Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8--9

Child health initiatives by pediatric surgeons foundation

Rasik S Shah 
 Past President, Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons

Correspondence Address:
Rasik S Shah
F/5, Pannalal Terraces, Grant Road, Mumbai - 400 007, Maharashtra, India

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Shah RS. Child health initiatives by pediatric surgeons foundation.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2016;21:8-9

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This brief write up is to give an idea about the Child Health Initiatives by Pediatric Surgeons (CHIPS) Foundation. The foundation will be shortly registered with the Registrar of Society. The first project of the foundation, to bring awareness on the theme "Save Fetus with Treatable Anomalies: They also have a right to live," has received excellent enthusiasm among the pediatric surgical fraternity with nationwide involvement of many institutions and pediatric surgeons, who have carried out free consultations, organized theme-based seminars, and displayed awareness banners. The Facebook group of "CHIPS FOUNDATION" is very active in spreading the awareness of theme as well [Figure 1].{Figure 1}

The "CHIPS Foundation" is a social initiative by the "Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons" to promote the health of children suffering from some form of congenital or acquired disease that need care by pediatric surgeons and they will be termed as special children in the rest of the document.

Vision of the CHIPS Foundation: The vision of "CHIPS Foundation" is to become a bridge in providing all-inclusive quality healthcare to special children that will help them to have an independent and good life.

Mission of the CHIPS Foundation: The mission of the "CHIPS Foundation" is to bring awareness about the problems faced by special children, to find solutions to limit their morbidity and disability, and to create a platform to discuss issues on their behalf with governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Aims and objects of the foundation include: To uphold and safeguard constitutional rights of the special children and to bring awareness about the needs of special children. In addition, it should also support, protect, and uphold the status, interest, prestige, and dignity of special children.

The foundation should get engaged to promote scientific studies, education, and support journals dissipating knowledge about diseases suffered by these special children. It should express opinions of these children on their behalf to society, government, nongovernmental organizations, and the media.

The foundation may organize medical camps, seminars, training programs, or take up other activities to fulfill the aims and objects of the trust.

The foundation should cooperate and/or affiliate with organizations with similar aims and objectives.

Membership: Membership of this foundation should be open to anyone who has interest in the welfare of special children. Any person who has obtained the pediatric surgery specialization degree from a recognized university can become a full member and others can become associate members of the foundation.

The trust shall give special recognition to its members depending upon their contribution either by the way of money or by time. The board of trustees should execute day-to-day activities of trust as per its aims and objectives. The Trust Board should be elected as per the constitution of the trust from its full members.

The trust should collect donations, gifts, and grants for its aims and objectives. All money belonging to the trust should be kept in current or savings accounts with a nationalized bank. All bank accounts and investments shall be in the name of the trust. The accounts of the association shall be audited annually by 30 th September every year. The audited accounts shall be presented before the annual general body meeting of the trust.