Medical emergencies come without a warning. At times, immediate assistance is not within reach which can lead to worsening health conditions and subsequent complications. Usually secluded, remote places have limited access to medical services which makes travelling, or even residing there, inconvenient.
Rural Health care is one of the biggest challenges in the country, as per the Health Ministry of India. With more than 60% population living in the rural areas and low level of health facilities, mortality rates are on a rise. The situation is especially worrisome as bad infrastructure and lack of facilities hold back doctors from taking on assignments in these areas.
As medical emergencies require the treatment to start at the earliest, the medical mobile vans are aimed at catering to emergencies. Mobile medical vans bring needed services to people in underserved areas, but the additional emphasis should be laid on accountability and cost effectiveness of providing these services.
The outreach of medical mobile vans in different states has been the collective oath taken by several Indian hospitals. To best abide by that, many healthcare institutes have brought innovative solutions in healthcare delivery. For many Indians, both in urban and rural areas, access to healthcare is a challenge. However with the introduction of new state-of-the-art mobile health vans, the hospitals are attempting to place patients at the center of healthcare, irrespective of where they are treated/served.
“The mobile health center will give many people an easy access to the healthcare. Mobile health units, ranging from specially designed ambulances and EMS vehicles are brimming up in communities across the country. They enable hospitals, health systems and public health programs to extend care beyond their existing abilities,” say industry experts.
Health systems and public health programs are also using mobile health units to deliver primary and specialist care services across distant places of pilgrimage, senior living centers, and also underprivileged.