JanSwasthya Kalyan Vahika is a community centric project initiated by Indiabulls Foundation with an objective of providing quality primary health care services to the under-privileged population, through a medically equipped mobile van. JanSwasthya Kalyan Vahika operates in Mumbai, Panvel, Mokhada, Thane, Savroli, Parli and Trimbakeshwar.
Our 40 JanSwasthya Kalyan Vahika vehicles have already catered to and diagnosed more than 28,50,000 patients since it's inception.
The program primarily focuses on providing wide range of awareness, preventive and curative health services to the beneficiaries. Each of these vans caters to approximately 15 to 16 locations per week and diagnoses approximately 100 to 150 patients per day. These vans run 6 days a week and cover the assigned locations on rotational basis. a referral system is in place to ensure timely treatment and cure of the patients. There are fixed nodal points to which the medical van caters to every week.
Indiabulls Foundation, the CSR arm of Indiabulls group, has 14 free medical clinics at Mumbai, Najafgarh, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur, Shahapur, Kalyan & Mokhada to provide free primary and preventive health care to the underprivileged. Over 4,80,000 patients have been successfully diagnosed at our clinics since its commencement.
The clinics cater to the primary and preventive healthcare needs of the weaker and underprivileged patients of the nearby slums. These clinics provide free diagnosis by a professional MBBS registered doctor with counseling & free medicines given, by a qualified pharmacist.
Qualified medical personnel and six days open a week operations ensures timely and effective health care to weaker sections of society.
Looking at the poor state of women's health, IBF has gynaecologists serving these women and conducting counseling activities for them along with free treatment.
Patients belonging to BPL (Below Poverty Line) and APL (Above Poverty Line) categories upon furnishing their respective ration card and photo identity proof can only avail the facility of these clinics.
On seeing the primary and preventive healthcare need for the urban and rural poor, Indiabulls Foundation plans to open many such clinics for the upliftment of the underprivileged in India.
For the upliftment of the weaker and underprivileged people of the villages and tribal belts of Maharashtra, Indiabulls Foundation organises a free health check-up camp every month in collaboration with community based organisations like schools and ashrams. Till date, more than 90,000 patients have been diagnosed and treated in IBF rural medical camps.
With the expertise of our professional MBBS registered doctors and MSPC registered pharmacists, the camp provides primary health diagnosis & treatment, free medicines and health awareness activities to the weaker sections of the society. Provision of free diagnosis and medicines to the women and girls by specialized gynaecologists and female doctors for complete and effective treatment are also there.
Major diseases catered to are anemia, cough-cold, fever, indigestion, acid peptic disorders, diarrhoea, arthritis, nutritional deficiencies, UTI and other related diseases. Nutritional supplement ‘Paushtik Ahar’ is also distributed to the undernourished and malnourished children of these tribal belts and villages.
The health camps also act as a medium to create and spread awareness on various health diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue, skin related diseases, H1N1 Swine Flu and also stress on post-natal, ante-natal, family planning are focused upon.
Extending its initiatives in the thrust area of Health, Indiabulls Foundation has sponsored free surgeries of 2000 additional children suffering from cleft or palate deformities in India, taking the total to 3800 beneficiaries.
Indiabulls Foundation in partnership with Smile Train conducts free surgeries of cleft or palate deformities Pan India, in cities like Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Belgaum, Raichur, Gulbarga, Dharwad, Davangere, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Cuttack, Balasore, Bhubaneshwar, Bilaspur, Gorakhpur, Burdwan, Jabalpur and Mumbai.
With these surgeries, not only does the facial construct of the child comes back to normality but gives the child a new sense of being and confidence. Also, with this life changing impact another more community based impact is seen. It busts an age old myth that this deformity is related to previous life’s misdeeds. An immediate awareness to all in the community level is observed and so does rationalisation.
People with disabilities in the developing world do not have adequate access to medical care. A wheelchair is a form of assistive technology which eases the burden for many. On seeing the ongoing need Indiabulls Foundation distributed wheelchairs to 100 underprivileged physically challenged individuals in Chennai. The recipient’s mobility, employability, and independence was greatly increased with this initiative. The event was organized in collaboration with Wheelchair Fencing Federation of India.
Dialysis treatment is quite an expensive process in the country, which the poor and needy fail to receive. Absence of such service has often been fatal in many instances. To change this scenario, Indiabulls Foundation has started an initiative of providing 25,000 free dialysis treatment to patients at Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti in Parel, Mumbai. The aim is to make sure that even the poorest of people can have access to exclusive quality medical treatment & processes and can lead a healthy life.
Cataract is one of the major causes of blindness in India. According to WHO the annual incidence of cataract blindness is an approx. 3.8 million in India, which is a staggering number. The irony being that many people in India don’t know, especially the underprivileged, that cataract can be treated with the help of a simple surgery.
More than 1000 free surgeries has been sponsored as Indiabulls Foundation partners with K. B. Haji Bachooali Charitable Ophthalmic & E.N.T. Hospital to provide comprehensive eye care services to the rural and tribal people of Alibaug taluka in Raigad district of Maharashtra.
Promoting awareness is the major part of this programme wherein the trained paramedical staff conducts daily awareness camps in the villages. Subsequently, these patients are screened by a team of ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians on a fortnightly basis at their door step in their village and provided with the primary eye care services. However, those in need of a cataract surgery are immediately brought to Mumbai and operated at Bachooali Hospital,
The to & fro of the patients to Mumbai is completely taken care by IBF.
Thus this model addresses the barriers such as cost, distance, transportation, lack of quality facility in rural & tribal areas and provides a comprehensive solution to the socially and economically marginalized community of our society.
Beneficiary Name: Shakuntala Paswan
IBF Initiative: JanSwasthya Kalyan Vahika
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