Activities of IRCS Maharashtra State Branch Districts/ Sub district branches

Solapur

1. Blood donation camps 4
2. FA training 2
3. Medical camps & Awareness Programs 12
4. Disaster relief/ management 1
5. Others 8

 

Activity Snapshots

World Red Cross Day celebrated on 8th May 2024
(8th May 2024)
On 8th May 2024 on the occasion of World Red Cross Day Indian Red Cross Society Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre Solapur organised a blood donation camp at Gujarat Bhavan by Jai Jalaram Traders. Total 50 units collected. At the inaugural function of the camp Dr. Rajiv Pradhan-Chairman, Solapur Red Cross was present. He spoke about the importance of voluntary blood donation camp and how it is helpful for the blood centre during the summer season.
World Health Day celebrated on 7th April 2024
(7th April 2024)
On 7th April 2024 on the occasion of World Health Day Indian Red Cross Society, Solapur District Branch, Rotary Club of Solapur and Rotary Club of Poona Downtown jointly distributed “Tricycle shops“ for their livelihood made in Solapur to 8 handicapped beneficiaries in collaboration with Shri Mukund Bhavan Trust.
The event was presided by Dr. Rajiv Pradhan – Chairman, Solapur Red Cross. Office bearers of Rotary Club of Solapur and members of Rotary Club of Poona Downtown were present on the occasion.
The eight Handicapped beneficiaries were selected through “Apulaki Divyang Seva foundation” and “Utkarsh Apang Sanstha".
On this occasion, Dr. Rajiv Pradhan spoke about the importance of "My health, my right" which is the theme of "World Health Day" 2024 and also gave a similar lecture at the Siddheshwar Women’s Engineering College, Solapur on 6th April 2024.
Mr. Jayesh Patel – Hon. Secretary, Solapur Red Cross gave the information about the working of Indian Red Cross Society, Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre.Mr. Khushal Dedhia - Hon. Joint Secretary was present on the occasion.
First Aid training was conducted for employees of GRP Limited
(8th March 2024)
On 8th March 2024 First Aid training was conducted by Indian Red Cross Society Solapur District Branch for 32 employees of GRP Limited at MIDC Chincholi, Solapur
First Aid training was conducted at ReNew Solar Plant, Hasapur
(5th March 2024)
On 5th March 2024 First Aid training was conducted by Indian Red Cross Society Solapur District Branch at ReNew Solar Plant, Hasapur (Akkalkot Taluka), Solapur. Total 28 participants were trained.
Educational visit by students of Vasundhara Kala Mahavidyalaya
(29th February 2024)
18 students of Vasundhara Kala Mahavidyalaya, Solapur B.Sc.2nd year, undertook an educational visit to Indian Red Cross Society, Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre, Solapur on 29th February 2024
Educational visit to Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre by medical students
(15th December 2023)
On 15th, 16th & 18th December 2023, total 104 students of Pandit Deendayal Upadhayay Dental College, Chhatrapati Shivaji Prashala & Jr. College, Solapur & Matoshri Paramedical College, Murum had an educational visit to the Indian Red Cross Society Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre, Solapur. 10 students of Matoshri Paramedical College, Murum donated blood at the time of visit.
Jaipur Foot camp organized by IRCS Solapur
(13th December 2023)
On 13th & 14th December 2023 Indian Red Cross Society, Solapur District Branch organised a Jaipur Foot Camp in collaboration with Ratnanidhi Charitable Trust, Mumbai, Rotary Club of Solapur and Shri Solapur Gujarati Mitra Mandal. In this camp 161 beneficiaries were fitted with Jaipur Foot.
Rally for World AIDS Day on 1st December 2023
(1st December 2023)
On 1st December 2023 on the occasion of World AIDS Day Indian Red Cross Society Solapur District Branch participated in the rally organised by District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit(DAPCU) of MSACS Solapur.

