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Funded Mobile Clinic (teilen-und-helfen)

Rahon, India

Funded Mobile Clinic (teilen-und-helfen)

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mobile clinic: a doctor's office on wheels to support needy persons in rural southern Punjab (India)

W. Stadlmeyer from teilen-und-helfen e.V.Write a message

Our current project is the implementation of a mobile clinic in rural Punjab and neighboring areas. There the distance to medical help is far and for the poor often to expensive. Exmaination, treatment, advice, medical education and primary health care of the poor will be the main task as well as fast help in desasters. In India special constructed trucks are available for this demands.

teilen-und-helfen e.V. was founded in 2011. Nevertheless its members and supporters can look back to a long year spanning experience in developmental cooperation with India. For more than 20 years the poorest of the poor could be helped by medical camps and other activities together with local medical institutions. Lack of money was the most restricting fact, only few activities could be realized. So we helped selective, amongst other things with medicine. Often a tent with table and chairs had to be sufficient to check hundreds of patients free of charge. An old ambulance bus, brought from Austria to India long years before, transported the team to the needy. The old ambulance broke some years ago, a transporter of a cooperating hospital has to fill the gap. We know that this is no long-term solution. The demand for attainable primary health care is immens. Accurate datas from the authorities aren't availiable. In the meanwhile local partners could be convinced to help to establish the mobile clinic. The focus lies at personell, organization and maintainance of the truck. Our part is primary of financial nature. These local partners are all charitable institutions. We see also that from our side much more efforts are necessary that the project becomes something long-lasting. Therefore a broader circle of sustainers is essential to get the mobile clinic on the road. After our decision to share this project with others, the quick response and donations encouraged us to go on further on this way.

Such a mobile doctor's office is widely known in India as mobile clinic. Its main task is primary medical support. It has a dispensary and a laboratory. An own water cleaning system and a generator make it independand drom infrastructure and allow to visit off-sided areas. To put the mobile clinic on the road about 60.000 € are required.

Teilen-und-helfen.e.V. is small and works free of charge, but it has own specialists in the fields of medicine, desaster management, technical help and administration, which can be called if needed.
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