“A stitch in time saves nine.”
India has made quick pace in the health sectors in the past two decades. Nevertheless, diverse eye opening data from various sources clearly indicates that right of entry to healthcare still remains a promise.
Whilst the health figures of rural India persists to be deprived, the health position and admission to health services of urban slum inhabitants on the other has also surfaced to be equally unacceptable. Regardless of accounting for 1/4th of the country’s poor population, urban areas have less than 4% of government primary health care amenities.
People suffer from adverse health conditions unsettled to mainly two reasons –first the lack of education and thus lack of awareness; and second the unwillingness to lose a day’s wage in order to reach the adjacent medical facility.
The abandonment in even the simplest precautionary medical treatment usually leads to a more grave ailment and ultimately into deaths. The need of the hour is thus a two pronged approach – first to bring quality health care services to doorsteps of the needy and second to encourage healthcare awareness and modern health care services in quest of behavior among the needy and poor.
In such a situation a mobile medical services delivery system is the most practical mechanism and in contribution to this view, Rajeesh Trust has initiated the Health Care Programmes. This is a unique Medical camp programme that seeks to address problems of mobility, accessibility and availability of primary health care with a special focus on children and women, in urban slums and remote rural areas of India.
Rajeesh Trust has organized several such Health Camps from the year 2013 and nearly 6000 localities were directly benefited.