The disparity is especially high in rural areas, with about 70 percent of the country’s population living there. The situation is especially worrisome as bad infrastructure and lack of facilities hold back doctors from taking on assignments in these areas. What’s more, patients and their relatives from rural areas usually don’t want to visit doctors in the cities, because health is not the priority over struggle within basic necessities of the family. The reasons range from the lack of education towards appropriate treatments to their worries of spending money on transportation and medical expenses in the city. Also, they worry about losing wages for days. This scenario goes worse in the context of health and eye treatment. and resulting in critical ailments, poor vision, and also blindness at last.
Kalyanam Karoti changing the scenario by introducing Mobile eye healthcare through its customizable bus. Fitted with state-of-the-art technology equipment, including a vision chair unit fitted with a slit lamp, AR, retinoscope, different lenses to check with a slit lamp. The bus appears to answer to eye health care disconnect between the Indian urban and rural areas.
A nationally awarded 2010 non-governmental organization, Kalyanam Karoti, Mathura decided to take an initiative for an eye mobile bus connecting the underprivileged to as many facilities as possible. This is the first of its kind in the region, providing eye healthcare in the deprived sections of society — especially crucial in helping patients. Now, this project is providing qualitative eye health care services approximately 30,000 every year to poor and needy people.
Sachal Chikitsa Sewa (Mobile Dispensary) Kalyanam Karoti is running Mobile Dispensaries at various remote and rural areas of Mathura district. The mobile dispensary unit provides free qualitative health services for poor people. Every year approximate 100,000 people get benefited through this service.