The Hans Foundation Hospitals
The state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India supports a population of over 10 million people, over 70% of whom live in the rural areas. Yet the inadequacy of medical facilities and the fact that a few physicians practice rurally, the rural population does not have access to quality health care. To address this need, The Hans Foundation Hospitals has been established to bring affordable quality health care to all in Uttarakhand and the surrounding areas.
The Hans Foundation Eye Care, Haridwar
A staggering 63 million people in India suffer from visual impairment, yet with access to eye care, 80% can be helped. To reach the visually impaired in and around Uttarakhand, THF Hospitals is operating The Hans Foundation Eye Care, a hospital set on a 4-acre site in the city of Haridwar. The hospital is providing specialist eye care services including cataract, retina, cornea and other surgeries, treating hundreds of patients daily. Meanwhile, Outreach Camps being conducted at remote villages and schools, reach the rural; camp patients in need of surgery are transported to and from the Haridwar facility and given pre- and post-surgery lodging. Since inception on June 30th, 2014, THF Eye Care has already provided free or subsidized eye care to over 80,000 underprivileged patients. Each year, the number of patients has increased substantially. The facility successfully collaborated with ISMS – ORV during February 2017, and large number of difficult cases were provided surgical support.
The Hans Foundation General Hospital, Satpuli
Built on a ten acre area, in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand near the town of Satpuli, The Hans Foundation General Hospital will be a 150-bed multispecialty state-of-the-art facility catering to the specific medical needs of the region. One wing of the hospital is already open for outpatient services, and has provided subsidized/free medical care to over 1,00,000 underprivileged patients. The remainder of the facility is set to open in mid 2017, complete with housing for doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. The town of Satpuli is centrally located in the Pauri region; as such it continues to serve as a valuable medical service access point for the rural population.
Mobile Health Clinics
Rural villages throughout India face a chronic lack of access to medical care. In some areas, benefits of even basic medical facilities is not in the reach of rural underserved. The Hans Foundation, therefore, built a network of well-equipped mobile health clinics into vans that travel around remote regions of India providing much-needed medical attention to the hardest-to-reach areas. With this system of service, tens of thousands of individuals receive professional medical treatment and preventative care that otherwise would not be available to them. These mobile health clinics not only treated the patients, but also spread awareness on primary and preventive health to the communities. They provided quality treatment to the most remote settlements and spread awareness on health, hygiene, safe deliveries, child care and nutrition support.
Since its inception, the idea of mobile health vans has been replicated by many organizations across the country.