Nita Ambani-led Reliance Foundation is improving the Lives of Many

Nita Ambani, the Chairperson of Reliance Foundation has been leading many efforts to improve the lives of the disenfranchised across India. Ambani and her foundation work in various areas such as healthcare, education, sports, etc.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, September 13, 2016 /India PRwire/ -- Founded in 2010, Reliance Foundation (RF) was set up to function as the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries. Situated in more than 5,500 rural and urban locations, the foundation, led by Nita Ambani, has positively impacted the lives of over 28 lakh individuals. One such individual is Sulochana Shivadekar, a resident of Mumbai.

Mrs. Shivadekar is a homemaker living in the Saat Rasta area of Mumbai. Aged 65, she had injured her left foot which refused to heal. Visiting the slum doctor didn't provide much respite, and what she thought was a shoe bite eventually resulted in her inability to walk without support. One day, her husband saw the foundation's van near the Saat Rasta slums, and approached it, following which they were asked to visit the clinic. Upon close inspection, the wound in Sulochana's left foot was discovered to be 6 cm x 7 cm in size which had contracted a severe fungal infection. The rise in her blood sugar levels made her in-clinic treatment more difficult.

Another obstacle was that she couldn't afford the hospitalization fees, and therefore doctors at the Nita Ambani led-RF Clinic decided to take this up as a personal task. The only option available was to treat her in an Outpatient Department, and they did just that.

End result

The injury was expected to take more than four months to heal, but Sulochana recovered in just six weeks. Regular dressing and monitoring of the wound, in addition to the doctors' hard work and expertise are the factors that contributed to her speedy recovery.

Sulochana happily explained how her daily tasks seem doable now, thanks to the team at the Reliance Clinic which was conceptualized by Nita Ambani's Reliance Foundation. She was overjoyed at her recovery, made possible thanks to the quality yet affordable services.

Health for All

Teams from the foundation continuously work across the country and have tended to more than 3,50,000 people. They conduct regular health camps to counter diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes, joint disorders, cardiac ailments, and hypertension among others.

The two pillars of the 'Health for All' initiative led by Nita Ambani are the Mobile Medical Units (MMU), and the Static Medical Units (SMU). Over 1 lakh families and 4 lakh individuals have benefitted through this drive. The income slab of these families is generally below 1 lakh rupees. Most of them frequent non-qualified doctors and regular pharmacists for their health needs, due to financial constraints.

Founder speak

Nita Ambani, Founder and CEO, explained how the vision of the foundation is for folks across India to be more involved and inclusive in terms of holistic development. She believes that enhancing the lives of individuals belonging to marginalized communities will positively impact the overall development of the country.

Her foundation's unrelenting efforts to empower the underprivileged communities may go a long way, and is supported by their belief of being truly inclusive.

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