DELHI, India, December 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Rotary International (the global humanitarian service organization) India PolioPlus programme, in partnership with Abbott, the global healthcare company, are running a series of Mega Wellness Camps throughout five Indian cities during the first week of December.

The Mega Wellness Camps or Aarogya Mahashivir are daylong events where doctors and laboratory assistants provide free consultation and education to all walk-in patients on a wide range of health issues. Members of the community will have access to free Thyroid and Diabetes tests and other routine check-ups such as weight and blood pressure.

Rotary International's India National PolioPlus Committee (INPPC) partnered with Abbott in this initiative which is a step towards meeting their goal of enhancing access to health care. For Rotary's India National PolioPlus Committee, the effort is part of their strategy to meet the health needs of the community at large beyond Polio vaccination.

Rotary's India National PolioPlus Committee Chairman Deepak Kapur said This partnership with Abbott is an extension of Rotary's public health initiatives in India. Rotary has been championing the global Polio eradication initiative and we believe such health care support will help further the cause of Polio eradication in India by creating goodwill and acceptance amongst the community. Mr. Kapur further added, We are extremely pleased to have Abbott on board in making such medical health treatments accessible to the underprivileged sections particularly in the State of U.P and Bihar.

Mr. Vivek Mohan, MD of Abbott India said At Abbott, during our 100 years in India, we have strived to make healthcare accessible to those who need it most and the Rotary International's Mega Wellness Camps now provide one of the most effective platforms to reach out to these communities to make a tangible difference.

The Mega Wellness Camps are being conducted in Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi.

About Rotary International:

Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary International is the world's first and one of the largest non-profit humanitarian service organizations. It is comprised of 1.2 million business and professional leaders in nearly 170 countries. Rotary members initiate community projects that address many of today's most critical issues such as violence, AIDS, hunger, the environment and health care. Rotary International is best known for being a spearheading partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and is the largest private sector donor to the campaign. More than 1 million Rotary members have volunteered their time and personal resources to protect nearly 2 billion children in 122 countries from polio. Rotary provides contingency funds, and has contributed more than US$ 832 million towards the global Polio eradication effort. In addition, Rotary has played a major role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than US$ 5 billion to Rotary's PolioPlus Programme.

About Abbott:

Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs more than 72,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.

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SOURCE: Rotary International

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