When considering the most vulnerable populations in India, we think of people living below the poverty line, people with disabilities, people facing discrimination such as scheduled caste and scheduled tribes, the aged poor, sex workers, and people living with HIV. A large majority of people that belong to these groups are deprived of certain rights such as education, employment, equality, and even basic healthcare. Yes – even basic healthcare. Villages or remote areas in India lack basic health facilities, let alone emergency medical requirements. This means that if an emergency medical situation arises, one has to travel to the nearest hospital to get treated.
When speaking of healthcare access, we must acknowledge that quality and reliable healthcare facilities are not distributed evenly in India – unfortunately, diseases and illnesses are. We have so many remote villages in rural areas whose inhabitants have never seen the insides of a hospital or a clinic. As a result, they resort to unreliable and dated methods of curing illness, which sometimes even make problems worse. So many illness can be prevented by just building basic, but quality medical facilities in areas that vulnerable populations come from. By raising funds online for such causes – be it building emergency centres, hospitals, training people in first aid, health screenings, or education and awareness programs, we can encourage the community to come together and help the most vulnerable people in India. After all, as a society, we are responsible and interdependent on one another.
In most cases it is two main factors that pose as the greatest challenge when it comes to making healthcare available to all – access and money. Today we are discussing this because we at Impact Guru would like to tell how both these challenges can be overcome by encouraging more Indians to start crowdfunding India campaigns. It’s scary to think of the number of people who’ve lost their lives due to not having instant medical attention in an emergency. In fact, that isn’t the only expense involved. Families have to travel to the nearest hospital, and spend money on travel, food, and accommodation for an unforeseeable amount of time – and this is over and above all the medical expenditure. Through medical crowdfunding campaigns, families have easily raised money for doctor’s fees, diagnostic tests, medications, surgeries, hospitalization, or other medical aid. Certain crowdfunding platforms in India like Impact Guru have tremendous experience in assisting people with medical financial problems, and helping them raise money for treatment and healthcare. However, it’s time we take this a step further, by making emergency healthcare accessible even in remote areas and villages of the country.
If any healthcare related cause is of concern to you, you can always find financial support to build an initiative on Impact Guru’s crowdfunding India platform. Starting an online fundraiser with us, and make an impact in less than 5 minutes. Get started today!