Maternal & Child Health Camp
A Maternal and Child Health camp was conducted at Bongla, Haridwar for 300 patients. A team of specialists from the departments of Gynecology, Pediatrics and General Medicine SRHU provided their services. Besides basic medical investigation services like X-Ray, ECG, USG, blood sugar and hemoglobin test was provided to patients with common diseases, pregnant women and children.

Women’s Day Celebration
RDI celebrated Women’s Day at Aurangabad on March 8 with local health care providers and women. An initiative was taken by motivating women towards the importance of girls and promoting them to stop discrimination amongst them. As part of celebration women prepared traditional dishes which are common within their families.

National Training of Trainers
National Health System Resource Center and RDI organized Training of Trainers on ASHA 6th and 7th Module, Round – II from 21 to 28 February 2016 at RDI. The purpose of the training was to train the 22 State Trainers of Uttar Pradesh on high risk assessment and management of low birth weight term/preterm baby. These trained participants would further train the district trainers and ensure capacity building of ASHA and ASHA facilitators in their respective areas.

Ensuring Accessibility for All
A well-designed environment which is safe, comfortable and readily accessible is recognized as a basic necessity, and there are attempts to ensure the same. Department of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan), as a nationwide flagship campaign for achieving universal accessibility for persons with disabilities.

RDI conducted training from March 28 to 30 at Hotel Pacific Dehradun with CBM. The workshop oriented the participants on the concept of “Universal Design” through Accessibility Audit. Universal Design means developing infrastructure, resources and practices that would be accessible by all including people with disability, pregnant women, elderly, patients and people at large. The training included both theory and practical sessions.

Dr. V.D. Semwal was nominated as a State Trainer for National Accreditation of Accredited Social Health Activist. He will be part of the National Resource Pool as well. Three states, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand have been identified in the first round of this activity.