Providing Quality Healthcare in Kuchipudi Village, India
A ‘Pride of India’ Village dating back to 700 B.C. 150+ Villages surrounding Kuchipudi
500,000 Women, Men and Children need quality health care.
SiliconAndhra FYLH Project
Silicon Andhra adopted the historic Kuchipudi village in Andhra Pradesh, India in April 2015. From then on Silicon Andhra has taken up to develop basic infrastructure like cement concrete roads, class rooms in government school, Panchayat Office, bus stand, trash pick-up, construction of Individual Septic Latrines and tree plantation. Silicon Andhra won many laurels and awards from the people and the government.
As mentioned in the Indian epic Ramayana, a herb called Sanjivani, is said to have healing and rejuvenating properties. Silicon Andhra believes that by building Sanjivani Hospital to provide quality healthcare, it is possible to enhance the quality of life to more than half a million people living in 150 villages surrounding Kuchipudi, Andhra Pradesh and make them productive in the mainstream of our society. Silicon Andhra believes providing better healthcare is the foundation of dignity and opportunity for many under privileged.
Silicon Andhra constructed a self-sustainable 200 beds multi-specialty Sanjivani Hospital, in an under-served area of rural Andhra Pradesh, India. This rural area lacks access to a well-equipped health facility despite the strong prevalence of malaria, typhoid, diabetes and cardiac issues as well as high infant mortality rates. Sanjivani Hospital aims to serve and support this part of rural Indian community by providing quality healthcare in a not-for-profit mode.
Through the SiliconAndhra adoption of Kuchipudi village, the intense need for a hospital has become apparent. Local people must spend more than a day’s earnings and a lot of time to travel to the nearest hospital, unclear whether they will receive treatment.
Access to basic healthcare in rural India has been extremely limited, despite the acceleration in economic growth over the last decade. This has had a vast impact on India’s population where over 60% live in rural areas. Inequity in India’s healthcare system has led to the proliferation of highly preventable diseases. Women and young children are among those most impacted:
· 70% of all villagers have no access to well-equipped hospitals.
- 50% of all villagers never had any preventive medical care
- 30% of all babies are likely to be permanently stunted due to lack of proper nutrition
The diseases that are the leading cause of death include dengue, malaria, diarrhea, cardiac arrest and maternal conditions. The problem is particularly acute in Kuchipudi and surrounding 150+ villages. The Sanjivani Hospital will focus on primary care and treatment of these preventable diseases through medication and education outreach for prevention.