A strong healthcare model is the signature of a strong country and the Pravara Medical Trust (PMT) founded in 1972 as a part of “Pravara Integrated Rural Development Model” conceived in 1950 tries to contribute towards a healthy society by following a self-developed “Comprehensive Rural and Tribal Healthcare Model”.
The NGO has rehabilitative healthcare and educational complex with a capacity to attend to around 3 million rural and tribal people in districts of Maharashtra
The initiatives of the NGO include a 1,250 bedded multi-speciality charitable medical campus which gives over 25 crores as charity per year. Around 6,00,000 OPD consultations, 75,000 IPD admissions, 10,000 deliveries, 10,000 major operations, 40,000 minor operations and treatment of 2000 cancer patients are credited to this initiative every year.
They have also adopted 250 rural and 100 tribal villages to implement rural and tribal health centres providing free treatment, two mobile medical clinics along with one dental clinic per hundred villages, 24 Gram Arogya Banks, Motorbike Ambulances-cum-Health Clinics and regular monthly or fortnightly organized Medical camps, Blood donation camps, School health check-ups etc.
Furthermore they also involve in targeted interventions in case of STDs, TB, and Cancer etc. They also focus on Tribal Medicine, mental health and Emergency Medicine. Skill Development Training in Nursing, Paramedical and Public Health is offered by the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) that is recognized by MSSDS, Mumbai. .
The institution has been honoured with the Vayoshreshta Samman National Award in 2015 for Best Institution Providing Healthcare and Awareness Generation for Elderly People and the Shri Vijay Merchant Memorial Award for Outstanding Employer of the Disabled in 2015 from the President of India. The healthcare model is recognized as one of the three best PURA Models of the country by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and the Ministry of Rural Development.
Dr Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil belonged to an agrarian background from a drought-prone backward village in Maharashtra. Honoured with the “Padmashri” by the Government of India in 1962, he was one of those influential pillars of the post-independence Indian Society who had realized the challenges of the newly independent nation like illiteracy, poverty, hunger, unemployment, social inequality, economic exploitation and poor healthcare. He could also envision the need for an integrated rural development to meet and solve these issues. Full of ideas along with courage and determination to see it through, he initiated the revolutionary cooperative movement of farmers with the goal to achieve the unthinkable probability of an integrated holistic sustainable rural development. He led the cooperative movement of farmers to tackle the issues related to agriculture, livestock development and agro-based industry in 1948. He then worked to solve the challenges in primary, secondary and collegiate education in 1964 and cooperative banking in 1972. The drought-prone village finally switched to a path of social, political and economic development due to these initiatives. To address the comprehensive health care issues, he established PMT in 1972 and started the Pravara Hospital in 1976 at Loni along with several other rural health centres He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate in literature degree from Pune University in 1978 and an honorary doctorate in Science by Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth in 1979.
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