|The goal of the health sector is to sustain quality of health care by providing equitable care with involvement of community and in alignment with the organizational interpretation of the core values. The key focus areas are – tribal and rural health, ayurveda (the Indian system of medicine), reproductive and child health, hygiene and sanitation, care and control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and blindness.
The institution-based services under health are provided through the Vivekananda Memorial Hospitals (VMH) at Saragur and Kenchanahalli. VMH – Saragur is a 90-bed facility offering multi-specialty secondary care at an affordable cost to the rural and tribal populace. It is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore and offers the India’s first post-graduate fellowship course in HIV medicine for medical and dental professionals. VMH – Kenchanahalli is a 10-bed facility offering primary care, along with options for ayurveda chikitsa. Our hospitals are recognized training centers for capacity building of entire gamut of health professionals – from specialists to grassroot workers.
Community based services are provided in the key focus areas listed above, through the outreach program and a network of grassroot level health workers called health facilitators. Our HIV control program, that offers comprehensive, inclusive and end-to-end care, is rated as one of the best in the country and has been hailed as a best-practice model by UNAIDS.
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