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SCAD’s greatest asset is not only the Chairman & Vice Chairman but each and every team member. It is with such a dedicated and committed team that SCAD is able to aim so high and continually achieve so much.
Mrs Christy, Health Coordinator, is one of hundreds of committed SCAD staff members. Mrs Christy’s role, working with SCAD since 2006, is to provide training, support and care to pregnant mothers across all five area blocks. Mrs Christy conducts pregnant mothers training days in all SCAD villages. Village Animators and Volunteers inform any pregnant women or new mother of their next closest training and invite them to attend. For young women who have often received little education these days are essential in ensuring the best pre-natal and post-natal care for the child. It also provides a huge support and reassurance to mothers who have little access to a doctor or medical services.
Mrs Christy importance was highlighted yet again last month after giving training in a very poor salt pan village, Thuppasipatti. A young pregnant mother called Mrs Muthu Selvi attended the training. Mrs Muthu from Thuppasipatti village had recently moved to Chennai with her husband but returned home to be with her parents when she realised she was expecting her second baby. She started suffering from abdominal pain and bleeding so went to hospital but with no successful diagnosis. The bleeding continued so the parents phoned Mrs Christy. Mrs Christy told them to go to the hospital where she joined them and insisting on Mrs Muthu having a scan. Mrs Muthu was diagnosed with hydatidiform mole which is an abnormal form of pregnancy where a non-viable fertilised egg implants in the uterus; it requires surgical removal as soon as possible after diagnosis. Without quick diagnosis hydatidiform moles can develop into a rapidly-growing cancer.
Mrs Muthu is now recovering. It is through caring and committed SCAD professionals that thousands of people’s lives in Tamil Nadu are saved and benefitted.
SCAD Team – we are so grateful to you all.