As estimated 75% of the Indian population lives rurally and is mostly poor. Yet only 25% doctors practice in rural areas. With almost 900 million rural Indians lacking access to even the most basic health care, the need for affordable medical services is real. To help bring medical care to rural India, we launched a vast project, THE HANS FOUNDATION GENERAL HOSPITAL.
THE HANS FOUNDATION GENERAL HOSPITAL, SATPULI
THF General Hospital is a compassionate endeavor to bring the rural underprivileged in and around the state of Uttarakhand, India access to affordable quality medical care. Lauched in April, 2013 on a 10-acre site in the Pauri district of the Himalayas, it has been providing free OPD, pathology, xray, and medicine to area residents regardless of religious, cultural, economic, or geographic status. In fact, patients routinely walk 40 km to get help, including several km to access a road. Simultaneously, the campus is transforming into a 150 bed full-fledged integrated multi-specialty facility catering to the Satpuli area's specific medical needs. Integrated into the beautiful 10-acre campus, doctors and staff accommodation, a nurses hostel, residential facilities for visiting doctors and guests, and community block with recreational facilities are upcoming. Slated for completion in early 2017, the THF GENERAL HOSPITAL campus will avail emergency/trauma and all major specialites including Surgery, Orthopedic, Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Dermatology, Opthalmology, Dental, and Radiology care.
Located at the rural undeserved doorstep, THF GENERAL HOSPITAL has already provided services and medicine to 90,000 underprivileged. Over 5000 patients visit the OPD monthly. All services are being provided free of cost, and within 2016, patient visits have doubled.