In 1996, the Karnataka state government handed over the management of the Gumballi PHC to the Trust, as a unique and pioneering example of Public-Private Partnership in health care. This partnership allows civil society to engage with the government to help reach the unreached for providing comprehensive primary health care. Mother and Child Health care and all national health programmes (Tuberculosis, Malaria, Leprosy, HIV, Anaemia, Blindness Control etc.) are important components of Health care provided free of cost. The standard features of a model PHC are:
· Total responsibility of Preventive, Promotive, Curative and Rehabilitative Health services to 20,000 to 30,000 population
The success of Gumballi PHC and its impact as a “Model PHC” have enabled the model to scale up in collaboration with State Governments and through CSR initiatives at Gottikere, Boisor, Kaiga and Rawatbhata. Now Karuna Trust runs 30 PHCs in Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh (11), Meghalaya (6+4), Orissa (11), Manipur (3), Andhra Pradesh (2), Maharashtra (1) and Rajasthan (1)
Mobile Heath Units
Karuna Trust, in collaboration with Karnataka Health System Development and Reforms Project and National Rural Health Mission runs nine Mobile Health Units to cater to the underserved, naxal and remote areas in Karnataka and Maharashtra. These are the areas that have remote habitations and are far from the PHC or have no access to any health facilities
Wienerberger is a leading producer of clay building materials, was founded in 1819 by Mr. Alois Miesbach in Vienna (Austria). Wienerberger India was established in Bangalore in the year 2006. Karuna Trust is managing a Health Clinic at Gottikere village in Karnataka since 2009 which is supported by Wienerberger as part of its CSR initiative.
1 more Primary Health Centre in Yeliyur is proposed for the year (included in the 6 PHC proposal of Karnataka)
2. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
NPCIL has initiated to provide healthcare services to the rural India through Health Centres and Mobile Health Units. Karuna Trust is being engaged as its partner to manage the services and currently managing Primary Health Centres at Kaiga in Karwar district,Tarapur in Maharashtra and at Kota in Rajasthan.