HelpAge India is a national level secular, apolitical, non-profit and non-government organization working for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons. One of the important programs of the organisation is Mobile Healthcare Unit (MHU)
Running since 1982, the program operates 174 Mobile Healthcare Units (MHUs) in 25 states and 139 districts covering more than 2586 community locations and provides 2.5 million treatments annually in India.
Each Mobile Healthcare Unit is designed to provide Primary Healthcare services for the poor at their doorsteps who are economically and socially backward. Services through MHU includes- Free treatment, Free medicine, Basic diagnostics, Home visits by Doctor (in case of bedridden patients/patients unable to reach to MHU), Counseling for patients, Elders, family members and caretakers, Community awareness on health related issues, Hygiene and on the rights of the elderly, Referral linkage with local health providers, Linkage with Govt. schemes and programs, Preventive Health Awareness programs with IEC Materials and Sanitation Awareness Programs, Linkages for Cataract Operation, Regular Health Camps/Multispecialty Health camps
The program addresses the problems of unaffordability, inaccessibility, and non- availability of basic essential healthcare to people living in backward regions. It fulfils a vital need in the lives of the beneficiaries. HelpAge India also ensures that at least 50% beneficiaries belong to economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society. Donations to HelpAge India are eligible for tax exemption u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act.
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