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Aarohi Arogya Kendra (Hospital)

Aarohi’s rural hospital, the Aarohi Arogya Kendra, provides outpatient care to some 4,000 villagers per year. It is equipped with a laboratory, an X-Ray facility and a modern Operation Theatre. A resident doctor is generally available and the hospital provides a 24-hour emergency service. Aarohi also conducts monthly surgical camps, bringing the volunteer services of surgeons and physicians from some of India’s finest hospitals to remote village communities. Thirteen major surgical camps were held in 2011-2012, with 69 surgeries conducted under anaesthesia.

Curative and preventive services apart, the hospital and the health program also present invaluable local employment and capacity-development opportunities, increasing self-reliance, self-esteem and dignity, especially amongst women.

Mobile Health Camps

Aarohi organizes mobile health camps on a continuous basis, catering to the health needs of its project villages and those of other NGO partners in the region, some of which are located in very remote areas. Access to medical care is difficult for villages that can only be reached on foot. In 2011 - 12, outreach mobile camps were conducted in 16 villages at the base of the great Himalayas in Bageshwar District, benefitting some 377 people. Remote mobile camps are intended to become fixed annual events in Aarohi’s calendar.

However…

. . . infant mortality is still high; In Uttarakhand, 43 children out of every 1000 live births die before the age of one. In our Okhalkanda project villages, there is need for greater, much more intensive support. If you think there is something you can do, contact us.

 
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