Mobile Health Unit

“Bringing Healthcare to the Doorstep” (Save the Children: Bal Raksha Bharat)

The program was launched in the month of June, 2010. Realizing the malicious fact about the inadequate health facilities available for these people, the MHU project through the static health clinics/ Mobile Clinics based on fixed day fixed site, ensured delivery of quality general healthcare and maternal, newborn and child healthcare services to this vulnerable segment of population living in the slums of Okhla Industrial area.

Another integral aspect of this project is to invoke a change in the Health Seeking behavior of the people living in these communities. The project area includes Okhla Industrial Area Phase I & II, New Delhi. 10 slum clusters identified in the project are depicted below. The total population covered in these slum clusters is 1, 00,000.


  • To Provide Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health & Nutrition (RMNCH) care.
  • To raise the level of community awareness on issues of institutional delivery, immunization, environmental sanitation, hygiene, and other health and nutrition related behaviors and create a demand for neighborhood quality primary healthcare services from the government.
  • To develop an effective system of referrals & linkages with public as well as private health facilities in and around the slum areas.


  • 47,969 patients received primary healthcare services through mobile health van.
  • 22164 women availed medical facilities through these mobile clinics.
  • As many as 25795 children up to 18 years of age have been treated for various childhood diseases. .
  • 22 Specialist health camps have been successfully organized wherein 589 patients were treated for various illnesses.
  • 26188 counseling sessions on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), Pre partum care, institutional delivery, Post partum care, family planning, adolescent health, water and environmental sanitation good hygiene practices etc have been conducted in order to bring about behavioral change in the attitude of the people living in the slums of Okhla Industrial Area.
  • 10 cohesive community action groups (CCAG) & 10 Slum Health and Sanitation Team (SHAST) have been successfully formed with 162 group members to ensure community participation and bring community ownership.
  • 6 training of CCAG, SHAST and women groups on basics of health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation