P D Hinduja Hospital’s rural health program bags 2018 CSR Health Impact Award

The program provides the highest standards of healthcare services, free of cost to the poorest of communities in the rural areas of Jawhar taluka, Maharashtra, and has witnessed over 2.75 lakh patient visits till date.

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New Delhi: P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre’s Rural Health Program ‘Serve with Passion’ has bagged the 2018 CSR Health Impact Award for making health awareness and healthcare accessible to the rural population of Jawhar taluk in Maharashtra.

The CSR Health Impact Awards 2018, an initiative of the India Health and Wellness Summit, recognizes organizations that focuses on health-based CSR initiatives and movements by imbibing a responsible best practice leading to impactful health based programmes that have driven change and impacted millions of lives.

The 2018 award recognized the significant impact of P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre’s Rural Health Program – ‘Serve with Passion’ in making health awareness and healthcare accessible to the rural population of Jawhar taluka in Maharashtra, an official statement said.

The Mumbai-based multispeciality hospital has been adjusted as the winner in the rural health initiative category.

The ‘Serve with Passion’ Rural Health Program began in 2011 under the guidance of S P Hinduja, Chairman, Hinduja Group.

The program provides the highest standards of healthcare services, free of cost to the poorest of communities in the rural areas of Jawhar taluka, Maharashtra, and has witnessed over 2.75 lakh patient visits till date.

In September 2016, the Health Ministry of the State of Maharashtra also commissioned the program to conduct joint weekly outpatient clinics in the Primary Health Centres of Jawhar taluka.

The program is supported by a fleet of Basic and Advanced Mobile Health Units (MHUs), which are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, GPS tracking system and medicines.

The team of doctors, nurses and medical staff from the hospital travel along with the MHUs to provide quality care.

To extend its reach and coverage, the program runs as hub and spoke model with the larger Advanced MHU’s operating as hubs and the smaller Basic MHU’s as the spokes to penetrate deep inside the hamlets /padas.

At present the program has a fleet of two Advanced MHU’s, five Basic MHU’s and four specialty vans including Gynecology Ophthalmology, Physiotherapy and Pediatric Vans.

As a part of prevention, the team takes a holistic approach by focusing on nutrition, safe water, health education and sanitation for all the patients and villagers.

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