Through our healthcare project, “Aayushi”, we operate Mobile Health Units (MHU) in tribal, semi-urban and rural areas — across Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The vans go to predefined villages, screening villagers and running basic tests on them. In all, the vans cover 125 villages and a total population of 30,0000. The foundation has deployed eight such vans, of which, one is in Rajasthan, three at Nagpur, one at Pench in Madhya Pradesh and three in Raigad District, in Maharashtra. These vans are equipped with Doctor, nurse and few also has a counsellor who do general health check ups, treat primary health issues, conduct basic tests and disburse quality medicines. Not about to rest on its laurels, the foundation has partnered with Sight Savers International and has initiated ophthalmology services in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district. The project, “Ophthalmology on wheels”, covers the entire district with a focus of creating awareness on preventing blindness, treats refractive errors and perform cataract surgeries are performed with a tie up at a base hospital. Due to increasing number of cataract cases, the effort is also to tie up with another hospital to perform cataract surgeries. The reach out is through camps, awareness in villages and cases are also referred by Asha workers of Anganwadis in the villages. The Asha workers are trained by Sight Savers, who are able to identify and refer cases to the mobile team.