Hyderabad, Telangana: Lions Club of Hyderabad Petals, an all women club to inaugurate its Charitable Clinic for Women and Children of less privileged sections at Indiranagar, near Kamalapur in Srinagar Colony tomorrow.
The District Governor of International Association of Lions Clubs, Lion Manoj Kumar Rajpurohit of District 320/A and Ms. Uma Chigurupati, Chairperson, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) will grace and inaugurate the same.
Sudha Moola Deverakonda, Interior designer has designed the room for the clinic.
The clinic is the permanent project of the club taken up in the slum area of Indiranagar, which has 16,650 population comprising daily wage workers, film technicians, drivers.
The Clinic which will be fully functional from tomorrow will have Paediatricians and Gynaecologists who will provide consultancy almost free at a nominal cost of Rs 40 or 50, which is yet to be fixed.
The clinic is coming up in a classroom donated by Richmonds High School. The room will be disconnected from the school.
The total cost of the project is Rs 2 lakh and the running expenditure is estimated to be around Rs 6 to 8 lakhs per year. The patients visited will be charged a nominal fee of Rs 40 to 50/- as a maintenance charge.
The clinic will work for six hours a day(3 hours each in the morning and evening)
Hyderabad Petals is a all women club which has 120 members coming from eminent and affluent families.
The clinic will also organise free Diabetic Checkup, Breast Cancer Check up camps and others.
Women and Children are the most vulnerable people and their health is of utmost importance for the betterment of the society.
Ms. Kavita Rathod, Secretary of the club, Sarita Rao, Treasurer, Dilip Kumar Varma, Chairman Richmonds High School were present at the function.
The President of the club Lion Sangeetha Varma has taken up the permanent project by raising donations through members and through fundraiser events.
According to her, the club also intends to open a few more such health centers in other areas of the city too. The likely places for the same are Domalguda, Uppal and Begumbazar. We may open two more clinics in the next one year, informed Sangeetha Varma.
The Secretary Lion Kavita Rathod and the Treasurer Lion SaritaRao have worked hand in hand in giving a concrete shape to the objective of the club.