Other Activities 2017 ----

Hundred Solar Powered Street Lights in villages of Himachal Pradesh

Dr Sonal Bathla was on a Surgical Camp in a remote village of Himachal Pradesh near Manali in 2015. At 2:00 O'clock in the middle of the night I received a call that the post prostetectomy patient in a near by hut was draining urine from the abdominal wound. I went to see him but because of lack of light, road and transport facility we could not shift the patient to the base hospital till dawn. This event inspired me to arrange for a Pakka road & Street lights in that area.

First proposal for Solar Powered Street lights sent to ONGC was addressed. They granted 100 Solar lights to five more villages around that area. The “Save Manali” a local NGO in Himachal helped to coordinate with local government authorities for permission and implimentation of the Project.

We are highly obliged to Ms Swati, Mr Sunny, Mr Ajay Kumar and Mr Amar Singh for helping us achieve this great job of bringing light to the dark areas and bring awareness about solar lights to the local villagers.




Cervical Cancer Awareness Rally

A Cervical Cancer Awareness Rally was organized on 2nd April 2017 in North Delhi. The 2 km walk started from Bonta Kamla Nehru Ridge, Delhi University and culminated at Sant Parmanand Hospital. The rally was a great success, 450 people walked for this noble cause. On reaching Sant Parmanand Hospital an awareness programme was conducted for the public. This event was conducted under supervision of Dr Nirmala Agarwal with Dr Geeta Mediratta from IMS Delhi Chapter.





Cervical Cancer Awareness Drive

The first phase of “Cervical Cancer Awareness, Screening and Vaccination Drive” as a part of Community outreach Project organised by Okti Foundation, Sant Parmanand Hospital, Sitaram Bhartia Institute Of Science and Research in association with ONGC and  supported by FOGSI, AOGIN INDIA, AOGD, IMS, RCOG NZ India, ISCCP, Friends Of SPH, Inner Wheel& Rotary was conducted on 5th October 2017.  

The purpose was to reach out to women and young girls belonging to low socioeconomic strata and impart them education regarding the prevalence of cervical cancer in India, its risk factors, symptoms and spread awareness regarding importance of screening and vaccination against it. It was a good opportunity to make them aware about breast cancer as well. We began by identifying slum clusters in and around Vasant Kunj and distributing pamphlets and putting up banners in the area.

The awareness phase comprising health talk and registration for screening/vaccination was organised at Shiv Mandir, JJ Bandhu camp, opposite B5-B6 Vasant Kunj. The health talks were given by Dr. Nirmala Agarwal, Chairperson, RCOGNZ India, Dr. Sonal Bathla, General secretary, Okti Foundation, Dr. Preeti Yadav, Dr. Tanuja from Sant Parmanand Hospital and Dr. Priti Arora Dhamija, Dr. Neeru Jain from Sitaram Bhartia Hospital. Paramedics from Sant Parmanand Hospital performed a street act to convey the message. This was a major force for women to let go of their inhibitions and  attend the meeting in large numbers. We gave them the sloganजानकारी, जाँच व टीका, कैंसर पड़ जाए फीका

There was an overwhelming response and each woman brought 4 more with her. The concept of vaccination was also welcomed by them. Some women had health queries which were promptly attended. We registered nearly 140 women for screening and 40 girls for vaccination in the second phase. In the end, food was distributed to the participants and their families.





Cervical CancerScreening and Vaccination Drive 

The Second phase of “Cervical Cancer Awareness, Screening and Vaccination Drive” as a part of Community Outreach Program organised by Okti Foundation, Sant Parmanand Hospital, Sitaram Bhartia Institute Of Science and Research in association with ONGC and supported by FOGSI, AOGIN INDIA, AOGD, IMS, RCOG NZ India, ISCCP, Friends Of SPH, Inner Wheel, and Rotary  was conducted on 29th and 30th November 2017. 

The purpose was to reach out to women belonging to low socioeconomic status and screen for cervical cancer in a population that was practically uncovered by vaccination and lacked education and awareness regarding cervical and breast cancer and its screening. In the first leg on 5th October 2017 the awareness campaign had been carried out amongst women of the area through slogans, banners and pamphlets.

The health activity was organised at JJ Bandhu camp, oppposite B5-B6 Vasant Kunj. Demographic evaluation showed that the population was marred by early age at marriage and first child birth, multiparity, poor contraceptive usage and  symptoms suggestive of chronic cervicitis.

Enrolment for checkup was free and voluntary. Five health volunteers from the area played a big role.  The team consisted of 6 doctors, 2 nurses, 2 lab technicians and 8 paramedics. 155 women 20 years and above came forward. For all women, on the spot weight, blood pressure, hemoglobin and random blood sugar was tested to screen for anemia, diabetes and hypertension and dietary advise given. Breast and per abdomen examination was done. Naked eye visualisation by per speculum examination followed by application of acetic acid (VIA) and Lugol’s Iodine (VILI) was recorded in women who were willing. For unhealthy cervix, LBC ( liquid based cytology) was collected and sent to laboratory. These lab services were outsourced. Bimanual pelvic examination was done and  wherever suggestive of pelvic pathology, ultrasound pelvis was prescribed. Basic drugs like Calcium, Iron, antibiotic for pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginal pessaries were distributed wherever indicated.

