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 40 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 provides 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, more than 4.75 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 qualified professionals.
Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre
Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre is a 345-bed, multi-specialty 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 under the leadership of Founder Mrs. Nita Ambani.
Over the last 10 years, Reliance Foundation Drishti has sponsored more than 17,000 corneal transplants.
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.
About the project
Reliance Foundation has partnered with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD India, Tata Trusts and the United States Agency for International Development to spearhead Project ASMAN, a first-of-its-kind in India. The project aims to accelerate reduction in neonatal and maternal mortality by improving quality of care provided to mothers and newborns, from the time of admission to the time of discharge – a duration in which the risk of mortality is high.
Project ASMAN uses an innovative approach by leveraging multiple technology-based healthcare innovations to strengthen the capacity of healthcare providers to ensure safe health outcomes for mothers and newborns. The project, with its focus on two high priority states – Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh – is set to commence its pilot intervention in eight selected districts.
Overall the project aims for technology enabled reduction in preventable maternal and neo natal deaths in selected health facilities across 8 districts in the two states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Mother and Child Health
About the Project
The birth of a healthy newborn child is determined by the health of the mother. Mother’s health, in turn, has its basis on her health status during adolescence. The health of a society, as a whole, thus depends on the health of the women, in all stages of their lives. Reliance Foundation (RF) acknowledges this continuum of health and aims to address women’s health, through their entire life cycle. These efforts have culminated in Project Saksham, a Reliance Foundation Health initiative. The project aims to generate awareness in communities and facilitate the strengthening of the health systems and healthcare delivery platforms, with a specific focus on the mother and child. The project has been implemented in about 140 villages across seven states of India.
Project Saksham focuses on increasing health literacy in communities, delivering quality antenatal and postnatal care for mothers, child and adolescent health services through trained community health workers (Swaasth Sanginis), creating effective referral linkages to higher services, and forming village health committees to promote ownership of health initiatives in villages. The project will also attempt to develop and implement village health plans and strengthen existing government health facilities, for the provision of quality services.
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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 82-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.