Ayushman literally translates from Sanskrit to mean a blessing for a long life.
While World health day celebrates its theme as Health for All in 2023. As of January 2023, the Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY scheme has already authorized approximately 4.3 crore hospital admissions, with a total amount of Rs. 50,409 crores. This indicates the significant impact the scheme has is having on providing access to quality healthcare for economically weaker sections of society. The scheme’s extensive network of healthcare providers and its coverage of up to INR 5 lakhs per family per year has made healthcare affordable and accessible for more than 137 million individuals in India. Ayushman Bhav!
Besides what the government of any country does, it is imperative that all its citizens as individuals or part of large businesses or even grassroots organizations contribute to sustainable development. It’s here where platforms like SABERA play a crucial role. The initiatives recognized by SABERA over the last 5 years have made a significant impact on all SDG goals. Here we focus on the health outcomes of people in India, which serves as an inspiration to all. These include both large businesses as well as grassroots outreach through SDG 2 & 3 as acknowledged by the SABERA juries over the years.
From mental health support to Cancer Awareness and Early Detection and even a mothers’ milk bank. From deceased organ donation to financially supporting children with leukemia and even developing an ayurvedic kit to combat COVID.
Here is a list of replicable best practices across INDIA for holistic development.
BALCO’s Community Health Initiatives aim to provide accessible and affordable healthcare to communities living in and around BALCO’s operations. Through this initiative, BALCO has set up a mobile health van and health camps to provide basic health checkups, medicines, and referrals to hospitals.
Another initiative recognized by SABERA is Sushena Health Foundation – Dhaatri Mothers Milk Bank. The milk bank collects, pasteurizes, and distributes donor human milk to premature and sick newborns who are unable to receive their own mother’s milk. The initiative has helped reduce the neonatal mortality rate and improve the overall health outcomes for premature and sick newborns.
The Cyrus and Priya Vandrevala Foundation – Emergency Mental Health Support initiative is another excellent example of best practices recognized by SABERA. The initiative aims to provide support and counseling to people who are struggling with mental health issues. The initiative provides free access to trained counselors and psychologists to anyone who needs support.
Cancer Awareness Prevention and Early Detection Trust – Cervical Cancer Mukt Bharat initiative is yet another inspiring example of best practices recognized by SABERA. The initiative aims to raise awareness about cervical cancer and provide access to screening and treatment for women in rural areas. Through this initiative, the trust has been able to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer and improve the overall health outcomes for women in rural areas.
Anugraha Drishtidaan – Project Drishti is another initiative recognized by SABERA. The project aims to provide free cataract surgery to people living in rural areas who are unable to access healthcare. Through this initiative, Anugraha Drishtidaan has been able to restore vision to thousands of people and improve their overall quality of life.
HUL’s commitment to stand with the nation and GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd.’s mission for health are two other initiatives recognized by SABERA. These initiatives aim to promote health and well-being by providing access to quality healthcare products and services.
Sanjeevani … Life Beyond Cancer‘s hand-holding and Genesis Foundation’s congenital heart disease intervention are two other initiatives recognized by SABERA that provide support and assistance to people struggling with cancer and congenital heart disease, respectively.
Dr. Sunil Shroff Founder MOHAN Foundation is a pioneering leader in deceased organ donation. They have given a new lease of life to over 4500 organ failure patients through transplantation. Dr Shroff is a worthy recipient of the lifetime achievement award from SABERA.
Leukemia Crusaders under the Bansi Vidya Memorial Trust has developed a unique network with hospitals and donors for financially supporting the treatment of children affected with leukemia. They are the worthy recipient of the NGO of the Year SABERA trophy.
Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute – A Sri Chaitanya Seva Trust has demonstrated a sustainable model of healthcare facilities through its social enterprise. They also developed the Ayurcoro-3 Ayurvedic kit to combat COVID symptoms besides providing treatment to COVID and vaccinations through the lockdown.