The main objective to organise this rally is “Awareness of AIDS” in the Society. In this rally all College students, NGO, Civil Hospital and Blood Centre’s staff participated.
Jaipur Foot Measurement Camp in association with Ratnanidhi Charitable Trust, Mumbai and Rotary Club of Solapur
(7th October 2023)
On 7th & 8th October 2023 Indian Red Cross Society Solapur District Branch organised a Jaipur Foot Measurement Camp at the premises of Solapur Red Cross Branch in association with Ratnanidhi Charitable Trust, Mumbai and Rotary Club of Solapur. In this camp 207 beneficiaries were given their measurement of Foot
SEWA PAKHWADA CELEBRATED FROM 17TH SEPT. 2023 TO 2ND OCT 2023
(2nd October 2023)
Blood donation drives organised by IRCS Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre, Solapur in various places during the Sewa Pakhwada held from the birthday of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi-ji on 17th September 2023 to Mahatma Gandhiji’s birthday on 2nd October 2023 also covered the national voluntary blood donation day organised on 1st October 2023 every year. Total 234units collected.
Visit by 33 students of Ashwini Institute of Nursing Education, Solapur
(12th July 2023)
33 students of Ashwini Institute of Nursing Education, Solapur had an educational visit to the Indian Red Cross Society, Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Center, Solapur and 4 students donated blood at the time of visit on 12th July 2023.
Event on the prevention of the Thalassemia disease
(4th July 2023)
On 4th July 2023, in association with Indian Red Cross Society, District Branch Solapur, Family Planning Association of India, Indian Medical Association and Rotary Club of Solapur, arranged an event on the prevention of the Thalassemia disease at the premises of Red Cross Solapur
Renowned haematologist from Solapur, Dr. Sunil Hilalpure explained how to overcome thalassemia disease and what blood tests and care should be taken by the new couple to prevent the disease. A blood donation camp was also organised.
At the time of event Rotary Club of Solapur President Dr Jyoti Chidgupkar, Indian Medical Association President Dr. Kedar Kahte, Family Planning Association Mentor Dr. Shrikant Yelegaonkar and ChairmanDr. Rajiv Pradhan, Hon. Secretary Mr. Jayesh Patel, Hon.Jt. Secretary Mr. Khushal Dedhia & Director Shri. Guruling Kannurkar, Shri. Sandeep Jhaveri, Dr. Srikant Kamtkar & the staff of bloodcentre were present.
Doctor's Day celebrated on 1st July 2023
(1st July 2023)
On 1st July 2023 on the occasion of "Doctor's Day" Red Cross Branch Solapur, Family Planning Association & Ashwini Sahakari Hospital & Research Center jointly felicitated six doctors at Ashwini Sahakari Hospital & Research Center, Solapur.

Dr. Madhuri Dabde -Gynaecologist, Dr. Sonia Bagde- District Health Officer, Cancer specialist -Dr. Fahim Goliwale, Renowned Physician- Dr. Rudrakshi & Dr. Harshvardhan Joshi, Orthopaedic - Dr. Venkatesh Metan were felicitated.

Further Indian Red Cross Society, Family Planning Association and Solapur Senior Citizens Coordination Committee Branch Solapur organized free health check-up and medication camp for senior citizens at the Red Cross Branch.

