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INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY

 NELLORE DISTRICT BRANCH

Indian Red Cross Society, Nellore District Branch rendering service to the community through Medical and Health activities, Medical Camps.  The following projects are run for the service of the public. 

Vaccination Centre

Blood Bank
Spastics Centre
Cancer Project
YRG Care (Aids Clinic)
Disaster Relief
Junior Red Cross
Youth Red Cross
Pinakini Gandhi Ashram
Donors List
 
 

 

 

 Vaccination Centre :-

 

 

            In 1996 Anti Rabies Clinic was started as the dog bite cases were put to lot of suffering for want of regular supply of A.R.V. Vaccine to the Govt. Hospitals to mitigate the suffering of the poor and middle class by supplying vaccine at low cost without the motto of no loss and no profit.  The vaccine is being administered through Intradermal system which will be 1/5 of the cost of one dose.  We are completing the course of treatment for Rs. 400/- through the above system by giving Intradermal injections.  There is daily attendance of not below 50 new patients of dog bite cases in our clinic.  We are giving vaccine for hepatitis-B at the cost of adult dose Rs. 80/- and children dose Rs. 40/-.  The main beneficiaries of the service are from the interior villages of the Nellore District.

 

 

 

 Modern Blood Bank 

 

First time a Modern Blood Bank was started in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh in 1997 as the HIV / AIDS cases were rampant in the district for want of safe blood may emergency cases were proving fatal with the help of the Philanthropists, Rice Millers Association and donors of the Nellore District and also district administration.

The Blood bank has been inaugurated by H.E the then Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Kishan Kanth and components block was inaugurated by Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.  Now the Blood Bank at Nellore is fully equipped with latest equipment.

 

Mobile van presented by Andhra Bank for  Voluntary Blood Donation Camps by  Dr. Rangarajan, H.E. the Governor of A.P.

 

The voluntary blood donation movement has gained momentum.  Many social organizations, individuals, motivators, voluntary donors from various colleges are contributing to this movement.  The voluntary blood donation has reached 65% in our blood bank.   The Blood bank is supplying safe blood after conducting several tests to the public by collecting Rs. 400/- testing charges.  We are not collecting any testing charges and supplying safe blood free to patients undergoing treatment in the Government Maternity Hospital, Head Quarters Hospital ,Tribal patients in Jayabharath Hospital and Thalasemia, HIV/AIDS patients, Cancer patients of IRCS Cancer Hospital.  The main beneficiaries of the service of Blood Bank are the patients from Government Maternity Hospital and local private hospitals.  Now we are supplying 1500 units monthly to the needy persons.  Our Blood Bank has supplied …………….. units platelets to the patients suffering from dengue fever during the period from April, 2007 to November, 2007.

 

Inauguration of Components Block in the Indian Red Cross Society Blood Bank by Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sri Anam Viveknanda Reddy, MLA, Nellore and others.

 Blood Storage Centres

We have started the first Blood Storage Centre at Atmakur of Nellore District, A.P. and opening centres at Udayagiri and Sullurpet shortly with the assistance of State Indian Red Cross Society.

 

“Join the movement for safe blood”

 

Monthly Issue Report – April, 2007 to November, 2007

S.No

Particulars

April, 2007

May, 2007

June, 2007

July, 2007

August, 2007

September, 2007

October, 2007

November, 2007

1

No. of Units collected

997

1398

1067

1187

1373

1340

1918

1244

2

No. of camps conducted

09

11

08

13

17

21

15

11

3

No. of Voluntary Donors

397

599

421

593

924

763

733

553

4

No. of Replacement Donors

600

799

646

594

449

577

1185

691

5

No. of Units issued free of service charge

234

252

225

215

219

173

213

175

6

Total No. of Units Issued

1359

1386

1379

1229

1470

1744

2658

872

7

Whole Blood

925

1057

1050

888

888

815

857

445

8

P.R.B.C.

159

105

85

76

150

249

332

596

9

F.F.P

129

129

140

147

172

157

280

204

10

F.P.

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

11

P.R.P.

--

01

--

13

04

03

--

--

12

Platelets

146

94

104

105

256

520

1189

627

13

Washed RBC

08

08

07

07

11

08

10

--

 

INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY  MAGUNTA SUBBARAMIREDDY SPASTICS CENTRE

  

Introduction :-

            Indian Red Cross Society has launched a series of programmes to promoting medical and rehabilitation services for disabled persons in Nellore and around.

Reasons for :-

            Most of the people, children as adult are ignorant, about the disability, the popular myth is that people who have disabilities are burden on their families and society.  This is not true and is based on the feelings of fear, superstition and a total lack of concern that non-have towards the disabled.  These negative feelings must be systematically eradicated from our society.

