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RED CROSS SOCIETY HOSPITAL WELFARE SECTION DISTRICT RELIEF FUND COMMITTEE DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR CHILD WELFARE

           

            There are several social service organizations in the district which function on a voluntary basis with or without support of government. They perform varied activities of public welfare. A brief account of important organizations in the district is given below:-

District Red Cross Society, Jind.

            The activities of the Red Cross Society are directed mainly towards the improvement of health, prevention of diseases and mitigation of sufferings. These include an extended sphere of social service like hospital welfare, community health and sanitation relief to defence personnel, maternity and child welfare, emergency relief of all kinds, training of doctors, lady health visitors, mid-wives, nurses, dais, etc.
The District Red Cross Society, Jind, was established in 1967. It is affiliated to the Haryana State Branch of the Indian Red Cross Society.

            It has started two maternity and child health centres at Safidon and Uchana. Besides, it maintanins 5 trained dai centres at Siwana, Kelram, Sanghan, Safidon and Uchana. The society takes keen interest in blood collection and its donation to the needy and deserving persons in the district.

            The Society maintains Ambulance Car each at Jind and Narwana for the transportation of serious case from one place to another. It provides free lift to persons who cannot pay the charges of the van on the recommendations of the Medical officer in-charge of the hospital. It arranges first-aid training classes regularly.

Hospital Welfare Section.-

            This section established in 1967, is affiliated to the District Red Cross Society. It is also affiliated to State Hospital Welfare Section. In 1975, it had 710 members, it undertakes hospital welfare work which includes free supply of medicines, food, clothing, magazines, books, etc. to needy patients in hospital/health centres. The members visit the hospitals off and on and render necessary help to the needy indoor patients. The difficulties experienced by the patients are brought to the notice of hospital authorities. Artificial limbs are also arranged. During the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, the members collected cash donations and gifts worth Rs. 8,000 for the welfare of the military personnel. During 1972,18 sewing machines were arranged for the widows of war heroes of the district and a sum of Rs. 5,000 was given to the Dharmarth Netra Chikitshala, Uchana as donation for medicines

District Relief Fund Committee.-

            The District Relief Fund Committee, Jind, was constituted during 1967-68. Besides the Deputy Commissioner as its Chairmen, there are six official members and two non-official members. Its aim is to raise funds on a voluntary basis and render service to other institutions engaged in the service of humanity and also to the deserving needy individuals. It renders financial assistance to the District Red Cross Society, Saket Council, Chief Minister’s Fund, Kusht Nirvan Sangh, Haryana Child Welfare Council and the poor, blind, dead and needy persons and other deserving institutions. The assistance given to the individuals varies according to the needs of each case. It contributes to associations and institutions for the purpose approved by the government. It extends help to ward off some natural calamities like floods, famines, fire, etc. to raise funds, it organizes sports meets, functions and other events. Some cultural programmers are also arranged by it for the purpose.

District Council for Child Welfare. –

            The District Council for Child Welfare, Jind, was established on April 1, 1971. It is a branch of the Haryana State Council for Child Welfare, Chandigarh. Its main objectives are to promote the welfare of the children up to the age of six years and to educate the public in child welfare work. It encourages children through competition in story writing, art, sports and celebrates the Children’s Day. The main sources of the income of the council are subscriptions, donations and grants from Haryana State Council for Child Welfare, Chandigarh, Indian council for Child Welfare and the District Relief Fund.

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