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.
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 and have less than 4% of government primary healthcare facilities.
Rural areas and 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. Healthcare for underprivileged, which is a desperate need, thus remains unaddressed.
Arogya Kutumbam is free healthcare service initiative of SRDF, our main focuses on making primary health care easily accessible to economically backward communities in rural India. Bringing primary healthcare to remote villages of India by holding health camps, distributing nutrition supplements and medicines are just some of our activities under this initiative.
- To provide services to meet the immediate health care needs of the marginalized groups
- To offer comprehensive health services – curative as well as preventative
- To strengthen public health care system and mobilize support in conduct of health camp programme