             The Indian Red Cross Society found that one out of every ten persons in India is disabled that means 100 millions children or adults approximately who are permanently disabled people are either born disabled or acquired disabilities such disabled are more prevalent also in Nellore District and surroundings.

            In this view Indian Red Cross Society has launched Indian Red Cross Society M.S.R. Spastics Centre in the year of 2000 and running it successfully with the help of Philanthropist Smt. Magunta Parvathamma in the name of her husband Late Sri Magunta Subbarami Reddy and other Philanthropists of Nellore District.  The Government of India is helping by giving 90% grant-in-aid.  

There is a strength of 90 beneficiaries in this institution.  We have appointed qualified Teachers, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, Vocational Instructor, Music, Dance, Art and Craft instructor in this institution.  We are extending service with daily physiotherapy. 

Our target population Mentally Challenged children different age group and different categories like Down’s, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple disability.

Target group  B.P.L. (Below Poverty Line)
Target disabilities  C.P., M.R., Autism, Multiple Disabled.
Goal is  Developing towards the society as per norms and culture with individual levels and abilities.
 Objectives To provide special education for Mentally Challenged Children.
To Provide Early Intervention Services. To Provide Physiotherapy.
To Provide Speech therapy
To Provide vocation Training.
To Provide Music Therapy
To Provide Recreational Therapy
To Provide Yoga Therapy
To Provide Behaviour Modification Therapy.
To Provide Parental Counseling.
To Provide Home Based Programmes and Audiometry facility etc.,
RCS MSR Spastics  I Govt. Officials, Private sector, Industrials, Professionals and     others.
Referals Schools, Institutions, Govt. Hospitals and Professional Volunteers.
Advocacy Through Cultural Programmes, Clippings, Video, Medical Camps, Door to door canvas.
Challenges  IRCS have planned to start Vocational Training, better livings for disabilities and to Choose placements depending upon their abilities. Motivate the parents.
Supportive Services Medical, Therapeutic and other N.G.O.s
Facilities  Free of cost of all services. (Van and Therapeutic facilities)
 
 

 

 

Successful cases in all Therapeutics like Special Education, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy.

Jyothi Swaroopa, Kavitha, Roshan Ghoy, Mounik, Manoj Chandra and so ……

 

How you can help the cause :- 

Sponsored a child (Day Scholar)    Rs. 8,000/- per annum
Contribute for transport vehicle Rs. 15,000/- per month
Towards corpus fund  Rs. 20,000/-
Teaching aid (Special Education) Rs. 6,000/- per annum
Physiotherapy Equipment  Rs. 50,000/- per annum
Uniform for children  Rs. 20,000/- per annum
Providing funds to construct a room and Teaching aids in memory of your beloved Ones. Rs. 1,50,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PINAKINI SATYAGRAHA ASHRAMAM (GANDHI ASHRAMAM) PALLIPADU VILLAGE

 

  

The Pinakini Satyagraha Ashramam stands for a notable symbol of Mahatma Gandhi’s association with Nellore District established on the bank of river Pennar (Pinakini) at the distance of 6 miles from Nellore town.  It has made a significant contribution to the National Freedom Struggle lead by Gandhiji.  This Ashramam is known as Pallipadu Gandhi Ashramam, Intended to train enlightened non-violent freedom fighters.  It is the first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh and stands second only to Gandhiji’s Ashramam at Sabarmathi at the National Level.  The Ashramam was inaugurated on 7.2.1921 by Gandhiji himself which is started in thatched sheds on the bank of river Pennar.  On the suggestion of Gandhiji an amount of Rs. 10,000/- was extended as financial help by the All India Congress Committee and 22 acres of land was secured.  The living and teaching in the Ashramam started on the principles of truth, Non-violence, believing God, Non-coveredness, Celibacy and the like many concrete and constructive programmes were taken up such as Production of Khadhi, Eradication of untouchability, propagation of Hindi the national language, Naturopathy, Equality of all religions, Adult Education and Cultivation of land for self sustance.  The Ashramam is now handover to the Indian Red Cross Society Nellore District branch for maintenance. Indian Red Cross Society Nellore District branch is intending to renovate the old building and also to convert the Ashramam as a Tourist Centre for the New Generation by seeking funds from the Philanthropists.

 

 

 

INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY  Y.R.G. CARE COMMUNITY CLINIC

 

I.R.C.S Y.R.G CARE Community Clinic :-  The clinic started during February, 2006 with the assistance of Y.R.G CARE, Chennai, last year has been serving the HIV/AIDS patients.  During the year 496 patients were examined.  Out of them 433 were positive.  366 positive cases are treated at present.

