Understanding the lack
of medical access in remote villages of Manvi taluka, Vimukti
Pothnal in collaboration with Catholic Health Caregivers Fund, New
York inaugurated Mobile Medical care unit Van at vimukti premises.
The main aim to see to the good health of the poor and marginalized
through affordable Health care services without compromising on
quality; to reach out the unreachable as far as possible; to care
for the uncared-for people of the Society. The Medical care unit van
will cover 50 villages of Manvi taluka which began April, 2023. The
treatment and medicines will be given for free of cost weekly basis.
Beneficiaries are provided health cards and records of their
treatment are maintained. Periodical village, home, visits by doctor
(in the case of bedridden patients), and counselling for patients,
the elderly, family members, children, and caretakers. If any
patient is not cured by the preliminary treatment, they will be
referred to the district hospital.
Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Vimukti Director said, women in rural area
are facing many challenges like malnutrition, lack of menstrual
hygiene, maternal and child health and to tackle these problems
Catholic Health Caregivers Fund, New York has donated this mobile
medical van to Vimukti to provide affordable healthcare facilities
to the rural marginalized people. “The primary healthcare centre is
at times situated far away from remote villages, making it difficult
for elderly, sick and poor people to access it. The Vimukti Van,
equipped with doctors, nurses, other medical staff, social worker
and full-time counsellor will bridge this gap by providing doorstep
healthcare support to vulnerable elders. The Government Doctor,
Rajendra highly appreciated Vimukti for the outreach program and
termed it as a good initiative for the needy people seeking health
care services. Also encouraged the good work being done by the
health care team and requested them to help in making health care
affordable. Dr. Shilpa after examining the newly launched Mobile
medical unit from the inside, she said Mobile van is fully equipped
with whatever is required in a clinic, adding, “I am hopeful that
mobile health Van will achieve success soon. Many who attended the
program applauded the good initiative taken by the organization.
More than fifty people attended and witnessed the program.