Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini
A Mobile Hospital Service - West Bengal
Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini is a completely free of cost Mobile Hospital Service operating in the Eastern Zone of India with its base in West Bengal. Its focus is in creating access for Primary and Preventive Healthcare in rural India using fabricated Mobile Medical Units involving a host of Medical Experts.
In the last week, 17 outreach camps were held in different districts of West Bengal with two Mobile Medical Units traversing almost 200kms every day. Each Mobile Unit reached out to rural nodal points offering 1,432 consultations for screening patients for non-communicable diseases and providing basic diagnostics supported by Medicines. The outreach initiatives were also complimented with the Outpatient Department at Salt Lake, Kolkata, where consultations were offered for General, Gynaecology and Cardiology patients involving innovative tools for screening.
Dedicated Camps for Mother and Child at the Salipur Nodal Point offered diagnostic monitoring for 48 Women. Post cataract operative patients at Nodal point in Mogra, in the Hooghly District of West Bengal were offered spectacles for their new refractive index.
An awareness session on the Divine Mother & Child Programme was held at the District Hospital of East Singhbhum District of the State of Jharkhand, involving 11 Heads of Blocks and Medical Officers to initiate the screening and monitoring of expectant mothers.
On January 12, 2020 which is observed as the National Youth Day, an interactive session on the Sri Sathya Sai Global Health Mission was organised with a group of doctors from the 1975 batch of graduates from the RG Kar Medical College, West Bengal.