Vaishnavi Trust started a new project in Chennai in July 01st 2017 at Dr Mgr Home and school for speech and hearing impaired.
Dr.MGR Home & Higher Secondary School for the Speech and Hearing Impaired was established on 17th January 1990, as per the wishes of Dr.M.G.Ramachandran who was considered to be a great humanitarian and Chief Minister of the State of Tamil Nadu in India. The mission of the institution is to provide the hearing impaired speech therapy to improve and develop their speech and to give them education, vocational training along with boarding & lodging facilities.
This project by Vaishnavi Trust was very different from other projects as it is for differently abled children. 85 children from the Hostel were chosen after pre diagnosis and physical examination by Dr Ashok and Dr Bharath from Vaishnavi Trust. During the process, doctors learned a bit of the Sign language and started communicating with the children effectively and understanding their health conditions along with the help of special educators at the school.
After diagnosis, Doctors trained the teachers and hostel staff on the appropriate dosage of Ammukara churnam with Milk. The Milk scheme was started in 1st July 2017 and Doctors monitored the process for 2 days.
Doctors have a weekly follow up with the children and focus on their overall wellness. In addition to the Milk Scheme and Dhatri logam, Doctors took initiatives in providing general healthcare to students and teachers. They offer consultation for various illness like cold, fever etc and prescribe Ayurvedic medicines for their specific illness.
The project had given good results. School management is very happy with the improvements in the children. Around ten staff of MGR school also consulted for Ayurvedic remedies to their health issues.
Within One Month of administration of the milk combination, the teachers were able to see good outcomes from children.
- The children are more energetic than before.
2. The incidence of frequent headaches in children had been greatly reduced.
3. Children have developed more immunity power to withstand common cold and fever during rainy seasons.
4.They are all very positive about the goodness and wisdom of Ayurveda.