The 'Ganga Orthopaedic Research & Education foundation' was started in August 2002 with a personal donation of Rs.10 lakhs by the families of the hospital directors. The foundation has now grown in strength and has to its credit, various activities such as supporting the academic training of the hospital staff, holding scientific meetings and conferences, funding on-going research activities of the department, providing funds for 'Project Helpline' ( a project to support the surgical correction of physical deformities of poor children) and also the primary education of deserving under privileged children. The funds for the foundation are mainly donations from the family members of the Board of Directors of the hospital and philanthropists. In 2008, the foundation will also partially support the 'Ganga Spine Microsurgery Ganga Free First Aid Centre with St John's Ambulance, Tirupur Ganga Hospital along with St John's Ambulance Services started a Centre for free First aid care at Tirupur on 27th May 2001. The center aims at providing emergency care and ambulance services to transport traumatized patients to the nearest parent centre at the earliest. Since its inception, 41,593 patients had been benefited, with 20,804 patients treated in 2004- 05.Centre' which will provide hands-on training in Spine Microsurgery and a 'Ganga Bone Bank' which will cater to the allograft needs of the hospital and the other hospitals in the region.

Dr Rajasekaran with Mr Arun R



3. Project 'Uyir'

- Road Traffic Accidents
- 3000 deaths every day world wide
- 75000 deaths per year on Indian roads
- 1 death every 6 minutes
- By 2020 one death every 3 minutes

More Indians between the age of 25-40 die as a result of road accidents than any other cause. While India has 1% of the vehicles, it unfortunately contributes to more than 6% of road traffic deaths in the world. There is one death every 6 minute on the Indian roads and this is expected to increase to one death every 3 minutes by 2020. For every road accident death, there are at-least 10 people who are permanently disabled for life due to severe accidents. This is not a statistics that we can be proud about.

A study done in the hospital showed that more than 60% of the accidents are due to rash driving and non-adherance to road safety loss by the public. To increase the public awareness and compliance on road safety, Ganga Hospital has joined hands with all the Rotary Clubs of Dist 3200 to initiate a novel programme 'UYIR '(meaning life) as the 'People's Movement against Road Accidents'. Many novel programmes are done to involve all sections of the society to improve road-safety awareness.

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4. RASTRA - Rotary Aid for Spinal Treatment and Rehabilitation

"RASTRA" – Rotary Aid for Spinal Treatment and Rehabilitation, is a combined project of Rotary club Saicity and Ganga hospital for patients with spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury causes a complete or incomplete paralysis of all function in the limbs below the level of injury. Rehabilitation is the only hope to provide them with new skills to cope with their disability. The vast majority of spinal cord injury patients are from a low socio-economic background and more than 80% of them are males below the age of 40 who are the breadwinners of the family. Vocational training is essential to get them back to a new or previous work. Under RASTRA, patients undergo a structured rehabilitation program and vocational training over a period of 2 months to gain confidence and the skills needed for an independent living. With the help of vocational trainers they are taught new skills like drawing, painting, tailoring, computers, electronic repairs, front desk assistant etc. This project will bear all the costs for his rehabilitation and vocational training during his stay at the Ganga Hospital. He/she will be provided with the necessary calipers, exercise equipments, wheel chairs and other aids on discharge. The cost is estimated to be about 1 lakh per person with subsidized cost and treatment from the hospital.

This program was formally inaugurated on the 20th October 2012. We have completed 13 patients under this program. The vocational training for these patients was provided at the Avinashilingam Jan Shikshan Sansthan and 1 patient was trained at the Siva industries, Kalapatty. There is also a tailoring teacher who visits the hospital daily and teaches tailoring for some of the patients under this program. The patient's relatives or caretakers also receive vocational training where possible. All patients received a wheel chair; caliper and 3 of them were also given tailoring machines. The Worley painting done by patients have been sold at various occasions and gifted to eminent people like, Mr.Rakesh Sharma-Astronaut [the first Indian to travel in space], Mr.Narain Karthikeyan-India's formula one driver and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Several awareness champions have also been initiated through this program.

Anyone who is below a poverty line and sustain a spinal cord injury will be considered under this program. We have strict criteria to enroll patients into the program. We are not restricted to the time of initial injury, where the primary treatment was performed or which state in India they come from. We hope to help more patients under the program in the future.

For more details you can contact Mr.Vivek Vijayan, Social Welfare Officer on - 09344353946.


Vocational Training

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RASTRA Vocational Training RASTRA Vocational Training
RASTRA Vocational Training RASTRA Vocational Training


Physiotherapy



Beneficiaries Photos


Mr. Subramani


Mr. Logamoorthy


Mr. Ayyasamy


Mr. Nallamuthu


Mr.Boopalan


Mr.Maheshwaran


Mr.Raja.D


Mr.Karthick


Mrs.Amutha


Mr.Gopidas


Mr. Tamilselvan


Mrs. Indirani



5. Ganga Hand Injury Support Group

The support group to help rehabilitate the hand injured patients was inaugurated in Dec 2007 by Hon. Dr Justice Shivraj V. Patil. Mr Arun Kumar, MSW was in charge of the project and Mr Ashok Kumar MSW, took over from him on 9th November, 2009. Mr Ashok Kumar takes active part in counseling the hand injured patients regarding the jobs available, about the facilities and schemes offered by the Government and Non-Governmental organisations for the disabled. This increases their self confidence and helps them rehabilitate at a much faster pace.



6.Freedom from Pain

Joint pain and back pain disable more than 170 million Indians, incapacitating them from normal professional and leisure activities. Medical advances such as joint replacement surgery has been a boon to such patients providing them a second lease of life with freedom from pain. The arthroplasty unit of Ganga Hospital has played a lead role in increasing the awareness of these cure among the public and carrying the benefits of surgery to the poor and needy. Every year, a walkathon programme is conducted where patients who have undergone total joint replacement participate in a walk and games competition signifying the conquest of pain.

7. WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?

Burns is a major problem in all developing countries. 95% of burn injuries happen in developing countries and India has a great share of it.Hope after fire is a project to provide Reconstructive Surgery for the correction of deformities in burn survivors.

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