As part of honouring its commitment towards social causes, India’s first high-tech, documented, quality home care service provider, Health Care At Home (HCAH) had organised a health camp for the inmates of Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Earth Saviours Foundation, in New Delhi recently, which housed mentally challenged persons and destitute.
The camp is aimed at making these marginalised and mentally challenged people feel a part of the society and cared for, a statement issued by the service provider said.
During the camp, HCAH doctors checked their blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) and provided physiotherapy, nutrition and psychological counselling services.
The 200 occupants of the NGO, were either mentally or physically challenged or homeless. They have found shelter in the NGO, which consistently worked to improve the lives of the people.
Vivek Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer, HCAH said: “As an organisation we are committed to social causes and have been conducting camps which create awareness about health-related issues and help out marginalised people. We conduct such camps time to time as part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR).
When government is going all out to bring the downtrodden and the poor in the mainstream, it is our responsibility to work alongside it and support it in its endeavor.
As a healthcare company, we have been organizing health camps for the poor and awareness workshops on hygiene in schools in various cities.
The inmates of these NGOs often feel deserted and suffer from bouts of depression and loneliness. The HCAH experts interacted with them and offered psychological help to those feeling low in life. They were also taught exercises by HCAH physiotherapists to remain fit and active.”
Gaurav Thukral, Head Medical Services, HCAH pointed out: “Each member of HCAH team was profoundly touched by this initiative. The team members have become emotionally more receptive towards the realities of health and care in a metro city like Delhi. We believe that while government does its job in providing affordable healthcare to people at large, HCAH will keep on helping out people with its expertise and make the poorest sections of the society benefit from its initiatives. We are also planning to do many such events across Chandigarh, Jaipur and Bangalore.”
The HCAH and health experts employees also served lunch to the people at the NGO, making them feel good and a part of society. Amit Kapoor, Unit Head Delhi, and conducted by HCAH employees Puneet Waddan, Akansh Gaur and Kanika Malhotra led the camp.
HealthCare at Home (HCAH) is a joint venture between the Burman family, promoters of India’s leading natural health care products maker Dabur, and Dr Gareth Jones and Charles Walsh, the founders of the UK-based Healthcare At Home (HAH). They joined hands to introduce the concept of managed at-home specialised healthcare services in India and the company started operations in the country in April 2013. The Delhi-based firm works with corporate hospitals and doctors to offer critical healthcare services in oncology (cancer care), pulmonology (lung care), post-operative care (orthopedics, cardiac, bariatric – weight loss surgery – etc), critical care and palliative care. Understanding the need for special care for older lot in the country, the company also offers specialised elderly care and medical companionship programme for them. Setting up of ICU at home and providing medical facilities like chemotherapy in the confines of one’s house, which were so far unimaginable, set HCAH apart.
HCAH works alongside the patients’ doctors to offer high-end, clinically credible treatment to patients in the comfortable confines of their homes. The organisation ensures that the treating doctors are always kept in loop and that the treatment is led by their prescriptions only. Furthermore, the Home offers its services in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, from where it serves the Chandigarh tri-city and Jaipur. Going forward, HCAH has plans to make pan India presence in the next two years.