Enhancing access to healthcare and promotion of positive health seeking behavior have been major areas of focus since the inception of the organization. Within these, the reduction of maternal and child morbidity and mortality has been the primary objective. For over last 25+ years, the community health program has worked to achieve these goals through the training of village level health workers and traditional birth attendants, raising the level of awareness of critical health issues with women’s groups, adolescents and children, and delivery of medical care.
Aarohi's state of the heart hospital, Aarohi Arogya Kendra (AAK) at Satoli supports the efforts of our community health program. It provides outpatient, inpatient, diagnostic, surgical care and outreach services. The hospital has a modern operation theatre, performing gynecological, general and reconstructive surgeries on a camp basis.
Initiated in 2014, in collaboration with the State and District government, the Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is taking quality health services to communities in distant villages. Manned by a team of doctors and para-medical staff, the MMU covers a distance of 400-450 kms from the 1st to 8th of every month. On an average, 600 to 700 patients are examined during these camps each month. The camps are especially beneficial in routine ANC checkups of pregnant women. This has helped identify high risk pregnancies and their regular monitoring leading to safe institutional deliveries.
Aarohi also conducts bi-annual outreach health camps in the remote Pindari and Namik valleys. A team of doctors, optometrists, paramedics and volunteers trek for a week to reach villages in these remote areas. Height and weight records of students from these schools are recorded for later analysis. The children are given de-worming and Vitamin A supplements, their medical check-ups are done, and patients are treated.
These interventions have an impact on over 50,000 people from hundreds of villages. With sustained local efforts, better communication and transport facilities, health services in the region continue to improve.