A new milestone in the history of bioRe Association was laid when the Mobile Health Unit was launched in Nov 2006. The first of its kind in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It was dedicated to the organic farmers and community by Mrs. Irene Kaufman from Coop Switzerland. Mobile health unit is a multi-facility health vehicle designed and developed for promotion of basic health services in rural areas. The mobile health unit has been sponsored by COOP(bioRe Foundation) with a donation of USD 150,000 .
bioRe Mobile Health Unit is state of art unit. It has the modern diagnostic facilities including a fully functional pathology lab , X-ray unit, ECGs and provision for ultra sound. The Mobile Health unit has various other facilities such as a generator for power supply, public address system, television for educational purposes and various basic instruments for ENT and gynecology check up. This unit was designed and manufactured with Siemens.
A patient can register for consultation with Rs 10 only. The diagnostic facilities are available at a 50% less fees than the market rate and that too in the villages. Special ailments are identified for the region and specialized camps are organized.
Mobile Health Unit travels six days a week in the bioRe area on fixed stations. A lady Homeopath doctor and a local doctor are available on board. Local doctors are regularly invited on board for follow up. A team of experienced and qualified X-Ray and ECG technician, Pathology technician, Pharmacist, Multi-purpose health worker and driver and support staff is available on board.
A total of 94341 patients have been benefited with this project since beginning up to March 2016. We have also organize several specialized camps where consultation and medicines are provided at free of cost.
Team of mobile health unit is lead by Dr. Shahina Ansari. Her focus has been to reach out to more women patients in the rural villages. Mr. Aslam khan is X-Ray and ECG technician. Mr. Mukesh Surage is the Pathologist, Mr. Lokesh Patidar is the pharmacist and Mr. Narayan and Rajendra are the support staff in the bus.
bioRe foundation Switzerland support the project by covering its running losses with support of sponsor Coop CH.
bioRe’s mobile health unit was covered by NDTV profit as one of the most successful mobile health project in India.