We have always been keen in solving the problems in the rural healthcare sector. Our Healthcare vision is to deliver medicines & create a platform for accessible healthcare for each one in the rural sector. Our ground principles have always been in creating healthy lives. We plan to not only deliver medicines to the rural & small town poor people but also strive to create healthy environments by creating smile with a focus on sanitation & wellness.
We also are on a key mission to promote preventive healthcare to avoid diseases spread in the rural areas. The founders have levied great emphasis on spreading mass awareness about the health issues & educate masses on how to prevent diseases. Our ultimate aim is to create healthy smiling lives.
India has made rapid stride in the health sector since independence .however, various eye-opening data from NFHS clearly indicate that to access to health care still remain a challenge.
Rural India has a population of more than 800 million and there are around 6 lakh and 40 thousand villages that show an increase of approx 20,000 (no. of villages) from the last census conducted in 2001.
India continues to be dominantly agriculture dependent. India was the first country to launch family planning program, and Malaria control program had begun way back in 1953. We have flagship schemes such as that of NRHM andJanani Shishu Suraksha Yojana; still, the situation in rural areasÂ isn’tÂ all motivating. This is all evident through some vital health parameters including increasing infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate, the poor state of sanitation, and prevalence of chronic diseases, non-availability of qualified doctors and paramedical staff and so forth. These are particularly lagging behind in comparison to the situation inurban areas
Many of the villages still don’t have proper infrastructure for sub-centres and PHCs or CHCs. Even if they are there, they face unavailability of doctors or the staff, beds, basic medical equipment, drinking water supply and sanitation; any or at times all of them are in scanty numbers. There’s lack of diagnostic centers in villages; due to which patients, especially the serious ones have to be carried along long distances that result in their deteriorating condition or even death. Moreover, ‘bad roads’ impede the movement of ambulances or any vehicle during emergencies. The inconvenient transport system is also a major concern. Shortage of funds is a major drawback in public health system.
Generic drugs need to be given a boost up to help the poor and even the middle class in some way to save their pocket. In rural areas nutrition seems to be a big challenge. Girls and women often suffer from anemia, malnutrition and poor health condition in general. It is so either because they lack resources even to feed themselves two meals a day or due to lack of awareness arising out of illiteracy.
Medlife Foundation volunteers are self-motivated people of all ages and from different walks of life who give of their time and resources to make positive difference in the lives of children.