At Rural Health Care Foundation (RHCF), we have been providing affordable primary healthcare to low-income rural and underprivileged communities in West Bengal.
Our out-patient healthcare centres, set-up in densely populated areas with insufficient quality healthcare facilities, serve the disadvantaged people with effective treatment and better health, thus helping them live with dignity.
Granted with Special Consultative Status with United Nations ECOSOC, our organisation has been effectively working to counter the staggering inadequacies in Indian healthcare sector. Our focus is on accessibility, availability and affordability and we have a unique and innovative service delivery model which is scalable and replicable. We have also adopted 'sustainable philanthropy' to reduce our dependency on donors.
Started with one centre in Mayapur of Nadia District, we have grown to 17 primary healthcare units - 12 in rural and 5 in urban West Bengal. They are equipped with General Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry and Homeopathy departments and a pharmacy with about 200 kinds of generic medicines.
We provide our patients with medical consultation at Rs.80 and 1-week supply of medications for free.
Cataract and pterygium surgeries are also provided for free, in collaboration with Rotary Eye Hospitals, with patients only bearing the travelling expenses. We also provide subsidized spectacles.
Till date, we have treated over 2.3 million patients at our healthcare centres and our mission is to improve the lives of many more.