Health Camps for weavers' communities in rural India
Posted: Nov 14 2011
JAIPUR & its partners offer regular free medical services to villagers below poverty line
Sunday, 13th November 2011, JAIPUR Rugs Foundation (JRF) and SMD Hospital, one of the biggest private hospitals in the capital of Rajasthan state, have organized a one-day health camp in Maid village near Jaipur city and have assisted more than 500 poor people with free medical services.
More than 1000 people present in the camp, 15 doctors and health professional volunteers and 501 poor people who were offered more than eight types of medical services: this was the impact of the third health camp organized in 2011 by JAIPUR Rugs Foundation and two of its partners: Jaipur Rugs Company and SMD Hospital. 200 of the patients who received free medicines, token cards for free chirurgical interventions or medical consultations were JAIPUR weavers which craft high-quality rugs and carpets for home makers in 25 countries.
“JAIPUR's mission is to empower artisans in the carpet industry while connecting them with global markets through high-quality products they create, but for this empowerment to be sustainable, in the reality of rural communities, there is first a need to improve the quality of life of people living in rural India. This health camp is part of JAIPUR's efforts to improve the socio-economic status of the artisans through partnering with stakeholders for educational, health or rural development programs.” explains Yogesh Chaudhary, Director at JAIPUR.
JRF is taking support from its stakeholders to organize 3-6 health camps a year for villagers below poverty line who don`t have access to proper medical services and are living in the communities of the 40,000 artisans of JAIPUR. One month prior to each health camp, JRF deploys dedicated staff to visit each and every house in the village where the camp is going to be organized in order to extract the details of the patients and to create awareness in the local language.
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