Project Description

General Health Care Programs – India

Before PRASAD Chikitsa began offering programs in the Tansa Valley, most children in the area were malnourished, adults battled untreated tuberculosis and heart disease, and many endured lives of blindness caused by cataracts. The government-run Primary Health Care Centers and the few private clinics in the valley could not meet the needs of the number of affected people. PRASAD has significantly expanded access to healthcare with several health programs.

Shree Muktananda Mobile Hospital

Started in 1978, the Shree Muktananda Mobile Hospital was one of PRASAD Chikitsa’s first health-care initiatives in the Tansa Valley. Reliable transportation is crucial to delivering health care services to the many remote and rural villages in the Tansa Valley. The Muktananda Mobile clinic removes barriers of distance and time for the villagers who receive health education and services right in their villages. The health topics include infectious diseases, chronic diseases (such as diabetes and hypertension), skin illness, and general health care. Since 1978 over 1,000,000 people received screenings, medical care and health education from the mobile hospital.

Gurudev Siddha Peeth Anukampaa Health Center

The Anukampaa Health Center’s General Outpatient Department is open six days a week. Visiting experts in various fields provide specialized services including psychiatry and women’s health, to name just a few.

The Anukampaa Health Center is also home to PRASAD’s Tuberculosis Program. The disease accounts for more casualties than any other infectious disease in India, claiming a life every minute. Doctors at the Health Center have achieved a tuberculosis cure rate of 95 percent, surpassing the Indian government’s benchmark of 85 percent.

In 2010, the World Health Organization and the Indian government’s Revised National TB Control Program recognized the PRASAD Chikitsa program as a Designated Microscopy and Treatment Center.