Deepalaya believes that the concurrent development of preventive and promotive health is crucial to the well -being of those who are unable to afford regular health care. Thus Deepalaya launched the Community Health program, focusing on preventive and promotive health among the rural masses.
Providing access to health care, encouraging a health seeking behaviour among the people & strengthening the existing health delivery mechanisms in the target villages is part of the health sector strategy followed by Deepalaya.
- to establish effective and sustainable mechanisms in the realm of promotive, preventive and rehabilitative health
- to improve the demand and access to qualitative health services for weaker sections to become healthy communities
With an aim top provide qualitative healthcare facilities to the masses, Deepalaya addresses the health care needs of communities through projects like Chameli Dewan Memorial Rural Health & Mobile Clinic, Gusbethi, AP Dewan Memorial Clinic, Kalkaji.
Chameli Dewan Memorial Rural Health & Mobile Clinic, Gusbethi
Since 2005, the Chameli Dewan Rural Health & Mobile Clinic functioning from Gusbethi has been providing health care services to the residents of 15 villages of the Mewat region in Haryana. The Chameli Dewan Rural Clinic functions from “Deepalaya Gram” in Gusbethi Village in Tauru Block of Mewat District. In addition the mobile van covers various villages north of the Gusbethi. The clinic is supported by the Dewan Foundation, UK.
Through this Integrated Health center and Mobile health van, Deepalaya has been able to reach almost a population of 80,000 people in the community. To further address the needs of the Mewati population especially the women, Deepalaya has added on a Gynae and Obstetric wing as well as cataract surgery theatre at the Base Clinic.
Basic clinical investigation facilities are provided which encompasses the tests for Haemoglobin, Blood Group, Urine Pregnancy Test, Urine, Albumin sugar, etc. Our Mobile health unit is a classic example of Health on Wheels and the concept “Door Step doctors” truly come to fore through our health van.
- Cases of infant death and abortion have been brought down, thanks to the pre-natal and post-natal treatments provided
- Besides giving treatments for various diseases, awareness about how to tackle these diseases also given
- The average number of patients attending the clinic per day increased to 72 patients/day.
- Number of Immunizations increased to 5475 a year
- 12197 patients treated in a year through mobile clinic.
- On an average at least 3 health camps per month are organised aiming at a gathering 200 to 500 people.