About the Project
Our Goals is
• To provide affordable and reliable primary health care to the rural people.
• To increase health awareness including hygiene to reduce healthcare burden.
• To provide well-timed, and accurate medical intervention.
• To provide 4 basic treatments - General Medicine, Eye, Dental and Homoeopathy
Our operational framework is as follows -
• RHCF’s innovative approach to delivery of primary healthcare is at once affordable,
reliable, replicable, scalable, and sustainable.
• Primary health care center is set up in rural areas, which have no modern
healthcare facility within a 50 Km radius.
• Centres are rented on 9-year lease terms, in locations, which are easily accessible
by road and rail. In some cases, a new bus stop was created in collaboration with
local residents, to improve access.
• Every center is open 6 days a week from 9am to 6pm, 52 weeks a year.
• Medical staff in each center includes an MBBS, BDS, BHMS, and an optometrist.
• In each centre, the doctors are provided with food and boarding.
• For language and cultural reasons, 4-5support staffs are recruited locally.
• Every patient is first registered and provided with a token against a fee of Rs.40/-.
They are then guided by our support staff to the respective department, and
subsequently given the appropriate medicines free of cost for the first week.
• The pharmacy is equipped with 160 types of medicines.
• Diagnostic tests are outsourced to the nearest pathological laboratory, except for
blood sugar tests which are carried out on the premises.
• No emergency services are available, but referral to reliable and affordable
secondary care is provided when necessary.
• Cataract detection is offered, and cataract surgery is performed in collaboration
Project Action Plan
The Project's 30-Day Plan
1Searching for new place
Start scouting for new places to be taken on rent for opening new centres keeping in mind the easy accessibility for the patients, water and electrici
Located in:West Bengal
The Project's 60-Day Plan
1Recruitment of Medical Professionals
Give advertisement in leading newspapers to recruit medical professionals and enhance our data bank for the future and zooming in on the shortlisted s
Located in:West Bengal
The Project's 120-Day Plan
1Opening of centre
Preparing the selected site for accommodating the healthcare centre by renovation, selecting furnitures and stocking medicines to start the centre.
Located in:West Bengal
How do you plan to utilize the grant
Our organization called the Rural Health Care Foundation (RHCF) has come up with a working model dedicated to rural India, which is at once -affordable, replicable, scalable and hence, sustainable. This model can readily be applied in providing primary healthcare across all developing nations. RHCF has thus, established a new paradigm in the delivery of low cost primary healthcare in rural settings. with the basic healthcare facilities at highly subsidized rates in order to make their lives better.
We would open a new centre and give the fund backing till the centre achieves the Break Even Volume and serve more rural people. Our dream is to eradicate the lack of health care facilities in rural India by opening primary healthcare units. For people with basic health problems we seek to provide medicines for seven days free of cost; for people with cataract we seek to organize surgeries for free, in association with Rotary Eye Hospitals; for people with vision problems we seek to distribu
Who will this help Rise
In India state-sponsored medical infrastructure is in total disrepair. 78% of India’s population lives in rural areas having to make do with only 2% of qualified medical practitioners. Hospitals are located at great distances, transport options are few, and time away from the fields during harvest season is unfeasible. Many elderly people suffer from blindness due to the lack of cataract operation. The women suffer the most, as they need a male companion to accompany them to the doctor –for safety reasons they are unable to travel great distances all by themselves. Consequently, the women tend to avoid treatment, until it becomes critical and the only option is to visit the district hospital, sometimes too late. The rural people are forced to rely upon village quacks who often mis-diagnose the ailment, prescribe incorrect medication, and overcharge the patient. Owing to lack of primary health insurance, the villagers have to bear the cost of treatment. It is relatively easier to provid
How will this help them Rise?
• By bringing both preventive and curative health care to the rural poor right to their door steps which would see them rise from a state of absolute health illiteracy and educate them.
• By saving their hard earned money which they had to pay elsewhere to get treated by providing seven days medicine free of cost.
• The nearest health facility is located in the district towns which are a great distance from their villages while our centres are very close.
• Facilities like dental and eye care are very much neglected affair in rural India while they can avail of such services in our centres.
• We create social measurable impact on the rural population by providing them quality affordable healthcare delivery.
• Since the practice of health insurance is negligible, 80% of the cost of health care goes out of their pocket where they benefit from our low cost service.
• We bring medical treatment to the shy and deprived womenfolk in the rural areas where such discrimination is still practic
500,000 patients have been treated in all 5 centers combined.
About 18,000 patients visit per month in all 5 centers combined.
Over 5,000 cataract surgeries performed together with Rotary Eye Hospitals.
Over 16,000 discounted spectacles have been provided.
More than 100 free cleft lip/palate surgeries for children have been performed at the
CMRI Kolkata in collaboration with Smile Train Foundation.
We want to achieve the patient footfalls of 25000 by the end of this financial year.
A businessman wound up his business and dedicated his life to social service along with his younger brother who has been suffering cancer since age 10
Dipankar Banerjee Secretary - PR for the organization
After finishing studies I did business C...
Vikash Agarwal Treasurer - Looks into the accounts
After finishing studies I joined busines...
Arun Nevatia Managing Trustee - Running day to day affairs
Suffering from cancer from the age of 10...
Kolkata, West Bengal
This Project Needs
1 Dental Chair