Vivekanada Girirjana Kalyana Kendra
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryThis organization runs a hospital and provides a mobile medical unit for remote areas.
This program aims to implement a comprehensive, holistic, need-based, gender & culture-sensitive, community -centered, system of health care integrating indigenous health traditions.
Key program components
The program includes:* A 20 bedded Tribal Hospital with laboratory, X-ray and Operation Theatre providing free Medical care. * Telemedicine and screening for Rheumatic heart disease. * Mobile Medical Unit. * Community based preventive, promotive and rehabilitative programmes through local health workers. * Sickle cell anaemia research and screening work; Training programme for Dais, health workers and house surgeons. * Control/eradication of Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Epilepsy, Blindness, Cancer; Mental health, Dental health and Community Based Rehabilitation Programme. * Nutrition, Safe drinking water & Sanitation. * Traditional Medicines & Revitalization of Local Health Traditions. * Tribal Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) programme.
The VGKK was founded by Dr. H Sudarshan in 1981. VGKK believes in empowering tribal societies and achieving sustainable development through health, education, livelihood security and biodiversity conservation keeping their core culture intact. Health care, specifically curative medical care, has been chief entry point of VGKK into the Soliga community. Even in this regard, it was a hard struggle to gain acceptance.