Mukul Madhav Foundation has been associated with several hospitals in Pune, through their social work department, Finolex Industries has helped many of these hospitals by donating infrastructure.
In addition to this, to create public awareness about a healthy lifestyle, MMF has sponsored an event called Bhag Pune Bhag – a Marathon which was held in October, 2013, which was organized by Prashanti Cancer Care Mission.
Since 2008, MMF have been conducting free bi-annual medical health camps in Government schools in and around Ratnagiri. At each camp, dentists, ophthalmic and general physicians screen around three thousand students. Doctors and specialists from prominent hospitals such as KEM, Hospital Pune, Bharati Vidyapeeth school of Audiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and H.V.Desai Eye Hospital are participating in these camps. Medical cards are maintained to monitor the students’ progress. MMF provides further medical treatment to those students who require it.
Since 2013, this project has been supported by Finolex Industries Ltd.
In February, 2014, MMF & FIL organised similar health-camps for children in the slum areas in Pune and municipal schools in Panchgani.
To sensitize and create public awareness about breast and cervical cancer, MMF & FIL in association with a reputed Pune based NGO, “Prashanti Cancer Care Mission” organized a unique program called ‘Cancer Diagnosis at Your Doorstep’. This camp was conducted in December 2013 for rural women from Ratnagiri and in March 2014 for women living in the slum areas of Pune.
Two Cancer detection tests were carried out under the observation of qualified doctors, a counselor and trained technicians. A mobile van which was equipped with all the required machinery was used to conduct this initiative.
The remarkable success of our cancer detection camp at Ratnagiri led us to understand that there is a need for a specialized clinic, which would address and provide various Cancer Care services.
Hence, with the vision to uplift healthcare services, for women in that area, Mukul Madhav Foundation, in association with Finolex Industries Limited and Prashanti Cancer Care Mission, decided to establish a Cancer Diagnostic Clinic at Parkar Hospital, Ratnagiri called, “Finolex Women’s Well-Being Clinic“. Mammography and Colposcopy tests are conducted and provided at a subsidized cost here.
In June, 2014, it was history created with the first ever “Therapeutic Mammoplasty” carried out at the Well-being Clinic, by Dr. C. B. Koppiker.
Twice a year, we organize Mammography camps at the clinic, where Finolex Pipes sponsors 80% of the cost, to promote and spread the message of continuous and compulsory health check-ups to all women of Ratnagiri.
In addition to this Finolex Pipes & Mukul Madhav Foundation for the past three years have been participating in the “Our Marathon For Breast Cancer”.
Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Pipes began a project with Healing Little Hearts (HLH), a registered charity in the UK and Grant Medical Foundation’s Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune since March 2014, to conduct quarterly pediatric cardiac camps. Together we bring in specialist medical teams from the UK to Pune to stand-in, guide and train the in-house doctors at Ruby Hall Clinic during complex heart procedures. This team is comprises of pediatricians, nurses and intensivists. From the University Hospitals of Leicester, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool Children’s Hospital and other institutions. Doctors who wish to participate in this programme register with Dr. Sanjiv Nichani, the Founder of Healing Little Hearts, Leicester, UK.
Currently, children in India with heart problems either do not get the surgical treatment required or doctors do not have the expertise to either operate on them (as in the case of underweight babies) or to care for them post surgery, which results in high mortality rates. The vision for this project is to help this situation in India.
Members of Healing Little Hearts give their time to come to India in support of this worthy cause without any financial remuneration. These surgeons specialize in operating on new-borns suffering with heart diseases and the team of intensivists and nurses are skilled in postoperative care.
Finolex Industries Limited, through Mukul Madhav Foundation, is sponsoring the teams’ accommodation and domestic travel expenses, and is also looking at possible tie-ups with other hospitals in Pune. We have been lucky to receive sponsorship for their international travel expenses through Amit and Priti Choksey of Mazda Colours Ltd.
In May 2016, 100 children will have benefited from this initiative!
We regularly conduct medical camps for all our employees in our factories and offices.