 

 

 

DISASTERS RELIEF

       The main objective of the Indian Red Cross Society is service to victims of Natural calamities in general. The Indian Red Cross Society Nellore District branch has raised for occasion in several occasions and served the victims of the calamities such as fire accidents, cyclone disasters, earth quakes, Tsunami, train accidents etc.

RELIEF OPERATIONS IN ORISSA CYCLONE EFFECTED AREAS

   

 

 

JUNIOR RED CROSS

 

          The Junior Red Cross is the Student’s wing of the Red Cross.  It is a group movement organized within schools.  Students who take part in Junior Red Cross activities are known as ‘Juniors’.  The teachers who guides the students in JRC activities, is called “COUNSELLOR”.

 JUNIOR RED CROSS OBJECTS

  1. Promotion of Health
  2. Service to the Sick and suffering
  3. National and International friendliness

JUNIOR RED CROSS MOTTO

I SERVE”.

JUNIOR RED CROSS PLEDGE

          “I pledge myself to care for my own health and that of others, to help the sick and suffering, especially children and to look of all other children all over the world as my friends.”

 

FUNCTIONING OF JRC IN SCHOOLS

          JRC activities are formulated based on its Principles of Health, Service and Friendship.  The programs are chalked out in such as way to suit occasions, locations and social requirements.  Some of the activities that can be organized are indicated here.

1. Promotion of Health:

(a)   Practice of Health Habits

(b)   Cleanliness of School Premises

(c)   Health Awareness campaign in the nearby areas

(d)   First Aid Training

(e)   Blood grouping camps for JRC members and Blood donation open demonstration by JRC COUNSELLOR.

2. Service to Other:

(a)   May I Helf squads

(b)   Providing Books, Medicines, Food, Clothing etc to poor school children

(c)   Voluntary service during relief operations connected with Natural Calamities.

(d)   Providing First Aid to wounded / Sick.

(e)   Visit to Hospitals, Orphanage, Home for the Aged.

(f)    Adoption of a nearby slum or village for literacy campaign and health awareness programme

(g)   Road safety and fire fighting

3. Friendship:

(a)   Participating in JRC Camps, Competitions, Exhibitions etc.,

(b)   Sending Greetings

(c)   Exchanging of Albums

(d)   Organizing inter Religious Harmony Rally and National Integration Camps

 

 

YOUTH RED CROSS

 

          The Youth Red Cross Society is College going students’ wing in Red Cross. 

AIMS

The AIMS of YRC are

  1. Promotion of Health and hygiene
  2. Service to Others
  3. World friendliness

MOTTO

          “TO SERVE”

OBJECTIVES

  1. Promotion of potentialities of the youth to enable them to render skilled philanthropic service, toned up by a sense of self-sacrifice for he mitigation of suffering of the needy and the distressed.
  2. Promotion of health, hygiene, sanitation and educate the members of community in prevention of diseases and mitigation of suffering.
  3. Promotion and motivation among the youth for fostering Friendship and Fraternity at the National and International level;
  4. Promotion of qualities of leadership and traits of personality among the youth;
  5. Promotion of the spirit of self reliance and dignity of labour among the youth;
  6. Promotion of training in various skills to render qualified service to the needy;
  7. Promotion of factors which may contribute to the establishment to peace at the national and international level;

PLEDGE

          “As a member of Youth Red Cross I promise to serve, to work loyally for the promotion of health and relief of suffering and distress, wherever I may find it, and to hold in friendship boys and girls of all nations.”

 

Donors List

Sl.No

Name of the Donor

Donated for

Amount

1.

AP State Government

Spastic Centre

40.00 Lakhs

2.

Maguta Raghava Reddy Charitable Trust

Spastic Centre

10.00 Lakhs

3.

Nellore District Rice Mills Association

Blood Bank

4.50 Lakhs

4.

Magunta Raghava Reddy

Blood Bank

2.50 Lakhs

5.

Samadanam Funds

Blood Bank

2.00 Lakhs

6.

DRDA Funds

Blood Bank

2.00 Lakhs

7.

IRCS, AP State Brach

Blood Bank

1.75 Lakhs

8.

Late P. Ramachandra Reddy, IFFCO

Blood Bank

1.00 Lakh

9.

Auditor Dasaradharamiredddy Charitable Trust

Blood Bank

1.00 Lakh

10.

Sri L.V.Narasareddy

Blood Bank

1.00 Lakh

11.

Late Dega Sundara Rami Reddy

Blood Bank

1.00 Lakh

12.

Sri Jakka Sreenivasulu Reddy

Blood Bank

1.00 Lakh

13.

M/s M.G. Brothers, Nellore

Blood Bank

1.00 Lakh

14.

Smt. Padmavathi Ravichandra

Spastic Centre

1.00 Lakh

15.

