Six days a week, our fully-equipped mobile health centres bring health care to impoverished families in dozens of locations.
In the slums of Mumbai, India people live in crushing poverty, suffering from infection and disease spread by overcrowded, unsanitary conditions. With little or no health care access, Americares India brings health care to the people who need it most.
Six days a week, our fully-equipped mobile health centres bring health care to impoverished families in dozens of locations. Hundreds of patients a day benefit from the medical vans’ on-site services and free medicines. For most patients, this is the only time they will ever see a doctor. Immediate needs are met, referrals made when necessary, and chronic diseases identified and treated on an ongoing basis.
Each fully-equipped mobile health centre is staffed with a doctor, pharmacy assistant and driver so that the immediate health care needs of the slum dwellers can be assessed and treated, and proper referrals can be made when necessary. Another focus of the mobile health unit is to identify and care for patients with chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure, and to provide them with a continuous supply of free medicines. Electronic health records for all patients are maintained to monitor the program and to facilitate follow-up treatments.