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OBJECTIVE

To provide primary level health care for below poverty line rural families

RHC_1

The Rural Health Centre

BACKGROUND: The Rishi Valley Education Centre, has in the past, been providing minimal health services to the nearest villages for several decades, ever since the position of a medical doctor was created for the residential school on campus. There was a need to design a health programme, which would provide affordable, quality primary level health care for the rural poor. This programme started in July 1999 when a doctor and an old student joined the school with such an intent in mind.

This outreach activity took root in January 2001, with the training of an optometrist and setting up of an eye care programme. Over the years the Rural Health Centre (RHC) has added other programmes and facilities besides collaborating in research in the field of Public Health.

Income
Income Distribution

The RHC provides primary level health care to about 200,000 BPL (Below Poverty Line) people. 90% of the patients who access the RHC have income levels below Rs 24000 pa. On an average 16,000 patients access the RHC Annually.

20% of these patients are below 15years of age and 15%above 65.

Village

A typical village scene

Child

A Happy Child - our aim

The RHC has, over the years, established a deep trust with the rural poor, who have minimal or no access to health care. This has been made possible only due to generous contributions from alumni, well wishers and friends. We look forward to your continuing support.

For further information contact Doctor Kartik Kalyanram: kartik@rishivalley.org

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