To work towards better
health and more healthy lifestyles in
the communities where we work.
collaboration with HelpAge India, is
running 3 Mobile Medical Units dedicated
to taking healthcare to the doorsteps of
the elderly. The units provide free
medical checks and medicines to those
over 60 years of age. These medical
units cover over 90 villages visiting
each of them every week. Over 4500
elderly people benefit from this
The Foundation also runs ambulances in
remote areas. For people in these areas
it is very difficult to reach health
centers and hospitals quickly. Each of
these ambulances attends to about 30-40
emergency cases every month, and has
saved many a life.
General and specific medical camps are
conducted in all the Foundation’s work
areas. GMRVF stresses on school health
check-ups and health education in
schools and communities.
The Foundation also runs regular clinics
for identified communities which do not
have qualified doctors. At Lambagarh, in
Uttarakhand, it runs a weekly clinic. In
the remote villages of Hyderabad where
trained and qualified doctors are not
available GMRVF runs weekly clinics. The
Foundation runs both Allopathic and
Ayurvedic clinics in Mangalore.
The Foundation has also initiated Health
awareness on AIDS and other deadly
diseases for the communities it works
The Foundation has built and is maintaining 8 public toilets in villages and slums. These clean and hygienic toilets are made available to families of the communities for a nominal fee of Rs. 10 per family per month. These toilets have improved the sanitary condition in the areas and are of great help especially to the women of these communities.
In a Public-Private Partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, the Foundation is building and operating ‘Pay and Use’ toilets in the city. These facilities, in the short time that they have been in operation, have won recognition for setting new standards in the maintenance of public conveniences. Thorough research and professional design inputs have gone into the making of these toilets. Regular monitoring and inspections help in maintaining high hygiene and health standards.
In some areas like Vemagiri, Foundation supported the communities in the construction of Individual Sanitary Lavatories by leveraging the support from Government. Over 200 families benefited from this initiative and open defecation in these villages has reduced to a great extent.
The Foundation also imparts education on sanitation and personal hygiene to the communities.