Sri Ram Grameen Kshetra Vikas Samiti provides a hospital with low-cost but- quality medical access for the population of villages around Nagauri, Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh.
IDRF Partner Since: 2008
Focus Area: Health
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Project Title: Smt Laxmi Todi Hospital (Nagauri Hospital)
The hospital is currently operating with the medical staff in the following fields: allopathy, Ayurveda, homeopathy, eye care and pharmacy. The number of patients coming daily is about 50 on an average. Monthly eye-camps are being organized for the past several years. The cataract patients are examined and taken by buses to Meerut city for eye-operations done free of cost. This Hospital provides post-operative care to these patients on a regular basis. This program has been successful and effective in controlling the blindness in the rural population of the area.
Despite its success, there are many challenges that are making it difficult for the hospital to treat many more patients than they are able to do so. Lack of roads, transportation facilities, unawareness among the rural people, are to name a few.
IDRF is helping in not only the running of the hospital, but also in the construction of road, that will allow villagers from nearby communities to gain direct access to the quality medical-personnel and facilities available at this hospital. Additionally, IDRF funds were used to maintain various facilities, construction of staff residences and a separate wing for women patients in the hospital.