WHAT WE DO
Reliance Foundation works towards enhancing access to quality and affordable healthcare in India. The Foundation’s ‘Health for All’ motto and integrated healthcare model provides continuum of care to the most vulnerable sections of society through a network of healthcare delivery mechanisms.
Cumulatively, over 35 lakh consultations have benefitted vulnerable patients through various health initiatives. Numerous health camps provide specialised care for HIV/AIDS, TB, mother and child health as well as various non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac ailments, bone and joint disorders, ophthalmic conditions among others.
Described below are major programmes under the “Health for All” initiatives.
Health Outreach Programme
The Reliance Foundation Health Outreach Programme proves medical care through Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) and Static Medical Units (SMUs) at selected locations in Mumbai, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh.
Fully-equipped Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) with state-of-the-art technology, including cloud-based software are incorporated to store patient information and plan programs for the communities. MMUs provide free of cost necessary healthcare services at the doorstep of beneficiaries through periodic visits. They further address beneficiary requirements with proper consultations and adequate medical care facilities.
Static Medical Units (SMUs) provide diagnostic and consultation services focusing on chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. Professionally trained MBBS doctors, nurses and social workers cater to the primary medical care needs of the patients.
Since inception, over 4.90 lakh individuals have been enrolled in Mumbai to receive medical care under this initiative. 80% of these families earn less than Rs. 1 lakh per annum and 40% of these families were previously utilising services of pharmacists or non-MBBS doctors in the vicinity for health care needs. Reliance Foundation’s intervention has now provided them access to services from a qualified proffessionals.
Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre
Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre is a 341-bed, multi-Speciality tertiary care hospital with 6 thrust areas: Cardiac Sciences, Nephro-Urology, Neuro Sciences, Oncology, Orthopaedics & Spine, and Woman & Child Health.
The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and is manned by the finest professionals with global experience. Water recycling and rainwater harvesting have also been adopted, making it the greenest healthcare facility in India of its size.
From its physical design to its daily functioning, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre is ‘Patient and Family Centric’.
- State-of-the-art Planning, Design, Architecture and Infrastructure
- Cutting-Edge Technology, Equipment and Resources
- High-Quality Care with No Differentiation in Service
- Scalable, Multi-Use In-Patient and Isolation Rooms
- Fully-Digitised, Instant Access to Patient Medical Records
- National and International Green Building Conformance.
Reliance Foundation Drishti
Reliance Foundation Drishti, in association with the National Association for the Blind (NAB),supports the visually impaired through several initiatives.
Drishti has brought light into the lives of thousands of visually impaired underprivileged through free corneal transplants.
Over the last 10 years, Reliance Foundation Drishti sponsored about 15,000 corneal transplants – a stunning number considering that only about 2100 transplants are done in Maharashtra annually.
Under this program an international Braille newspaper is published every fortnight which reaches thousands of visually impaired readers across India and other countries. On World Braille Day, January 4, 2013, Reliance Foundation Drishti also launched a braille calendar in Hindi.
In order to increase awareness about the importance of eye donation event such as the Reliance Drishti Essay Competition and Reliance Drishti Art Competition are organised every year.
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Women and Child Health
Reliance Foundation has been actively engaged in dissemination of information
to raise awareness about the reproductive health of women, anaemia, cervical cancer, menstrual hygiene, health and sanitation of adolescent girls as well as importance
of child immunisation.
This initiative provides a platform for early detection and management of anaemia in women and malnutrition in children. It actively identifies children with malnutrition through camps at the grassroot level and provides them with micro nutrient supplements, tracks their status and counsels their mothers on correct eating habits. It also collaborates with community networks such as Anganwadi centres to reach out to children and educate mothers.
As part of the Health Outreach programme, Reliance Foundation also celebrates International Women’s Day on the theme ‘Health and Women’ across states where Rural Transformation initiatives are being undertaken. The events involve raising awareness about women and child health and conducting health camps for consultations and free check-ups.
Menstrual Hygiene Programme
Reliance Foundation launched a Menstrual Hygiene Programme on International Women’s Day (March 08, 2013) at Balasinor, near Ahmedabad in Gujarat, with the distribution of low-cost sanitary napkins branded ‘Meeta’. The programme aims to address low awareness levels on menstrual hygiene by making affordable sanitary napkins easily accessible. The programme also uses local volunteers to create greater awareness about menstrual hygiene.
Motikhavdi Medical Centre is a model and modern village public health centre at Motikhavdi village, Jamnagar. This Community Medical Centre has been providing comprehensive medical services free of cost since its inception in1995. It operates round-the-clock and is equipped with doctors and para-medics, medicine counter, male and female wards for day care procedures.
Community Care Center & Reliance AIDS Care Hospitalis the only private indoor facility for HIV/AIDS patients in Gujarat and provides in-patient services free of cost. The centre at Mora village, Hazira, provide preventive, diagnostic and curative services to HIV/AIDS patients since its inception in 2004. The Centre has a fully-functional 28-bed hospital for HIV/AIDS patients.
Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Lodhivali is a 78-bed state-of-the-art hospital that caters to an industrial and rural population in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It provides free outpatient and subsidised inpatient treatment for the needy and poor patients as well as for senior citizens. It also provides free treatment to trauma victims from the economically weaker section of the society affected due to highway accidents. The hospital, the only such comprehensive health care institution in the region, has proved its worth by saving numerous lives of vehicular and industrial accident victims. It also caters to HIV/AIDS patients through an ART centre.
Technology in Healthcare Delivery
Reliance Foundation works towards leveraging technology to revolutionise the way healthcare is delivered. Through the convergence of technology and healthcare, the Foundation aims to improve patient care and enable better and faster delivery. Electronic medical records of the beneficiaries who have availed services at the SMUs and the MMUs are maintained with accuracy, this enables easy and real-time access to the medical history of patients in the case of repeat visits.
With a vision to provide the best of healthcare services, Reliance Foundation and the University of Chicago have announced a collaboration to develop cloud-based software applications that will reduce diagnostic errors, improve outcomes and help address many critical medical issues efficiently. The programme will be piloted in Reliance Foundation’s Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai.