Posted by Haagen Cumlet on Jul 16, 2012

Source: India PRwire

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Midtown Rotary Club, Indian Rotary District 3080) has announced the setting up a woman-child centre for handling deliveries of women living in the Janta Colony.

This is a big slum on the outskirt of Chandigarh (city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab) with nearly 10,000 people where health needs are immense, which our club shall endeavour to provide, she said.

Dr. Yogesh Chawla, Director, PGIMER, who was chief guest at the occasion of the announcement, commended Club President Ritu Singal and her team for planning an extensive programme to reach out to the community to meet the pressing needs in which health plays a significant role.

Dr. Chawla said that active community participation is a must to ensure delivery of health services to the pockets of neglect and Rotarians have proven themselves by making India almost polio-free with WHO taking it off the endemic countries' list.

She informed that Rotarians would be making special efforts to work for "Peace Through Service" which is the Rotary International theme this year, by ensuring better health and nutrition facilities for children, providing clean drinking water, generating traffic awareness, and promoting voluntary blood donation to meet the growing need for blood in tricity.

Ritu Singal, who is the managing director of Raglan Infrastructure Ltd and Winner Nippon Electronics Ltd, was conferred the "Woman Entrepreneur of the Year" Award from a pan-India selection, last year, instituted by ET NOW.

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