About the Partner
ABLE Charities is a nonprofit organization, focused primarily on working in villages for the last 15 years. ABLE has taken a leadership position in providing hospital and clinical services, education, and community integration in numerous villages located in the district of Faridabad, Haryana. ABLE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people living in villages by offering first class medical services, education, food programs, and vocational activities in an environment that is affordable, congenial and rural based.
About the Project
This project was launched on November 11, 2011. It was inaugurated by Shri Anand Koushik (MLA Faridabad), Shri Ashok Arora, (Mayor Faridabad), Dr.Vimal Mehta (President, K.L Mehta Dayanad College for Women) Shri B.R Ojha (Social Activist). This mobile hospital would be targeting 48000 underprivileged people of five slums in Faridabad namely Prem Nagar, Trikha Colony, By Pass slum, Patel Nagar and 36 Guj. This mobile hospital will visit each of these locations thrice in a month.
The unit has a team of doctors, nurses and other medical staff along with all possible required medicines from distinguished laboratories and are distributed free of cost to the ailing. The patients are charged either nothing or a nominal cost for the treatment and consultation. Numerous health camps are organized in all the slums that the unit covers. With a special focus on the health of women and children, the Smile on Wheels also makes the slum dwellers aware about preventive measures against diseases and educates them in health and hygiene.
Going forward, this Smile on Wheels aims at developing in all the people living in these slum areas the importance of sound health and inculcate in them a health seeking behaviour.