- Touching Lives
“A healthy society is a happy society. Good healthcare facilities are fundamental in the mental, physical and social well-being of the people.”
– H.K. Chaudhary
Nurturing a healthy community has been one of the primary objectives of Vikram Solar ever since its inception. From building world-class medical infrastructure to creating grass-root level health volunteers, the Company has been continually working towards strengthening the core health system. Concentrating its medical efforts in and around the small town of Bahal in Haryana, India, its health initiatives are widespread.
Manav Kalyan Hospital
Manav Kalyan Hospital is a 30-bedded charitable healthcare centre that plays a pivotal role in making advanced medical facilities available to the residents of Bahal and the surrounding 145-150 villages in Haryana. The hospital has a team of specialist doctors offering check-ups, X-rays and treatment free or at subsidized rates. With a dedicated Operating Theatre, the hospital is well-equipped for surgical interventions in areas of eye, ENT, dentistry, pediatrics, gynaecology and other general ailments. Manav Kalyan Hospital also offers ambulance service to nearby states in case of emergencies.
- Eye Camps
To address the problem of adult blindness, Eye Check-Up and Operation Camps are organized at the Manav Kalyan Hospital on the 15th of every month. Thousands of patients undergo successful cataract surgeries, post which free medicines and spectacles are also provided. The hospital has also invested in a spectrophotometer, an advanced instrument for eye check-up which is used in these periodic eye camps.
- Diabetes Detecting Camps
Recognizing the rapidly growing incidences of diabetes mellitus, especially among children and juveniles, Diabetes Detection Camps are organized at the Manav Kalyan Hospital on the 10th of every month.
- Blood Donation Camps
Regular Blood Donation Camps are organized at the Manav Kalyan Hospital to contribute to the local blood bank reserves.
Besides these, specialized medical camps are organized periodically to help patients suffering from gynaecological problems, cardiac issues and high cholesterol, cancer, dental problems, ENT diseases and other ailments. Manav Kalyan Hospital also distributes free medicines to Self Help Groups created by the Trust to empower women.
Facts at a Glance
- More than 17,000 patients from 45-50 villages in the Bhiwani District of Haryana and Churu and Jhunjhunu districts of Rajasthan avail medical treatment at Manav Kalyan Hospital every year
- Around 4,600 patients underwent eye surgeries at the 120 Eye Camps organized so far
- Approximately 1000 patients avail treatment every year at the regular Diabetes Camps
- Every four months, approximately 175 women undergo treatment at the Gynaecology Camps
Other healthcare initiatives
- Mobile Medical Teams
Mobile medical teams operate in the rural and sub-urban areas to extend medical help. Medical Kits with suitable equipment are provided to these teams so that they can offer prompt treatment.
- Training Health Workers, Nurses and Midwives
Vikram Solar focuses on creating village-level health workers who can deliver basic healthcare services and create sanitation awareness. The Company provides general nursing and midwifery training to ensure well-being of lactating mothers, reduce Child Mortality Rate (CMR), decrease foeticide and infanticide and promote overall health of the village women.
- Yoga and Meditation Centre
Arrangements for alternative healing therapies such as yoga and meditation have been made for the overall well-being of the community members.
- Healthcare for Senior Citizens
Vikram Solar has introduced specialized healthcare programmes for the senior citizens of the Bahal community.