The activities of the Foundation in the area of general health care started right since its inception in 1990 at the Sonapur General Hospital, Khanapur. However, in view of the growing demand for its health care services, it decided to have a rural hospital of its own and thus founded Com. late Govindrao Dhapare Rural Hospital in 1996 at its Sanghvi Complex with a built-up area of 6300 sq.ft.
Com. Late Govindrao Dhapre Rural Hospital
The Late Com. Govindrao Dhapre Rural Hospital is a full fledged 50 bedded rural hospital (now expanded to 100 beds out of which 50 beds are reserved for cataract surgery) that caters to the needs of around 50,000 people spread over 50 villages surrounding Ambi Ranwadi area, many of them located in remote areas and populated by the tribals. The hospital is manned by the qualified medical, para-medical and administrative staff and caters to both the indoor and outdoor patients. The medical personnel boasts of a battery of leading surgeons, physicians, gynecologists, dentists, ENT specialists, ophthalmologists and pediatricians in Pune. The hospital is also equipped with an operation theatre, laboratory, dental chair, X-ray machine, physiotherapy equipments with ECG machine and other essential facilities. It may be added that needy patients are treated almost free of charge or at nominal charges. Besides free medicines these patients are provided free stay and diet at the hospital. On discharge, they are given free clothes and protein packets as well as tonics. Tubectomy operations are done every week along with caesarian section whenever necessary
Mobile Medical Units
The Mobile Health Service consists of three ambulances providing medical facilities at the doorstep of villagers in surrounding remote, hilly and inaccessible areas. The vehicles are accompanied by a team of health care providers that includes doctors and the nurses. Besides, the Mobile Health Service regularly conducts health and hygiene awareness programmes, ante-natal, post-natal and neonatal check-ups and care, vaccination programmes and tubectomies. It is customary for the Foundation to hold regular health camps and even provide medical facilities by launches to the villages on the other side of the Panshet Dam.
Janaseva Foundation has been selected under NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) scheme of Govt. of Maharashtra and ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to provide ambulance health services 30 villages for which a new mobile medical van is sanctioned to it alongwith a jeep. Along with routine check up health check up and treatment will also be carried out during the visits.
Lions Club of Pune Aundh Pashan Janaseva Foundation Eye Hospital
This hospital located at the Sanghavi Complex and supported by the Lions Club of Pune Aundh-Pashan with the help of Lion’s International (LCIF) under Sight First Project is known for performing hundreds of cataract operations free of charge. We have a 40-seater bus and modern equipment e.g. laser and phaco required for the state of the art cataract surgery. Foundation gets support from District Blindness Control Society, Pune. Thousands of cataract operations are performed every year free of charge. Volkart Foundation contributes some amount of the cost of operations while remaining cost is met with donations received from philanthropic persons.
Basic Health Program
GTZ, Germany selected Janaseva Foundation as one of the NGOs for implementing its Basic Health Program for the period September 1999 to 2001. The program which aimed at the social uplift of the downtrodden, particularly women and children, was successfully implemented in the rural parts of Velha, Mulshi and Haveli Talukas in Pune District. The programme after its successful accomplishment in 2001 is now being implemented in 60 villages with the support by State and Central Governments under NRHM scheme.
Free Health Check up camps are held every month in various rural areas with the help of our mobile medical units. Along with routine health check up eye check up is also done and those who require cataract surgery are operated in our eye hospital.
Reproductive and Child Health Program (RCH) II Project
Under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of Govt. of India, Janaseva Foundation has been working with the Health Department of the Government of Maharashtra to provide health services to the rural population of Velha Taluka of Pune District. This is done by organizing camps for the expecting mothers, adolescent girls and children at the village level regularly. So also arranging health OPD once or twice in a week in all 6 villages and taking care of all including senior citizens under Ministry of Social Justice and Welfare and now the National Rural Health Mission has chosen Janaseva Foundation as Service NGO to provide Mobile Health Service to villages in Maharashtra.