Healthcare, J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre, Rajasthan

How it began at J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre

The founding of this renowned hospital goes back a quarter of a century. In 1989, Dr. Ashok Mehta, eminent head and neck cancer surgeon from Mumbai, visited the Prajapita Bhrama Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya global headquarters in Mt. Abu. It was his patient, Dadi Gulzar, a member of the Brahma Kumaris since its inception in…

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Healthcare, J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre, Rajasthan

If Munnabhai were real, then J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre would be the hospital he sets up

If Munnabhai were real, then J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre would be the hospital he sets up. This is a hospital that espouses everything the movie envisions healthcare to be – where delivering timely treatment is primary, and comes before filling forms or availing insurance, where patients are attended to on the severity…

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Healthcare, Kolkata, Rural Health Care Foundation, West Bengal

This organisation charges patients just Rs. 60 (Rs. 20 in urban areas) for a consultation, diagnosis and a week-long supply of medicine

My day at RHCF commenced with a visit to their center on Jyotish Roy Road in Kolkata, which is one of three urban centres that they run. This particular centre is situated on the edge of a slum, whose inhabitants cannot afford to pay for doctor’s appointments nor medicines. This center was set up in…

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Founding Story, Healthcare, Rural Health Care Foundation, West Bengal

How it began at Rural Health Care Foundation

Rural Health Care Foundation (RHCF) is an NGO that provides affordable and sustainable primary healthcare to low income groups in West Bengal, having reached out to over 10 lakh patients till date. It prides itself on its organisational working model that is scalable, sustainable and can be replicated and applied to different rurally deprived communities…

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Ashadeep Association, Children, Education, GiveIndia NGOs, Healthcare, Hunger, Mumbai

Living up to its name, Ashadeep, brings children from darkness to light

by Paula Donoso The Mumbai-based Ashadeep Association is essentially the incredible result of its founder, Dr. Adelheid Hüffer’s initiative, dedication and love. Set up in 1976, the organisation has grown to 7 centres today – from 25 students in 1976 to 600 students today, reaching up to 1,000 including mothers and people who rely on…

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Foundation for Mother and Child Health, Healthcare, Hunger

Securing a child’s future in the first 1,000 days of his/her life – from conception itself

Located near the infamous Arthur Road Jail, the Foundation for Mother and Child Health’s (FMCH) main programme is quite a foresight-ful one. The organisation fights malnutrition by making efforts that start right at the beginning: from pregnancy! As they believe that a child’s future can be secured in the first 1,000 days from conception itself.  “If…

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