Project PLUS

Project PLUS

Due to present-day lifestyle changes and personal hygiene, one sees many uterus-related health issues in women. Among these, cervical cancer is the most responsible in female mortality. According to recent studies, one woman in India dies every 7 minutes due to cancer of the cervix. It is possible to diagnose cervical cancer 10-15 years prior to its occurrence due to cell changes in cervix wall by ❝pap smear screening❞.

Ignorance regarding the screening is the only reason for the diagnosis to be overlooked. Screenings done in periodical intervals, i.e., once in 2 years upto 70 years after a woman’s marriage will certainly help to diagnose and completely treat cervical cancer.

ELCE Medical Foundation launched ❝Project Plus❞, a free cervical cancer screening programme for women as an initiative of ELCE Day-care Endogynae Clinics, R.S.Puram, Coimbatore. The first Camp was conducted at ❝Jayendra Saraswathi Vidhyalaya CBSE School❞ Campus, Singanallur, on Friday, the 8th of May, 2015 from 8.30 am – 3.00 pm.

41 Women participated in this camp and have received free pap smear screening.

Smt. Dhanalakshmi, Correspondent, Jayendra Saraswathi Vidhyalaya, CBSE School, inaugurated ❝Project Plus❞, at the premises between 10.00 & 11.00 am. Dr. P.S. Rajan, Chairman of ELCE Clinics, Dr. Vidhya Rajan, Managing Director, ELCE Clinics, Dr. Revathi Rathan, Consultant Gynaecologist & Infertility specialist, ELCE Clinics, Tutors and staffs of that school, general public, volunteers and the medical team from ELCE have participated in the inaugural function. Dr. P.S.Rajan presented a note on importance of screening cancers at the early stage which will be definitely lifesaving. Followed by Dr. Vidhya Rajan who presented a brief note about Social responsibility activities of ELCE Medical foundation. Dr. Revathi rathan explained about the differences between level of awareness about the cervical cancer screening in countries like India and UK. Mrs. Dhanalakshmi appreciated the efforts of ELCE and wished the team a great success for this continuing project.

ELCE Medical Foundation proposes to reach the rural and urban areas of Coimbatore through this unique project.