Karuna Trust was awarded the Times of India Social Impact Award 2012 under the Health-NGO category by the Times Group recognizing the zealous efforts of the Trust in serving the underserved and the poor. The award was presented in the presence of the Hon’ble President of India at New Delhi on 28 Jan 2013.
Karuna Trust managed Primary Health Centre at Gumballi has got national accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) which is a constituent board of Quality Council of India. This has set a benchmark for quality service delivery for all our PHCs. This is the only PHC in the country to be NABH accredited after Gujarat.
Individual Awards of Dr. H. Sudarshan
The work of Karuna Trust and Dr. H. Sudarshan has been recognized not only by the communities they serve but also by several state, national and international fora.
Another strategy that has a salutary effect on both the Infant Mortality Rate and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is encouraging birth in a medical institution. While this seems like an easy and an obvious strategy to implement, there are significant challenges in executing it especially in rural India, not the least of which is access to an effective and efficient institution when the child is ready to be born. PHCs have an important role in successfully encouraging institutional delivery. Karuna Trust managed PHCs have been showing consistent and stellar performance in these health outcome indicators.