Late Bezawada Gopal Reddy

Spastic Centre

1.00 Lakh

 

INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY CANCER HOSPITAL

Podalakur Road, Nellore

 

          Cancer, as you are all well aware, is one of the major causes of mortality in the modern age.  Even the very word ‘Cancer’ strikes terror into the heart of the common man.  But doctors assure us that by early detection of cancer total cure is possible in most of the cases.  With this in view, the Nellore District Branch of the Indian Red Cross Society, desired to start a Cancer Detection Centre, in the first instance.  Sri J.S. Reddy has volunteered to contribute an amount of Rs. 10 lakhs for the building.  Our efforts to get Janmabhoomi funds for this work did not succeed.  Hence the then District Collector Smt.Y.Srilakshmi, I.A.S., has allotted 50 cents vacant land within the compound of D.S.R. Govt. Head Quarters Hospital and released Rs. 29  lakhs from NSS funds for the construction of the building and developing the site.  The construction was completed at a cost of Rs. 42 lakhs.  Padmavibhushan Dr.C. Rangarajan has inaugurated the building.  The centre started functioning from 1st August, 2001.  With the donations realised from Philanthropists, immediately required equipments were procured.  Andhra Bank has donated Rs. 21 lakhs for the purchase of Mammogram and Generator.  Sri Bollineni Krishnaiah, Ex. M.L.A. has donated Rs. 10 lakhs for the Ultra Sound and Colur Doppler System at a cost of Rs. 14 lakhs.   An amount of Rs. 16 lakhs was diverted from the Indian Red Cross Society Blood Bank, for the equipment.

 

          The services of one Senior Surgical Oncologist, a Gyneacologist and other Para Medical Staff could be secured.  Major and minor gyneic surgeries, Chemotherapy etc. are also conducted in our centre.   Visiting specialists from Chennai & Hyderabad are attending to major surgeries relating to Gastro intestinal cases, thyroid and other surgeries.  The services and suggestions of eminent specialists all over the country in Cancer Treatment are available in the hospital through Telemedicine System.  The centre has become very popular and it is functioning extremely very well.

 

          While the CDC was under construction late Dodla Gopalakrishna Reddy, one of the Trustees of Dodla Varada Reddy and Rukminamma Charities, Chennai (Native of Nellore) has come forward to donate Rs. 50 lakhs for the construction of a Radiotherapy building.  A.P. State Government has released Rs. 50 lakhs for the work under Janma Bhoomi Programme.  The building was completed.  With the help of Smt.Panabaka Lakshmi, Hon. Central State Minister for Health and Family Welfare,  grant-in-aid of Rs. 250 lakhs could be obtained.  The cobalt equipment and its accessories were procured and installed in our Radiotherapy Centre.  The building and cobalt equipment was inaugurated by Padmavibhushan Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, H.E. the former President of India  on 11.12.2006.

          Specialist doctors and Para Medical staff were appointed.  Radiation treatment is being administered from 18.12.2006.  On an average 45 to 50 patients are being treated every day.  Patients from neighbouring districts are also attending our centre.

          Government of India sanctioned an additional grant of Rs.50 lakhs for the purchase of equipment to Radiotherapy Centre.  Funds are to be released soon.  Proposals were submitted to Government of India for upgrading the Cancer Hospital into a Regional Cancer Centre.

          Proposals submitted to the A.P. State Government to treat this as a referral hospital,  were approved and orders are to be issued.

 

          A choultry (a rest house) for the poor post operative cancer patients is under construction at a cost of Rs. 20  lakhs, with Rs. 10 lakhs MP Lads from Sri P. Madhu, M.P. (R.S.) and Rs. 10  lakhs donation by Magunta family.


 

          The cancer hospital immediately needs the following equipment

1. Simulator   -        Rs. 2 crores

2. Endoscopy equipment and its accessories - Rs. 25 to 30   lakhs

Buildings :

1. Medical Oncology block

2. Pathology Block

3. Canteen and

4. Quarters for doctors and Para Medical staff

          But more needs to be done.  Maintenance of the equipment, treatment of the patients, providing additional facilities.  All these require a lot of money.  So the Cancer Centre needs Your Active Cooperation by way of Generous Financial Aid.  The Government of India considering the seriousness of the problem and the expenditure involved, graciously granted 100% exemption under Section 35 AC of the Income Tax Act for all donations to the Indian Red Cross Society Cancer Project to a tune of Rs. 6.0 crores i.e. Rs. 2.5 crores for Corpus Fund and Rs. 3.5 crores for the buildings, equipment and development.   The exemption facility was available upto 31.3.2007 only.  We could collect only Rs. 67 lakhs by that time.  So renewal proposals were submitted to the Government of India for Rs. 5.5 crores.  Orders are awaited.

 

 

 

        

 

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