Total Health brings healthcare of international standards to villages and forests across India. Where we can’t set up physical clinics, we take weekly mobile clinics and hold medical camps.
These are vans equipped with drug stores, a laboratory, a generator and running water, that cover villages in Thavanampalle and Irala mandal. The driver takes a doctor, a nurse and a technician to the doorstep of villagers, where they are offered outpatient services. The space where the vans park, is marked out in consultation with the village leaders, and can be anything from a temple complex, a community-owned property, or even the canopy of a large tree.
Shortly after the mobile clinics began operations, two satellite clinics were inaugurated in Thavanampalle and Irala, so the interior rural community could access healthcare. Most patients in Aragonda suffer from hypertension and diabetes that need periodic management and following up. In Amrabad, the satellite clinic in Mallapur mainly treats Chenchu tribal people, who often come with nutritional deficiencies and seasonal and hygiene related illnesses.
Total Health began the practice of Ayurveda in November 2015, in Aragonda, as a pilot project. The aim was to recreate an interest and restore faith in traditional Indian systems of healing. The delivery mechanism was restructured, so people were more open to receiving it in a clinical setting. Along with outpatient treatment, therapies like panchakarma were also introduced. Total health has reintroduced yoga in 27 villages and 27 Government schools through its team of 9 trainers.
SCHOOL HEALTH CAMPS
Health check-ups are conducted in all the government schools in Thavanampalle, with almost 70 schools and 7,000 students covered till date. Children are screened for vision, hearing, dental problems, and anaemia. Their respiratory, cardiac and abdominal systems are also examined. For minor ailments, treatment is provided; for major ones, a tracked referral to nearby hospitals is given. A few children with cardiac problems have been provided treatment free of cost at Apollo Hospitals.
EYE AND EAR SCREENING CAMPS
In collaboration with the Global Association of Physicians of Indians Origin, Total Health initiated eye screening in Aragonda in January 2017. From 2019 onwards, this is being done in collaboration with Sri Venkateswara Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirupati. Over 4,000 people have been screened with more than 1,500 spectacles provided, intraocular lens implants done for almost 400, and free cataract surgeries carried out. More recently, ear screening has been undertaken.
NCD & CANCER SCREENING CAMPS
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, NCD camps are conducted in Thavampalle and Irala. There are currently 2,220 people who are under continuous health management. Residents can opt for a six-month or a one-year period programme, after paying a nominal sum. NCD clinics focus on diagnosis through testing, foot and eye care for those living with diabetes, advice on lifestyle changes for better health outcomes, and screening for ailments that are a result of NCDs.