The HCL Foundation supports the upgrading of five community health centers in Lucknow

The HCL Foundation (HCLF), the CSR (corporate social responsibility) arm of HCL Technologies, has supported the upgrading of five community health centers to ensure improved health services in Lucknow. HCLF will provide medical equipment and items to strengthen the quality and delivery of maternal and child health services in underserved urban communities.

This activity was carried out under the health vertical of HCL Uday, the HCL Foundation’s flagship program to fight urban poverty and is expected to collectively benefit about 20 lakh people in the regions of Indira Nagar, Aliganj, Chander Nagar, Aishbagh and Silver Jubilee in Lucknow.

This support to strengthen public health functioning, is part of the wider MoU signed in 2021 between CMO (Chief Medical Officer) Lucknow, HCLF and health partner NGO MAMTA, Health Institute for Mother and Child (MAMTA-HIMC).

Items include specific equipment related to maternal and child health, such as a neonatal resuscitation kit, fetal doppler and pediatric stethoscope, as well as more general health items such as hygrometers, condom boxes, delivery kits and curtains for the privacy of each work table to enable the CHC (community health service center) to adhere to the guidelines of LaQshya (a quality improvement initiative in the ward labor and maternity OT, aimed at improving the quality of care for mothers and newborns).

The list of equipment and needs was decided after an observation study and a needs assessment carried out by the partner NGO, MAMTA-HIMC, in discussion with the CMO.

Strengthening health facilities is important to ensure accessibility, affordability and availability of health services for poor urban communities. HCL Uday aims to improve health outcomes among the urban poor with a focus on maternal and child health care and general health care.

To improve the health of community members, the HCL Foundation now only works on the supply side by strengthening health infrastructure and building the capacity of health workers, but also works closely with communities to raise awareness. and improving the use of health services.

Let’s talk about the initiative, Nidhi Pundhir, Director, HCL Foundation said, “At HCL, we believe that access to quality health care is a fundamental right. We welcome the opportunity to play a role in helping people, especially poor urban communities, achieve better health care outcomes. This initiative is in line with the HCL Uday – Health framework which aims to strengthen health facilities to ensure affordable and accessible quality health care.

(CSR India)

India CSR I March 01, 2022

Maria J. Book