Universal health is the focal point of any development model both at the national and global level. The SDG of good health and well being also aims to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all. Sewa’s initiatives in the health sector include conducting free medical camps where consultation by doctors is given on a voluntary basis. Provision of free medicines and distribution of first aid kits are some of the regular day to day activities conducted by the Sewa team in Uttarakhand, Tripura and in Kashi.
In order to effectively provide medical service to the far-flung areas,
Sewa Uttarakhand launched Sewa Arogyam, a mobile medical health van with state of the art facilities and a dedicated team to work throughout Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts of Uttarakhand.
Another novel initiative of Kishori Samuh (girls adolescent groups) has been formed to educate young girls about menstrual hygiene, health and sanitation.
At Tripura, we trained the local youth as Swasthya Sewa Mitras (SSM), informal health workers, to provide immediate assistance to the patients for day to day ailments and to spread awareness about the importance of good health and sanitation. We also organize periodic free medical camps in the area to provide the locals with free medicines and consultation from experienced doctors.
In Kashi apart from free medical camps, we have also started a nutrition program for the children at our tuition centers by distributing them fruits and milk products.