G D Chanrai Memorial Hospital, Yola
Providing primary healthcare and aiming to reduce ‘still births’ through pre-natal care.
In many parts of Africa, the high level of infant mortality is still a major concern. Through our work at Yola we have given hope and reassurance to thousands of mothers to enable them to give birth in a secure and safe environment.
Since our early work with Jaslok Hospital in India, Kewalram Chanrai Group has had a deep involvement in the provision of healthcare in the counties where we operate. Located in Adamawa state in the North Eastern Nigeria, the G D Chanrai Memorial Hospital was established on 7 Dec 2009. Our objective is to offer primary health care facilities free of cost to Ngurore and surrounding villages where these were not available before.
The hospital is fully staffed with medical professionals and focuses on ‘Women and Child Care’. The hospital also runs 18 medical posts with trained nursing staff. The mission is to reduce ‘still births’ through pre-natal care.
Staff from the health posts visit pregnant women in their homes and offer them the required care and support. They also provide medicines or vitamin supplements. The hospital also has an ambulance, which helps in transporting the women from their homes in remote locations to the hospital for safe delivery and other medical care.
On an average about 1,000 healthy children are born in this hospital each year.
G K Chanrai Memorial Hospital, Zaria
Offering pre-natal and post-natal care, and aiming to combat Malaria.
Malarial infection is the greatest threat to pregnant women and children, who are the most vulnerable in many African communities. Lack of knowledge and access to the right procedures or protection may often be fatal.
Pre and post-natal care is often the most neglected aspect of healthcare in remote locations where in most villages it is non-existent. Located in Zaria, Kaduna State, in the North Western part of Nigeria, the G K Chanrai Memorial Hospital was established in 2014. The objective is to offer similar facilities to the G D Chanrai Memorial Hospital, in Dakace and surrounding villages.
The hospital is equipped with 15 in-patient beds, surgery and consultation rooms and other facilities for pre-natal and post-natal care. As pregnant women and children are easily affected by Malaria, these hospitals offer treated mosquito nets to prevent Malaria.
Both these hospitals and facilities are used from time to time to conduct medical camps specially for offering cataract surgeries and similar treatments.
n this hospital each year.
Kewalram Chanrai foundation is supporting Tulsi Chanrai foundation in setting up a world class Eye-Care center in Abuja.
This hospital when completed will offer most sophisticated eye care for common man including complicated surgeries.
Family Care Primary Healthcare Centre, Lagos
Reaching out with medical care to patients in remote parts of Nigeria.
Providing primary or secondary health-care in remote areas of Nigeria is challenging and requires commitment on the ground, as well as from reliable partners. Without this collaboration primary healthcare would not exist.
In parts of the world where medical care is almost non-existent the only way that families can access the care they need is through acts of philanthropy. Family Care is commissioned to bring medical care to patients in remote parts of Nigeria. Family Care runs a Primary Health Care Centre near Lagos and Kewalram Chanrai Foundation donated a new wing for the Centre to enhance the medical facilities.
The Kewalram Chanrai Foundation partners with Family Care and has provided ‘water treatment facilities’, transport vehicles and other support for their programmes.
Indo Nigerian Eye-care Foundation
Providing free eye surgery to under-privileged Nigerians.
We tend to take for granted the access we have to sophisticated eye care treatment whenever we need. In many remote areas of Nigeria, eye care is non-existent and poor vision is a common problem, particularly among the poor. The Indo Nigerian Eye-Care Foundation conducts periodic camps for cataract removal surgeries. On an average, about 1,400 surgeries are done in one of these camps. The Kewalram Chanrai Foundation provides financial and other support to these camps.
The Indo Nigerian Eye-Care Foundation is also building a full-fledged hospital in Lagos for offering free eye care treatments and surgeries at no cost to under-privileged Nigerians. The construction of one of the wards in this hospital is being fully funded by Kewalram Chanrai Foundation.
Blood Donation Camps, Nigeria
Encouraging blood donations from corporates.
In association with Rotary Club, Lagos; Kewalram Chanrai Group was the first to start the blood donation camps. Rotary clubs has taken this to many other corporates in Nigeria making it a big mission.
The importance of blood donations in the community is not well understood in most emerging markets. This often leads to acute shortages of blood supplies for hospitals, particularly in situations where there is a medical emergency and timing is critical.
To help resolve shortages and in association with Nigerian Red Cross, Kewalram Chanrai Foundation conducts ‘blood donation camps’ at its premises in Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria. The camps were first of its kind at corporate level in Nigeria. The success of this has inspired many corporates to follow the same. Rotary Club is currently planning to conduct similar camps across all corporates in Nigeria.
Rollback Malaria Program
Combatting malaria by providing free mosquito nets.
Malaria remains one of the most prevalent diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. The best solution is always prevention rather than cure. Often this is not available, either through lack of knowledge or more often simply due to lack of funds. Children in particular are most vulnerable at night and the simple provision of a mosquito net can save a life.
Kewalram Chanrai Foundation works with the Rollback Malaria program to distribute ‘Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets’ (ITN) that will prevent Malaria. This is an important healthcare initiative as Malaria kills more people in Africa than any other disease.