New Delhi; 21 April 2022: The rural areas of India often experience an inaccessible or distant when it comes to the basic healthcare facilities. According to a study, about 75% of Hospitals and Health Care facilities are focused in urban areas where only 25% of the Indian population lives. The majority of the population lives in rural areas and is deprived of basic healthcare necessities.
SBI Foundation in partnership with Akhil Bhartiya Gramin Uthan Samiti (ABGUS) has implemented “SBI Sanjeevani-Clinic on Wheels”, a mobile medical unit project initially in 20 remote villages of Tauru block in district Nuh, Haryana. The MMU is equipped with all basic & necessary facilities aiming to provide both preventive & curative health services along with diagnostic and referrals. The project has networked with the government “Community Health Centre, Tauru” to cater the need of IPD and critical healthcare services. The ABGUS-SBI Foundation’s project of MMU will also organize specialized health and awareness camps in these remote villages on a regular basis.
Speaking about this initiative, Smt. Manjula Kalayansundaram, Managing Director of State Bank of India Foundation, shared “Providing healthcare has been one of the key focus areas of SBI Foundation CSR strategy and we believe that through our SBI Sanjeevani initiative, we will be able to help in improving the quality of life of communities in the remote villages of Tauru block. The initiative will not only provide primary healthcare services at the doorstep but also create awareness and improve the hygiene practices in these areas, through special drives and camps.”
SBI Foundation, the CSR subsidiary of the State Bank of India, has been undertaking CSR initiatives with a vision to improve the socio-economic well-being of the society, particularly of the underprivileged members of the society and enable them to live with their potential.
Commenting on this partnership, Mr. Rajesh Verma, executive director of ABGUS said “We are happy to partner with institutions like SBI Foundation for the healthcare and wellbeing of communities particularly to the area where basic and primary services are not accessible, thus we do it in the remote villages of Tauru block. ABGUS has been working for the past 3 decades with an aim of holistic development especially of women and children in addressing their issues and meeting their basic needs with awareness dissemination, health & hygiene, water & sanitation and quality education programs. ABGUS has so far benefitted more than 5 lakh people from its all initiatives. From this initiative too, we will be able to reach out to more than a lakh people in Tauru block.
Akhil Bhartiya Gramin Uthan Samiti (ABGUS) is a voluntary civil society organization working for empowering & development of the society since 1987. ABGUS has learnt from its close association and working with communities at grassroots and has developed specialized thematic expertise in implementing programs on ” quality health & education, water & sanitation, conservation of natural resources, livelihood development, women empowerment and capacitated & vibrant leadership development” right from planning, designing, and executing such programs keeping community empowerment as its core area through their capacity building and leadership development.