India has made rapid strides in the health sector since independence. However, various eye opening data from NFHS clearly indicate that access to healthcare still remains a challenge.
India accounts for 21% of the world’s global burden of disease. According to a World Health Organisation 2012 report, though advances have been made in addressing communicable diseases, rapid changes in India’s society and lifestyles have led to the emergence of non-communicable diseases. A World Bank 2010 report informs that India is losing more than 6% of its GDP annually due to premature deaths and preventable illnesses.
While the health statistics of rural India continue to be poor, the health status and access to health for the poor in urban slum dwellers has surfaced to be equally deplorable. Despite accounting for 1/4th of the country’s poor population, urban areas have less than 4% of government primary health care facilities.
Urban slum dwellers suffer from adverse health conditions owing to mainly two reasons –first the lack of education and thus lack of awareness; and second the unwillingness to lose a day’s wage in order to reach the nearest medical facility. Health for underprivileged, which is a desperate need, thus remains unaddressed. As a result, cases of poor women health, malnourishment in children and deaths from preventable diseases from such areas are always high.
The neglect in even the simplest preventive medical treatment usually leads to a more serious ailment and eventually into deaths. The need of the hour is thus a two pronged approach – first to bring quality health care services to doorsteps of the needy and second to promote healthcare awareness and contemporary health care seeking behavior among the underprivileged.
- HEALTH PROGRAMS
The Trust conducted many awareness programs in the area of many District of Delhi and other districts of India, people were informed about there has problem like Diabetes, AIDS, Blood Pressure, Heart Pressure, Cancer and many other health related problems and also distributes first medical aids to the deserving poor people. We organize medical camps with the help of reputed doctors to provide free consultations, free medicines and various free tests. We have organized around 10-15 camps till now.