Remedial Foundation

India had started thinking in the field of healthcare before independence by talking about primary healthcare and its implication. After that many historical events and policies like Alma Ata declaration, Health and Population policies are developed to address the health need of every individual of the society. But after so many years of policy implementation still the data from NFHS, DLHS, SRS and AHS clearly indicates that access to healthcare still remains a challenge for he most needed poor population of the country.While the health statistics of rural India started showing improvements in the health indicators of rural population, the health status and access to basic healthcare for the poor in urban slum dwellers have not changed much. Despite accounting for 1/4th of the country’s poor population, urban areas have less than 4% of government primary health care facilities.Urban slum dwellers suffer from adverse health conditions due to many reasons like lack of education/awareness regarding the disease and where and whom to approach when sick , unaffordable and inaccessible healthcare facilities, unwillingness to lose a day’s wage in order to reach the nearest health facility. Health for underprivileged, which is a desperate need, thus remains unaddressed. As a result, cases of poor women health, malnourishment in children and deaths from preventable diseases like Diarrhea, respiratory infection and other communicable disease from such areas are always very high. Thus the need of the hour is to bring quality health care services to the doorsteps of the needy if they are not able access the existing health facility and to promote health awareness/education and a positive health care seeking behavior among the underprivileged.In such a scenario a doorstep health care services delivery system is the most practical mechanism. And in subscription to this view, Remedial Foundation has initiated the Health camp and screening programs. This is a unique programme that seeks to address problems of accessibility and availability of primary health care with a special focus on children and women, in urban slums and remote rural areas.

 

Basic Education and Vocational training

Education is the only means for better life because it empowers an individual to  earn his/her livelihood and  increases one’s awareness on their rights, and in the process evolve as a better citizen. Unfortunately India is among those with the lowest proportion of trained youth in the world.  Literacy rate is not satisfactory and have wide variation across the country. The Vocational Education and Training system in other developing countries in contrast, shows a much higher proportion of youth participation, more intense involvement of the private sector and is anchored in the law. With so much diversity and different demographic pattern in the country there is dire requirement of schools and vocational training centers for the vulnerable population of the society who cannot attend regular schools due to their different financial and social reasons.

 

Remedial Foundation works for education of vulnerable children who are under difficult circumstances, such as child labor, children of poorest of the parents, street and runaway children, children with rare disabilities, disaster struck children and slum children. Special emphasis is given on girl education and women vocational training , so that they get empowered,able to earn their basic livelihood and able to stand independently in their difficult circumstances.

Current Project: “SAANSO KI SANJEEVANI”

Ground Reality

Second wave of COVID-19 has come with more devastating impacts. The positivity rates and mortality is increasing on everyday basis. One of the main components of the COVID-19 disease is lung infection which ultimately leads to breathlessness and decrease oxygen saturation in the body. For treating this breathlessness, oxygen is being utilized in majority of the cases. Due to the acute spread of disease a huge demand has been created which has caused severe shortage of oxygen in the whole country. Delhi, being the capital with large number of population, is facing the crisis at an un-measurable level. Every hospital in Delhi NCR is not able to manage the shortage of oxygen supply due to which either they have stopped admitting the patients or started discharging their admitted patient which has suddenly increased the death rate in India.