Quality HEALTHCARE FOR ALL: SAFEGUARDING UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO PRIMARY AND PREVENTIVE HEALTHCARE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES
At PRI, we strongly believe in the right of every individual to have access to quality and reliable healthcare services. In lieu of this, our Quality Healthcare program focuses on the following areas:
- Safeguarding Universal Access to Primary and Preventive Healthcare for Rural Communities: Healthcare in India is strongly determined by the ability of people to access and afford it. Our approach at PRI focuses on enhancing accessibility and wellbeing while also providing opportunities of upliftment from deprivation. Through the provision of universal health coverage to each individual at a low cost, we will be able to foster an environment that prioritizes the wellbeing of all and thereby enables them to greatly contribute to economic growth and their own ability to work.
- Continuing to serve the poor through PRIF dispensaries: Aligned to our mission to create access to quality health care, PRIF launched its first Primary Health Care Centre in Gurugram in 2005. These dispensaries are staffed with experienced and skilled medical personnel and provide quality and reliable services to the underserved. They act as nodal referral points for the communities and are further supplemented through our Mobile Healthcare Program
- Taking affordable healthcare to the doorsteps of the most vulnerable: PRIF has instituted a Mobile Healthcare Program to address the critical need of limited accessibility to universal health coverage for the rural poor in the country. This program, Sanjeevani, is operated in partnership with Wockhardt Foundation and aims to provide free door-step preventive healthcare for vulnerable and marginalized communities. The overarching purpose of this program is to ensure last mile delivery to the most vulnerable-women, children and the elderly. Adopting the Awareness-Diagnosis-Cure-Referral approach, the program has been fitted with a holistic coverage of services to treat general health issues. Our Mobile Medical units (MMUs) are also equipped with a diagnostic machine, Swasth Janch machine, to provide immediate and accurate diagnostic services on 21 indicators. Patients with life threatening health issues are referred to specialty hospitals through the program for secondary and tertiary care.
- Improving road safety and increasing accessibility of healthcare to truckers and drivers: Truckers and drivers work in gruelling conditions. This takes a heavy toll on both their physical and mental health and increases the risk of them contracting non-communicable diseases. In order to improve the working conditions of these truckers, the program facilitates access to quality primary healthcare services and counselling services to truck drivers in Derabassi, Punjab.