4 July, 2023 – Cochlear Implantation – Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, a renowned ‘Maharatna’ and Fortune Global 500 company, is pleased to announce its support for a substantial healthcare project focused at profoundly deaf children in Maharashtra. As part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), BPCL has partnered with the Indorewala Memorial Educational & Medical Institute & Research Centre (IMEMIRC) to provide cochlear implantation procedures for 30 impoverished children in the state.
Cochlear implantation is a life-changing technique that improves hearing for people who have inner-ear impairment and cannot benefit from external hearing aids. The IMEMIRC-led programme aims to provide early intervention and prevention of hearing loss in economically disadvantaged children born deaf.
The effort is part of BPCL’s Health & Sanitation emphasis area, and the surgeries are held in Nashik and other sites in Maharashtra.
Mr. Sanjay Manjrekar, an esteemed Indian cricket analyst and former cricketer, graced the event as the program’s primary guest. Mr. Manjrekar talked with the beneficiaries, sharing his experiences and inspiring the youngsters who have had and are having cochlear implantation surgery.
The effort is part of BPCL’s thrust area of Health & Sanitation, and the surgeries are held in Nashik and other sites in Maharashtra.
Mr. Sanjay Manjrekar, a respected Indian cricket analyst and former cricketer, was the program’s main guest. Mr. Manjrekar interacted with the beneficiaries, sharing his experiences and inspiring the youngsters who have undergone and are undergoing cochlear implantation operations.
Mr. Sanjay Manjrekar, an Indian cricket analyst and former cricketer, stated, “I have had the privilege of witnessing extraordinary moments in cricket, where triumphs are celebrated and cherished.” But what I’ve witnessed here, in the everyday miracles unfolding through the cochlear implantation programme, is simply astounding. The true heroes are the children and their amazing performances in overcoming their hearing impairments. I am extremely appreciative for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing endeavour. The effort and enthusiasm displayed by the entire team, unified by a similar objective, are extremely remarkable. BPCL’s efforts to help this amazing team are motivated by a worthy goal, and I extend my warmest wishes to everyone involved.”
IMEMIRC is a non-profit organisation that runs the ‘Indorewala ENT Hospital,’ a cutting-edge super-speciality care facility in Nashik. The facility is ISO 9001:2000 accredited and is known in North Maharashtra as a premier centre for cochlear implant surgery. It has been accredited by the ADIP Scheme (Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchasing/Fitting of Aids/Appliances), a Central Government programme that supports cochlear implant surgeries, since 2016.
The initiative is critical in creating a better future for poor youngsters. BPCL and IMEMIRC hope to empower these youngsters and help them to live fuller, healthier lives by funding cochlear implantation.
The project’s distinguishing characteristics include offering free or low-cost services to the needy and improving the quality of ENT services offered in the community. Before the procedure, the recipients will undergo extensive medical examinations, including audiological, radiological, and psychological evaluations. Consultations with cochlear implant surgeons will be held to determine the candidates’ appropriateness, as cochlear implantation entails a surgically implanted neuroprosthesis / electronic device that restores the sense of sound for people who have substantial hearing loss.
This initiative’s target beneficiaries are 30 youngsters in Maharashtra who will receive cochlear implant operations and subsequent rehabilitation.
BPCL remains dedicated to its purpose of uplifting society and supporting activities that benefit communities. BPCL hopes to contribute to the general well-being and development of impoverished children in Maharashtra by collaborating with IMEMIRC on this cochlear implantation programme.