Rural Health Care
Bhaktivedanta Hospital and GEV, as a part of its mission to serve the needy, have been rendering free and concessional community health services to the villagers in and around GEV.
Health check-up camps: A Community Health Care center was established at Hamrapur, 5km from GEV, where thousands of patients have been screened and medicines distributed free of cost. The Community Health Care Center is a boon for locals, who otherwise do not have access to medical services.
Cancer screening: More than 3000 villagers have been screened for cancer ,as a part of our preventive health initiatives. Cancer patients have been provided treatment for free or in some cases at nominal cost treatment at the Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mira Road, Mumbai.
School Health Initiative: In the past two school years, Bhaktivedanta Hospital has screened more than 2000 municipal school children in and around the Ecoviillage. The main objective was early diagnosis and treatment, which also created health awareness among children. In the coming years, the plan is to screen all the schools in the Wada area.
Senior citizens: Supported by the Lions Club of Juhu, the senior citizen camp initiative focuses on providing healthcare for elders in the villages. More than 2000 senior citizens were involved in this program so far. Patients requiring specialty care are referred to the Bhaktivedanta Hospital for free treatment.
Social initiatives: Some of the social initiatives GEV is involved in are free distribution of blankets to senior citizens and classroom seating and school exercise books along with water filters for the schools. Hand driven tricycles were provided to the physically challenged.