A Janjagruti programme was organised on generic medicines. 50 senior citizens were given free health check-up including blood tests and medicines. Medical Officer of the Red Cross Blood Center. Mrs. Rita Somani advised senior citizens on the necessary regular blood tests to be done.Solapur Red Cross office bearers, officials of Family Planning Association and Solapur Senior Citizens Coordination Committee members were present on the occasion
International Day of Yoga was celebrated on 21st June 2023
(21st June 2023)
International Day of Yoga was celebrated on 21st June 2023 at IRCS Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre Solapur.
Dr. Swapnil Harhare (MD, DMH) in Herbal & Ayurveda medicine, acupressure & manual therapist gave information& demonstrated many asanas. Talked on how yoga and diet have a good effect on one’s body in today’s stressful &hectic life. Dr. Shubhada Dixit Ayurveda expert from the Blood Centre also gave guidance and demonstration on how meditation cures diseases.
The event was attended by Damani Blood Centre Hon. Secretary Shri. Jayesh Patel, Hon.Directors Dr. Shrikant Yelegaonkar & Shri Guruling Kannurkar, Branch Officer of Family Planning Association Shri. Sugatratna Gaikwad, colleagues, blood donors & all the staff of Blood Centre were present.
During the event, the children of the blood centre staff who achieved distinction in 10th and 12th standard were felicitated by the dignitaries. The programme was moderated by Mrs. Rajshree Jadhav, Mr. Amarja Thite, Mr. Tejshree Hebare, Sucheta Kulkarni and Mrs. Geetanjali Nanaware.
World Blood Donor Day celebrated on 14th June 2023
(14th June 2023)
Indian Red Cross Society, Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre Solapur celebrated World Blood Donor Day on 14th June 2023.
On this occasion blood donors who donated blood with apheresis as many times as possible during the high temperatures of April and May 2023 were felicitated.
Mr. Abhay Kulkarni, Mr. Sudhir Kadam and Mr. Lalit Dandi staff of Damani Blood Centre organized a blood donation camp through AS Foundation. A total of 101 donors donated blood.
The programme was inaugurated by Hon. Secretary Mr. Jayesh Patel, Hon. Jt. Secretary Mr. Khushal Dedhia, Hon. Directors of Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre Dr. Shrikant Yelegaonkar & Mr. Guruling Kannurkar, Principal of Family Planning Association (FPA) Dr. RajendrasinhLokhande, FPA Branch Manager Mr. Sugaratana Gaikwad & Medical Director of Blood Center Dr. Mrs. Surekha Kadadi.
Visit by students of Kohinoor College of Paramedical Sciences
(16th May 2023)
On 16th May, 2023, students of Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) course of Kohinoor College of Paramedical Sciences visited Indian Red Cross Society, Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Center, Solapur as part of their curriculum and held interactive sessions with the lab technicians
World Red Cross Day celebrated on 8th May, 2023
(8th May 2023)
On 8thMay 2023, the Indian Red Cross Society Solapur District Branch celebrated World Red Cross Day by organizing rangoli competition. Prizes were given to the participants of the competition. The Chief Guest of this function was the President of IMA, Solapur Dr. Kedar Kahate. On the occasion Chairman Dr. Rajiv Pradhan spoke about the Red Cross, Hon. Secretary Mr. Jayesh Patel spoke about the blood bank and Hon.Jt. Secretary Shri Khushal Dedhia gave a vote of thanks. Office bearers of Solapur Red Cross and Blood Centre’s staff were present.
Mobile Blood Collection Van of the Indian Red Cross Society, Solapur Branch was routed in various parts of Solapur city and total collection was from 19 blood donors.
On the occasion of World Thalassemia Day on May 9, 2023, IRCS Solapur District Branch celebrated by distributing food to the patients of Thalassemia Centre, at Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre.Solapur.
The Thalassemia Centre was established in Solapur in 1987. Initially, the centre used to supply free blood to eight patients. At present, the centre is supplying free blood to 145 patients twice a month.
Patients come not only from Solapur but also from different parts of Solapur district. Some organizations in Solapur donate blood for these children through blood donation camps and blood donors.
Students visit to Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre, IRCS, Solapur
