Marathwada region, especially Latur has been hit hard by drought as dams, rivers and hundreds of wells have dried up. However, the drought hit Latur village "Madansuri" has got a blessing when the solar pump manufacturing company Shakti Pumps (I) Ltd installed 2 Solar Water Pumping Systems there providing some 1 lakh litre water per day bringing great relief to the drought hit villagers. Shakti has installed the solar water pumping systems in the village under its CSR initiative.
Here at Shakti we are committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR), and have set up the SEVA-Shakti Foundation Charitable Trust as part of this program.
Part of the Trust's work is to bring value to society and build better communities in and around Indore. Shakti Health Camp was the first of our community initiatives, and was declared formally open by Mr Ankit Patidar, then head of marketing for Shakti Pumps, on 7 August 2011. The very first camp was at the Malwa Institute of Technology in Nipania, a village on the outskirts of Indore.
More than 1,000 people attended the camp, many of whom benefited from the free medical check-ups, treatments and advice offered throughout the day. Since awareness of health related treatments is so low within rural communities, we also provided free transport to the camp to ensure that as many people as possible had access to the facilities.Our thanks goes out to the team of doctors and their hard work and dedication, making the camp such a huge success and setting it up for the future.
Since then, Shakti has run other health camps and hopes this will continue long into the future. We hope to be able to run health camps on the first Sunday of the month, making them a reliable and recognized part of the community.
People who attend these camps and clinics are offered expert advice from trained doctors, free check-ups and the relevant treatment for anyone in need. Our aim is to provide access to health care for everyone, especially those living in rural and remote areas.
Patients of the Rangvasa clinic can also be referred to a number of Indore's hospitals. None of these hospitals require the referred patients to register or pay initial fees - a vital part of the bid to provide good healthcare to all.