Rural India accounts for nearly 69% of the total population but has only 26% of the total hospital beds and 33% of the total healthcare professionals. There is a need to increase awareness on health risk factors, set up medical infrastructure and to carry out opportunistic screening at primary health care levels in rural areas. Providing continuum of care from early detection to and improving quality of care is a critical factor for leading a healthy life. It can also lead to decrease in morbidity and mortality due to heart and stroke.
To ensure quality healthcare is available to everyone, the Rotary Club of Chennai Towers is on a mission to help set up a 'Healthcare Unit on Wheels'. We believe that the mobile healthcare vehicle will play a significant role in efficiently serving the vulnerable in remote and hard to reach areas while also providing cost-effective primary healthcare services.
(Above: A mobile unit that is currently in use.)
The vehicles will drive through villages in Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts to provide healthcare services to those who have no access to hospitals and to those who cannot afford it. The vehicles will be equipped with basic diagnostic equipment and medicines. A team consisting of a nurse, a pharmacist, social worker and an assistant travel to villages in The Mobile Medical Clinic.
The mobile clinic will be linked to a referral hospital via telemedicine to offer expert guidance then and there. The vehicle is expected to impact over 25000 people in a year.
It costs JUST INR 160 to provide healthcare facilities to a person.
This sustainable and scalable initiative will be innovative and will certainly change health care delivery in the rural areas and will help in preventing chronic diseases and also help in identifying them early so that they can be treated.
IF YOU FUND,
INR 4000, You impact 25 persons.
INR 8000, You impact 50 persons.
INR 16000, You impact 100 persons.
ALL FUNDING HAS 80G BENEFITS.
The van will run through rural areas in Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts. Volunteers will connect with local panchayat leaders and inform them about the van arriving in their locality. Baseline tests will be done for all individuals. If anything abnormal is found, more detailed testing is done. If required a free doctor consultation is also be done via the telemedicine facility. The patients will then be referred to the local PHC’s.
Plans will be made so that the van returns to the same village once In a few months to do a follow up.
Diagnosis and treatment will be provided for:
My name is Dr. VIVEKANANDAN SHANMUGAM. I am the Managing Trustee at Chennai Liver Foundation.
It is disheartening to know that many rural areas in India do not have adequate healthcare facilities. Medical care is a fundamental right to every citizen. We need to make sure that everyone has equal access to hospitals and clinics irrespective of their location or financial status.
I have undertaken this campaign because I think a ‘Mobile Medical Clinic' is a remarkable concept. The services would be provided to the underprivileged at their doorstep. The vehicles will be equipped with basic diagnostic equipment and medicines. This would be ideal to diagnose and treat illnesses. All it costs is INR 160 to provide these services to a person.
Please support my campaign and let us together transform the lives of the underprivileged.
LOCATIONS THAT WOULD BE COVERED:
A GLIMPSE OF THE RURAL CAMPS:
ABOUT ROTARY CLUB OF CHENNAI TOWERS:
What started with humble beginnings with just 19 members in April 1998 and Chartered on 10/06/1998, Rotary Club of Chennai Towers grew in stature to be rated among the best Clubs in the District 3230 (then), now 3232, consistently over the years. Today we are a family of 56 Rotarians.
As the years rolled by, the Club grew from strength to strength under several dynamic Presidents who ensured that RCCT was a Club that set high standards in anything that we did. While we had high camaraderie among the members, the Service Projects done during the past 2 decades touched the lives of over several hundred thousand of the under privileged people of Society, be it Health Care, Disease Prevention, Polio Eradication, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development among many others.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the Rotary Club of Chennai Towers is a registered NGO and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET:
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from NGO (this takes between 1 to 3 months usually after the funds are raised and transferred to them). The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about the progress. That's transparent right.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to the Rotary Club of Chennai Towers. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do we get the receipts?
The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
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