(3rd May 2023)
27 students including 2nd year and 3rd year B.Sc. along with 2 faculty members from Vasundhara College, Solapur, visited Indian Red Cross Society, Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre, Solapur on 3rd May 2023 for background & orientation of activities of the Red Cross
Medical equipment and supplies donated to NTPC
(17th April 2023)
On 17th April 2023, one oxygen concentrator, 4 Pulse Oxymeters and a box of sanitizers was donated to NTPC by Indian Red Cross Society's Damani Blood Centre, Solapur. General Manager of NTPC Shri. Goyal. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mrs. Basu, Dr. Rajiv Pradhan, Hon. Chairman of Red Cross and Shri. Jayesh Patel, Hon. Secretary of Red Cross were present.
Awareness session on varied health subjects with Family Planning Association
(7th April 2023)
On 7th April 2023 on the occasion of World Health Day, an awareness session on varied health subjects was organized by Indian Red Cross Society with Family Planning Association. Dr. Rajiv Pradhan – Chairman, IRCS, Solapur, Dr. Shrikant Yelegaonkar – Director, Dr. Shirish Kumthekar, and Dr. Srikant Kamatkar enlightened general health issues. Few NGOs in Solapur, staff of Gopabai Damani blood centre and of Family Planning Association were present in this program.
One day workshop for 60 teachers under a Comprehensive Sex Education program
(16th March 2023)
On 16th March 2023 A one day workshop of ‘Training of Trainers’ for 60 teachers under a Comprehensive Sex Education program was organized by the Indian Red Cross Society, Solapur District Branch in association with Precision Foundation, Solapur and Family Planning Association of India. The workshop was inaugurated by Senior Medical Officer of Civil Hospital, Dr. Agraja VarerkarChitnis. The Chief Executive of the Hirachand Nemchand Library Dr. Srikant Yelegaonkar chaired the workshop. PRO of Precision Foundation Mr. Madhav Deshpande, Chairman of Family Planning Prof. K.M. Jamadar, Prof. Dr. B.N. Kamble, Adv. Teja Kulkarni, Dr. Rajiv Pradhan – Chairman, IRCS Solapur District Branch, Vaishali Bansode, Sameer Sayyed, Sugatratna Gaikwad of Solapur Branch were present.
Jaipur Foot Camp in collaboration with Ratnanidhi Foundation, Mumbai, Gujrati Mitra Mandal
(12th March 2023)
On 12th & 13th March 2023Indian Red Cross Society, Solapur District Branch organised a Jaipur Foot Camp in collaboration with Ratnanidhi Foundation, Mumbai, Gujrati Mitra Mandal and Rotary Club of Solapur. In this camp 140 beneficiaries were fitted with Jaipur Foot.
HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigens) testing at subsidised rates for Thalassemia patients
(11th March 2023)
On 11th March 2023 Indian Red Cross Society’s Gopabai Damani Blood Centre, Solapur District Branch in collaboration with SRCC Children’s Hospital managed by Narayana Health, Mumbai started HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigens) testing at subsidised rates for Thalassemia patients requiring bone marrow transplant. Dr. Ruchira Mishra, (Sr. Dr. Ped. Hemto Oncology& BMT, SRCC Children’s Hospital) and Mr. Manmohan Dubey – Admin Dept., SRCC Children’s Hospital along with Office bearers of Red Cross Solapur were present. Total 13 Thalassemia patients including family siblings were tested. Overall 35 test done in this camp.
Voluntary Blood Donation camp at ReNew Power Pvt., Ltd, Hasapur village
(6th March 2023)
On 6th March 2023 IRCS Smt. Gopabai Damani Blood Centre, Solapur organised a Voluntary Blood Donation camp at ReNew Power Pvt., Ltd, Hasapur village, Tal Akkalkot, Solapur. Total 32 units collected.
Children's Day celebration at the thalassemia centre
(14th November 2022)
On 14th November 2022 Children's Day was celebrated by cutting a cake and giving chocolates and rose flowers to the children of thalassemia centre of Indian Red Cross Society, Smt Gopabai Damani Blood Centre. In this program Dr Rita Somani of Blood Center conducted free sugar check-up for all thalassemia children. Office bearers of IRCS Solapur were present.
LN4 Artificial Hand camp at Solapur
(25th September 2022)
On 25th September 2022 a " LN4 Artificial Hand" camp was organised by Indian Red Cross Society, Solapur District Branch in collaboration with Rotary Clubs of Solapur, Rotary Clubs of Osmanabad at the premises of our Indian Red Cross Society. Total 50 beneficiaries were fitted with artificial hands.