- Arogya Foundation of India is a member in Ekal Family which looks after Integrated and overall health-care activity. Ekal Vidyalaya Movement has taken distinctive approach in bringing non formal education to the door-steps of villages, where children are offered supportive education.
- In the course of providing of normal education, it was observed that children and other villagers were infected by / suffered from various diseases such as Anemia, Viral Fever, Cataract, Scabies, Epilepsy, and Cholera etc. It was realized that, unless the Awareness / education is provided in healthcare activities and also provision of treatment is made, the overall development of the villages and the villagers will not be possible.
- Arogya Foundation of India was formed for providing, not only awareness for the need of healthcare education but also assisting and helping the villagers in getting proper available treatment for various diseases/ ailments/ deficiencies/ Infections etc from nearby Public Health Centres run by the Local and State Administration. The treatment shall be possible not only with Allopathy medicament but also with herbs and house hold items too.
- The activities undertaken by the Foundation can be broadly summarized as follows:
i ) Chikitsa Seva Kendra (CSK) :
This program aims at linking health providers in cities with Rural & Tribal communities. In every city, AFI will have a team of health providers (including private hospitals Clinics/ Laboratories), who will be ready to provide free or concessional treatment for Tribal villagers and patients coming from remote areas, who are referred by AFI field volunteers. This will help our Tribal brethren get good quality treatment at-par with their urban counterparts. At the same time, the Hospitals / PHC and the Health Care Provider gets the satisfaction of providing service to the needy and fulfilling social responsibility.
ii ) GAS – Grama Aroya Sevika (Village Health Female Volunteer) :
It is proposed to train Women/Girls in Home remedies for treatment of Anemia and other diseases. Various Women/Girls will be provided supportive Ayurvedic Medicine at the time of training. It is proposed to train the Women/Girls of 120 Ekal Vidyalaya Villages of Ooty Anchal. The experience gained will be useful in spreading the training to other places.
iii ) Regular Medical Consultation Camps (RMCC) :
It is proposed to hold medical camp in various villages. Expert Doctors from both Indian & modern Medicine will be involved. These will be several free consultation and referral camps. The person suffering from diseases requiring Indoor treatment can be brought to Cikitsa Seva Kendra established by AFI for further treatment. Medical Camps curing diseases related to Dental, Eyes, Ear’s Gynecologist etc. will also be held wherein expert doctors from each discipline will treat the patient
iv ) Regular Health Awareness programs (RHC) :
Awareness programs will be conducted in villages. The GAS and Medical students Experts will be involved in this purpose. Doctor in the local language will explain the importance of health, iron in the blood and prevention of other diseases. The emphasis in the talk will be on prevention of diseases with local herbs available our in villages and diet plan.
v ) Anemia Control Program (ACP) :
Various studies conducted by the Government & World Health Organization, have time and again, established that, around 80% of population suffers from deficiency of iron (anemia) in their blood. This enhances the risk of attracting various diseases. The programmes undertaken will focus on improvement in iron level in blood of each villager
vi ) Assisting in running primary health care centre (PHC) of State/ Central Government.
Central and State Government has setup PHC. It is proposed that our volunteers will assist doctor/ nurses/ compounder of PHC to disperse medical treatment properly.