We are resolved to rid the world of polio forever. We also educate and equip communities to stop other diseases and expand access to health care.
Rotary Popatlal Prabhudas Charitable Medical Centre
Located on first floor of the Rotary Service Centre on Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai, the Medical Centre has been serving the neighbourhood community since 1972. Today, it caters to more than 20000 patients in a year in its well-equipped General OPD, Dental, Physiotherapy, Homoeopathy, Skin, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Diabetology, Orthopaedics, Mental Wellness, Paediatrics and Pathology Departments. The Medical Centre also successfully runs a TB Cure Centre as also does counselling on TB and HIV / AIDS.
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Rotary Eye Donation Centre
The Centre also has a 24×7 ROTARY EYE DONATION CENTRE to facilitate collection of corneas donated by deceased individuals. A trained technician team is available at call to harvest the donated corneas within a couple of hours of receiving the call on +91 93728 37213. For more information, please click here.
Rotary Health Check-up Camps
The Club regularly organizes onsite and offsite Health Check Up Camps to facilitate early diagnosis of various health problems in the neighborhood communities. Apart from 4 to 6 General Health Check Up Camps organized every year, the Club also arranges Specialty Health Check Up Camps for Dental, Eye Sight, Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiac and Lung disorders. Panel of expert Doctors and medical professionals volunteer at these camps, supported by members of the Club and members of associated Rotaract Clubs. Prominent Diagnostic Centres, Pharma Companies and Non-Government Organisations routinely partner with us in our out-reach initiatives for the benefit of less privileged members of the society.
Bombay West Rotary Institute for the Deaf
Rotary KDN Shruti School for Hearing Impaired
The brainchild of Shri Ramesh Oza, a renowned Audiologist and Speech Therapist, who visualized the need for a special school in Mumbai suburbs, this school was started in 1973 as a project of our Club and has become a permanent and flagship project of the club. Today it imparts SSC Syllabus education (Std.I to VII) to over 100 hearing impaired students in multiple regional languages by specially trained faculty and support staff and preparing them for joining normal schools from VIII Std. onwards. Quite of few alumni of this special school have completed graduation and post-graduation studies or taken up vocational courses and are successful in their careers / lives. For more information, please click here.
Smt.Kantaben Balwantray Parekh Audiology Centre
Functional since 1982, the Centre was inaugurated as Smt. Kantaben Balwantray Parekh Audiology Centre in 2004. It is equipped with state of the art modern equipment along with sound treated room.
The Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation & Training Centre (temporarily shut down)
This centre, inaugurated in 2002, provides training to hearing impaired infants and children fitted with hearing aids, or cochlear implants. So far, over a 100 implantees have been trained at the centre. The centre boasts of well equipped rooms, modern teaching aids and methods, counseling and technical services like mapping for Advance Bionic, Nucleus and Medel implants, to the parents and family members of children, registered with it, by qualified, well trained and dedicated staff.
Facilitating Cochlear Implant Surgeries
The Club has, over the last few years, co-sponsored several hearing impaired children’s Cochlear Implant Surgeries, transforming their lives and as also of their families.
The Cochlear Implant is an important development, which is a great boon to profoundly hearing impaired children and adults who do not benefit from traditional hearing aids. It is a highly sophisticated device inserted surgically in the inner ear. Intensive training is required after the surgery, to interpret the sounds heard, meaningfully and develop vocabulary, to use for communication.
Rotary D G Goenka Blood Bank
Set up 2003, Rotary D.G.Goenka Blood Bank is one of the most innovative golden jubilee projects of the Club. A state-of-the-art facility located at BSES MG Hospital managed by Brahmakumaris, offers the latest in Blood Component Therapy. The components available at the Blood Bank are Packed red cells, Fresh frozen plasma, Platelets, Cryoprecipitate and Cryodepleted plasma, along with whole Blood. Funded by Rotary Club of Bombay West, Roatry District 7120 and the Rotary Foundation, the equipment has been sourced globally and is licensed by State Food and Drug Administration.
Rotary D G Goenka Blood Bank is one of the very few blood banks with facilities for Blood Components. It is the only blood bank that offers Component facility in its area. The Blood Bank is open 24 hours thus making the Blood and Components available round the clock for needy patients. The Blood Bank organizes voluntary Blood donation camps regularly at colleges, corporate offices and public places with support from Rotary Club of Bombay West and Rotaract Clubs (the youth wing of Rotary movement). These camps ensure continuous availability of Blood and Components.
The Club has also co-sponsored a Blood Transport Vehicle for the Blood Bank to ferry doctors, para-medic staff, equipments and blood when organizing off-site blood collection drives. The Club also provided a state-of-the-art Hematology Analyzer to the Blood Bank to upgrade its facilities.
COVID -19 Pandemic
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Club has been at the forefront in distribution of groceries, food packets, PPEs and Masks to those in need, including migrant workers, less privileged members of the community, medical professionals, policemen, essential services personnel, etc. Along with Rotary Clubs in our District (3141), we have touched lives of thousands of individuals and families through our disaster relief initiatives. While we salute all those who are leading the fight against the disease, we would also like to acknowledge our own members and volunteers who have risked their own well-being and stepped out of the comfort of their homes to reach out to the community. We also acknowledge the financial contributions made by our members and other donors, without which it would not have been possible to serve those in need.