Emergency Medicines to India
Immediately after the earthquake many international aid organisations and governments
working with the Disaster & Emergency Committee (DEC) sent aid to the affected
regions in order to limit and repair collateral damage and casualties.
As part of the emergency aid, it was identified that there was a shortage of emergency
medical supplies. In order to aid efforts, SERF donated over £3,000 towards the
purchase of emergency medicines to be sent to India through Campdale Pharmaceuticals
Purchase of Ambulance with Help The Aged India
Just over a year after the earthquake in conjunction with Help The Aged, India,
SERF established the need for an ambulance to service the medical needs for the people
of the region of Ahmedabad.
Following a donation of £17,000, the Mobile Medicare Unit (MMU) was set up. It was
initially launched in February 2003 in the area of Anjar and then later moved to
Ahmedabad in August 2003. Itís purpose was, and still is, to provide immediate medical
relief to the needy and impoverished citizens of Ahmedabad.
By October 2004, the MMU had treated just over 30,000 people in the area with cases
such as joint pains, hypertension, depression, asthma and diabetes. The MMU still runs
today and continues to help the poor and destitute people of the region.
Please find below reports and case studies associated with the MMU:
Help the Aged MMU Activity Report
Help the Aged MMU Summary Report
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Kutch Navirman Abhiyan
In 2003, it was decided by SERF to support a project that it had identified in the
area of Kachchh (Kutch). Work had commenced to build a new medical facility to help
people who had been left physically injured or disabled by the earthquake. In order to
aid with the completion of the facility and to purchase necessary equipment SERF
donated close to £30,000.
This medical facility has now been opened and inaugurated as the Kachchh Comprehensive
Rehabilitation Centre (KCRC).
Its mission is "to promote and provide comprehensive rehabilitation to persons with
all categories of disabilities through physiotherapy, issue of aids & appliances,
orthosis & prosthesis, education, training, employment , community based rehabilitation,
integrated education, human resources development and other innovative means".
It is also committed to "working for the deaf, blind, orthopaedically impaired,
the mentally retarded, the mentally ill, persons with cerebral palsy and multiple
SERF continues to donate RS./ 15,000 per month to KRCR for the purchase of medicines
See some photos of the Centre