Healthcare, Hospital Referrals, Emergency Healthcare
Preventive and curative health care receive equal attention at TMCP. A qualified medical professional visits each crèche every week to cater to the health-related issues that children may have. Immunization, dental and eye check-up are regularly held at every centre. When children in a construction worker’s family face serious medical issues where do they go? With limited awareness and means, good medical treatment is out of their reach. TMCP helps arrange for their treatment under good experts, take the children for consultations with the doctors and often have to accompany the parents from the site to the hospital if the child is admitted there.
Read the story about little Hassan and his heart…
Heart for a heart
A stronger heart now beats in little Hassan’s body. 7-year-old Hassan had been suffering from a heart problem since birth. He could not run, could not walk for long, his nails would always be bluish… doctors diagnosed it as a hole in the heart and advised the family that the hole would diminish with age. But years later too Hassan was suffering from the same symptoms and his parents consulted doctors at the D.Y. Patil Hospital. They were now advised that the hole was in fact growing and a surgery was unavoidable. Hassan’s parents are construction workers since the last six years at the Dwarka site where TMCP runs a centre. The parents of two children aged 3 and 6, were worried about the cost of the surgery and wondered what to do next.
Hassan’s mother is a strong woman who was determined to move from pillar to post so that Hassan would be hale and hearty soon. She came to TMCP with a plea for help and all effort to find a solution were set in motion. TMCP found out that the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Arogya Yojana supports families, below the poverty line, to get free access to quality medical services through government-run hospitals. A lot of paper-work and running around was involved but it finally all came through and Hassan was operated upon by cardiac surgeon Dr Thakur at the Sassoon Hospital Pune in July 2013. The surgery was a success and today Hassan is on his way to a speedy recovery.
“All costs for the surgery and medicines post-surgery were borne by the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Arogya Yojana. I am so grateful to Tara Mobile Creches Pune for bearing the expense of all medicines and tests before the surgery,” expresses Hassan’s mother with gratitude brimming in her eyes.