The primary healthcare screenings are focused at remote locations with Mobile Medical Units. The Outreach initiatives diversifies in its screening specificity in –
- Non-Communicable diseases for Cardiovascular, Hypertensive, Diabetes, Ophthalmology and Dentistry
- Onco Screening for Oral , Breast & Cervical Cancer, the latter two for rural women
Sri Sannidhi - Outreach Preventive & Primary Health Screening Initiative with Fabricated Mobile Clinics addressing to the NCD in Rural India
Non communicable diseases (NCDs)
kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Each year, 15 million people die from a NCD between the ages of 30 and 69 years; over 85% of these "premature" deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.9 million people annually, followed by cancers (9.0 million), respiratory diseases (3.9million), and diabetes (1.6 million). These 4 groups of diseases account for over 80% of all premature NCD deaths.
Tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets all increase the risk of dying from a NCD. Detection, screening and treatment of NCDs, as well as palliative care, are key components of the response to NCDs.
It is with the above health index, the Trust aims to reach out to the rural and remote belts of the country in monitoring the progress and trends of the NCDs and theirs risks with a block wise approach by screening, detecting and providing palliative treatments for the confirmed patients. The sole epithet which drives and inspires the operations of this mobile clinic is “Love on Wheels”.