The lack of availability of proper medical facilities, health practitioners and health education in the Himalayan regions fuels and motivates Divine Shakti Foundation volunteers to serve tirelessly in improving the overall well-being of the Himalayan people, as well as serving the under-served and needy population.
Unfortunately for many, quality medical care is simply not available. People living in Himalayan villages often have to walk kilometres just to reach the main road, then must travel by shared jeep long distances to visit doctors or get medicine. All this why suffering from illness, wounds or even broken bones.
As a part of an ongoing “Project Give Back” Initiative, Divine Shakti Foundation and Parmarth Niketan host free medical camps weekly in the surrounding villages where they travel for diagnosis, treatment and preventative care. Dedicated doctors provide primary healthcare services and distribute much-needed medicines to those who would otherwise not have access and/or availability of these services. These teams of doctors are often joined by other health professionals, such as physiotherapists, Ayurvedic practicioners, and more.
The doctors and volunteers inform villagers of the various and regular specialty camps held and organized at the Swami Shukdevanand Trust (Parmarth Niketan) Charitable Clinic so that they can receive quality secondary care. They also educate and empower the villagers on how to inculcate better Water, Sanitation and Hygiene habits, as well as take steps to prevent illness and live healthier, happier lives.
These medical camps have already had positive effects on the villages, as DSF is now being requested by Gram Panchayats and Pradhans from villages near and far.
Some of the villages DSF is working in are only accessible by foot, and often there are no proper rooms to examine patients, electricity is unavailable, and there are no toilets. When facilities are not available, medical camps are held under the shades of a tree or near the river bank. Yet, even with these conditions, hundreds of people come from all around to receive quality medical care.
Every week, full-time volunteers are joined by part-time volunteers and short term pilgrims interested in giving back in these fun and fulfilling medical camps. To volunteer your services, please contact us by clicking here.