Garhwal Community Development and Welfare Society
Mobile Health Services
We seek to improve the health status of rural and indigenous populations through research, training and service delivery programmes.
— Dr. Rajesh Singh, Director
GCDWS’s mobile healthcare delivery is supported by the state government under its National Rural health Mission interventions, since 2009.
GCDWS’s ‘Sachal Chikitsa Vahan’ or‘Mobile Health Van’ is a van equipped with laboratory facilities, X-ray machine, 1 doctor, 1 nurse, 1 lab technician, and 1 X-ray technician. The mobile clinic supplements existing primary health care services for communities living in far-flung, difficult areas.
Achievements so far:
- Covered a population of 224067,
- Treated 14025 patients (general patients for breathing problems, TB, skin diseases, body pains),
- Carried out 2664 investigations, 229 X-rays,
- Provided ante natal care to 526 women,
- Completed 197 primary immunizations and
- Distributed 1590 condoms and 135 packets of oral pills.