A health consultation and health education service operating in 20 villages around Mt Abu: Aarna-Hetamji, Achalgarh, Chandela (Telapurphali, Ambaveriphali, Bageri, Khadraphali), Jaidra, Jamburi, Jawaingaon, Kyaria-Takiya, Nichalagarh, Oriya, Salgaon, Shergaon-Utteraj, Siawa, Tuka, Uplagarh.
Why is the project relevant?
The service plugs a gap in the available health services. Most of these villages have no health centre staffed by a doctor. The two doctors visiting the 20 villages (all but Utteraj) offer consultations. Patients are distributed medicine on the payment of Rs 10, unless they cannot afford this. Those needing diagnostic investigation or other treatment are referred to the base hospital at Mt Abu. Thus, the VOP creates awareness among villagers about the facilities at J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre.
Patients who step into the hospital are handheld through the process of consultation, diagnosis and hospital admission. Most are treated for free. The two doctors informally impart seasonal health information and awareness on maternal health and infectious diseases. One doctor conducts pre-natal checks.
Since when is the project active?
Who implements the project?
Dr Kanak Shrivastava (dermatologist & VOP head), Dr Manisha Maindad (doctor)
Beneficiaries (FY 2019-20)
4,215 patients on site, 2,594 stepped in for consultations, 231 hospital admissions