Caring for the Unreached in Himalayas
Problem : Nearly two-thirds of the population of Bharat still resides in rural areas but an
astounding 80% of the specialists serve in the urban areas. Despite the
presence of primary health centers and sub-centers in such areas, it is seen
that due to the lack of skilled human resource and the unwillingness of doctors to serve in such regions, there is no access to basic/emergency/advanced health care to the people there. People residing in hilly and remote villages in Garhwal are victims of this neglect
and apathy of the medical system, and are sometimes forced to travel 100-150 km
for the treatments, which can be easily provided with basic medical
Solution : Sewa International believes that one of the best ways to serve the remote, hilly and rural villages is through Mobile Medical Unit, which can serve large spread-out areas. Sewa Aarogyam is our Mobile Health Vehicle running in Uttarakhand serving almost 250 remote and hilly villages of Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts. It has 24 medical checkpoints on 12 identified routes catering to almost 20,000 households of the region, providing doctor consultations, free medicines, medical/diagnostic tests, post and pre-natal care for pregnant and lactating women, referrals, cancer detection and health awareness camps. The van comes with equipped with state-of-the-art Cardiology(ECG), Radiology(X-ray) and Pathology(blood, urine, stool, culture etc)labs for advanced diagnosis.
We aim to see a rural India where affordable and accessible health care becomes a
right for all.
Impact : Targeting the area population of almost 1,00,000 people in two districts of Rudraprayag and Chamoli, 3500 patients have been treated/referred from regions as far as Urgam valley and Tapovan, in the last 3 months.
Your contributions of as low as Rs.500 could help us offset the cost of serving an underprivileged patient in the remote and hilly villages, and solidify the human connection with our brethren.