Colour Doppler machine for scanning in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Cognizant Foundation (CF) has provided state-of-the-art color Doppler Ultrasound scanning machine for Siva Shantha Mother and Child Health Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. This advanced scan machine helps them to systematically screen foetal growth, monitor high-risk pregnancies, do follicular study, and gynaecology screening. With the addition of a small probe and a cardiac probe, the ultrasound machine will also perform thyroid scan, breast scan, lymph node pathology study, and appendicitis scan. This project has increased the capacity of the hospital to provide quality services to the underserved expectant mothers. Through this support, over 150 expectant mothers benefit every month.

Siva Shantha Mother and Child Health Centre is a 32 bedded hospital, set up and managed by Shivanjali Trust a non-profit organization committed to serving the women from poor socio-economic backgrounds. Quality health care is provided to mothers and children from 3 months of conception until 3 years of age of the child. CF had supported this hospital in 2010 to get various medical equipment for their Labor Ward, Operation Theatre and recovery area benefitting over 1150 poor mothers to date.

CF has adopted “Promoting Women and Child Health” as one of its programme in Healthcare. Shortage of critical medical equipment, due to either unavailability or non-functioning, is a barrier to the ability of the health system to deliver quality health services. Under this programme, CF supports various hospitals to build their capacity in maternal and childcare hospitals.

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