Rural Health and Welfare Centre

run by Ramkrishna Mission at Sakwar

We are associated in our Prevention of Blindness Centre Programme with Rural Health and Welfare Centre of Ramkrishna Mission situated on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway (NH8) at Sakwar village, Tal.Vasai, Dist.Thane. This Rural Health & Welfare Centre started functioning in 1972 by setting up a Dispensary at Sakwar and began organising Mobile Medical Camps in the tribal as well as inaccessible areas of the Thane District.

Since then they invite Doctors and interns from Mumbai to render voluntary services on Sundays & Wednesdays and treat around one thousand patients from pediatrics to Geriatrics care every week. The Institute is equipped with all required Laboratory support for investigations. The patients requiring secondary and tertiary medical care are referred to higher Medical Institution.

The Institute is taking very active role in the prevention of Blindness Control Programme. As a part of this regular monthly Eye Clinic is conducted for Cataract Detecion and other eye aliments. Detected Cataract cases are referred to VBRA' s Eye Hospital for operations.

Hon.Ophthalmologist Dr. Jayesh Gharat from VBRA renders voluntary services at Sakwar Centre.