All these tests were done free of cost. A mobile mammography van was  sponsored by Rotary Gurugram and 20 mammograms done for women  40 years and above. Forty one LBC’s were collected and processed. Ten referrals for ultrasound were advised and arranged at nearby ultrasound centre.

As had been told in the awareness campaign, the women brought their adolescent and unmarried daughters/ relatives for HPV vaccination. Fifty eligible girls between 9 and 16 years of age were immunised with first dose of HPV vaccination with due parental consent. They will receive the second dose after 6 months.

Thus about 20 doctors, nurses and paramedics from Sant Parmanand hospital and Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research joined hands with social volunteers in organising this mammoth task over 2 days. It was a unique opportunity to bring state of the art health care to the most needy.

We are grateful to the participants, ONGC, Okti Foundation, management of the two hospitals, volunteers and the supporting organisations for making this venture a success. We are also grateful to Oncquest Laboratories for processing the LBC and HPV samples, Dr. Sheetal Dhawan Ultrasound Centre for radiology services, Umano healthcare for providing us with medicines and Rotary for providing their mobile mammography van.

The public response was overwhelming and the doctors team including Dr. Sonal Bathla, Dr. Renu Bajaj, Dr. Priti Arora Dhamija, Dr. Neeru Jain, Dr. Preeti Yadav, Dr. Tanuja and the paramedical staff worked extensively

Of the 155 women enrolled, 9 did not come for examination. Of the remaining 146, we detected 13 cases of hypertension and 4 cases of diabetes. 30 women were moderately anemic and one was severely anemic. None of the women had breast lumps and all the 20 mammograms showed benign findings, the commonest being cysts. Pelvic examination was refused by 25 women, 2 had undergone hysterectomy and 2 had menstrual cycles so VIA and VILI was done for 117 cases and was positive in 17 cases, and bimanual pelvic examination showed findings in 10 – 12 women.

Ultrasonography was availed by 7 women, 6 were abdominal and 1 was for bilateral breasts. The findings included 4 cases of endometrial hyperplasia who were advised endometrial biopsy, one case of medical renal disease and one splenomegaly. Endometrial sampling has been done in 1 case and showed proliferative endometrium on histopathology. The patient has been put on medical management.
Of the 41 LBC , one was suspicious for squamous cell carcinoma and this patient was also found to be hr HPV +. She has been referred to AIIMS for further evaluation and is under our close follow up





Let’s Go Green

The residents of Delhi are expected to have a life expectancy nine years lesser than the people living in country side. Shri H.L. Bathla and other residents of Bathla Apartments planted 35 trees in their vicinity in Inderprastha Extension, Delhi, on the eve of Independance Day in August 2017. Tree plantation is the duty of each and every resident of our Mother Earth.




Project “ Samarth”

The rising incidence of unrest in our society today is primarily attributed to increasing awareness & changes in our social structure. The increasing aspirations in our teenagers are leading them to promising jobs but if aspirations are not fulfilled and their energies are not channelized properly, it leads to restlessness, drug abuse, crime & so on. Under the “ Project Samarth” initiated by The Okti Foundation, in July 2017 counselling of juvenile inmates of “Juvenile Justice Board-I”, Sewa kutir Complex, Delhi was conducted under the able guidance of Sh.Vishal Singh for 3 months. Ms Priya Sinker from Okti Foundation conducted the Counseling & Healing session of the JJ inmates with an aim to channelize their energies and guiding them to a safe and fruitful life. The effort was welcomed and appeciated by the inmates and the authorities. The juveniles were taught relaxation exercises and meditation and were inspired to choose the path of righteousness when they move out into the main stream.




Awareness talk on Personal Hygiene under Swachh Bharat Abhyan

An Awareness Programme was organized under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at ONGC building in July 2017 where Dr Sonal Bathla gave a talk about personal & Menstrual hygiene to the female staff.





Celebrating Womanhood

Health Awareness Talk for women of all ages on Personal Hygiene and sanitation was delivered by Dr Sonal Bathla in July 2017 at……. Bhawan Delhi. “Tejasvini Award” by “Rajasthan Ratnakar Society”for work on “Women Empowerment “ was awarded to Dr Sonal Bathla at Delhi on 15th July 2017 Health Awareness Talk for women of all ages on Personal Hygiene and sanitation was delivered by Dr Sonal Bathla in July 2017 at……. Bhawan Delhi.

“Tejasvini Award” by “Rajasthan Ratnakar Society”for work on “Women Empowerment “ was awarded to Dr Sonal Bathla at Delhi on 15th July 2017





LIST OF DONORS-2017
 ONGC
 Shree Cement Ltd
  Smt. Sumitra Devi Bathla
  Sh. Harbans Lal Bathla
  Dr K M Bhagat
  Mrs Manisha Bhagat
  Dr Deepak Krishna
  Friends of Sant Parmanand Hospital Welfare association
  Bhaiya Fashions Pvt Ltd.
  Mr. Yeanho Jeong
  JJCH Hospital Robertsganj
  Cadila health Care Pvt Ltd
  Zydus Health Care Pvt Ltd.
  Mr Jag Prasad
  Dr Naresh Taneja
  Mrs. Indu Taneja
  Dr Sanjeev Sehgal
  Dr Seema Bathla
  Mr Sanju Taneja