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NAGINBHAI SHAH

India,

Naginbhai Shah enables poor patients, who cannot afford to pay their medical bills in hospitals, get access to finance.

This profile below was prepared when Naginbhai Shah was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship .

INTRODUCTION

Naginbhai Shah enables poor patients, who cannot afford to pay their medical bills in hospitals, get access to finance.
Naginbhai’s team of volunteers visit hospitals in Ahmedabad daily to identify patients who are unable to pay for their medical prescriptions. The Dardionu Rahat Fund started in 1964 with a small amount of Rs. 10 has since collected over Rs. 10 crores. This has helped provide financial access to healthcare to more than 6 lakh patients. The trust continues its service to poor patients from the Sheth V. S. Hospital and Jivraj Mehta Hospital, and other hospitals by providing them with medicines, fruits, ear-phones and artificial limbs free of cost. More than 5,30,000 poor patients have been given medicines. About 780 artificial limbs, 370 ear-phones and 30 three-wheel cycles have also been given through the fund to handicapped patients.




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