Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care. Access to health care and equitable distribution of health services are the fundamental requirements. Many backward and remote areas in our country lack basic health care infrastructure limiting access to health services at present. A large number of people in rural areas are unable to seek medical help due to variety of economic and social problems. “The groundwork of all happiness is good health”. Recognizing the paramount importance of health, Rehab India Foundation initiated Mobile Medical Unit-Hospital on wheels, in the districts of Assam, Bihar and West Bengal, to reach desperate families who struggle everyday with poverty and lack of health care.
Mobile Medical Unit has been envisaged to provide preventive, promotive and curative health care in inaccessible or remote areas and difficult terrains, which are unserved areas under usual circumstances. The mission objective of Mobile Medical Unit is to provide effective, accessible, affordable and accountable and quality health services, to promote healthy lifestyle, to integrate comprehensive primary health care, to prevent and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, including locally endemic diseases and to serve the people of the poorest households in the remotest parts as they don’t have any clinics or hospitals to their access. Mobile Medical Units constitute one of the key innovations designed to provide health care services at the doorsteps of the rural people.
MMU is a van equipped with all basic medical equipments and medicines with a qualified doctor, pharmacist etc, to provide preventive and curative health care at the door steps of the rural people especially those living in remote and far flung, so that the immediate health care needs of the impoverished people can be assessed and treated, and proper referrals can be made when necessary. The MMU vans will visit the people on regular basis offers services such as medical consultation, dispensing free quality medicines, conducting medical counseling etc. Our mobile medical unit delivers preventive health care, educate and create awareness among people.
A total of 828 patients from Jaraguri, Model Village, Salbari, Joyma, Bansibari, Bodhutula, Akundabaria, Kothipur, Mohaldapara, Borjumala, Solva, Hajipara, Kabilpur, Balagachi, Dhumpara were benefited by our free medical checkup and medications.
Taking health care services to the doorsteps is the principle strategy behind this initiative and is intended to reach underserved areas. Starting Mobile Medical Units to cover underserved and uncovered areas like remote villages, tribal areas where there is no medical facility is a great boon for the patients.
This initiative of the Rehab India Foundation go a long way in enhancing out-reach of medical services to the remotest areas. We, the team of Rehab India Foundation, stand to achieve our goal. Empowering people throughout the backward and rural region to reach out and improve their standard of living with our best possible services and support. We take pride in that.