The survey of villages in Thannir Bavi and Rajam revealed that many villages lack proper access to health clinics or hospitals. People had practically no means to seek medical assistance except travelling to far away towns. However, the poor economic conditions coupled with inadequate awareness on health care often prevented villagers from going out of their village to seek medical treatment in time. In many situations, this has proved to be fatal. Considering this, the plan to set up health clinics and organise health check-ups evolved.
Objectives: To ensure medical support to the needy where there is no alternative access to health care support.
Process: The Foundation initiates health clinics in areas where the health facilities are far away and there is unavailability of qualified doctors. Clinics are generally weekly. Health clinics at present are being run at Hyderabad, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Mangalore.
- The key principles guiding these initiatives are utilisation of local resources and sustainability. For this clinics are also taking up initiatives like partnership with medical colleges and hospitals.
- Such partnerships also help to provide referral services for patients who need further treatment.