Chennai Digest

Published: 19th December 2015 04:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2015 04:29 AM   |  A+A-


HFH Provides Aid and Housing

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) India distributed food to 12,500 people in Villupuram,  Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chennai. The organisation is now providing Aid Kits to 10,000 families in Chennai and Cuddalore. The kits contain tarpaulin sheets, nylon ropes, water filters, buckets, kitchen sets, biomass stoves, mats and hygiene kits including sanitary napkins, soaps, tooth brushes, tooth paste, hard brushes, disinfectants and towels. HFH India plans to build disaster resilient houses for 10,000 families of flood victims.                        


Health Camp for Police Personnel

Fortis Hospital on Arcot Road conducted a free health camp for police personnel and their families at the police residential quarters in T Nagar. More than 500 people were screened at the camp for random blood sugar tests, BP, ECG and echocardiogram. Police personnel and their families  were also able to consult a cardiologist and a dietician. The Fortis medical team also investigated for hypertension, diabetes and gastritis at the camp. Dr Mohan Ranganathan, Fortis Hospital, Arcot Road said, “Long hours of work, irregular eating habits and stress are the causes of developing high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack.  We are planning to organise several camps at various police residential quarters in future.” 

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