Udaan Foundation was founded in 2007 by Dr. (Prof.) Amit Varma in 2007 with the aim dedicated to improving all citizen’s life by initiating various activities such as medical welfare programs for medically under-served section of the society, scholarship programs for the talented medical graduates and postgraduates, social welfare programs for the vulnerable members of the society and to drive academic research in the field of medicine.
Udaan is a registered organization (Registration number 236/2006/2007/22865D/1155) dedicated to the healthcare in India. We are committed, at the first step, towards providing healthcare, especially diabetes care to the rural India and to our elders in the urban India. The members of the organization are from all walks of life; they are doctors, psychologists, engineers, social workers who are dedicated to the cause. We have dreams of providing healthcare at every doorstep free of cost, create awareness in the masses and provide health education to the medical and paramedical personnel.
Since its inception in 2007, the foundation is a committed to the needs of Diabetics in the region. It has organized various General camps and Diabetes camps, provided free medicines for the cause besides following them up. The foundation has adopted the village and has provided comprehensive health care, especially in the field of diabetes. Its commitment to the field of Diabetes has been triggered by the fact that the estimated global prevalence of type II diabetes will rise from about 160 million in the year 2000 to approximately 215 million in 2010 and about 300 millions by 2020. The three nations with the greatest numbers of individuals with diabetes in 1995 were India (19.4 million) China (16.0 million), and the United States (13.9 million). In 2025, the rankings will be unchanged, but the absolute number will increase dramatically in India (57.2 million) and China (to 37.6 million). There is an almost three fold increase in the prevalence of the disease in the rural area in the last two decades (from 2.1 to 6.3%).
The aims and objectives of the society are as follows-
- To provide Diabetes health care at every door step in the community.
- To create an awareness in the community and the society regarding the disease, its prevention and the management.
- To educate the paramedical staff and other health personnel regarding diabetes care and management.
- To generate resources within the community to efficiently manage the disease.
- To provide healthcare to the remotest area and the most needy
- To provide health care to both the rural and urban areas of the community
Our mission is to provide healthcare at every doorstep. We aim to achieve it through our programs which are as follows-
- Community Health Care Services (CHCS)
Udaan is primarily committed to provide best healthcare facilities to a common man and to ease the economic burden of the society. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, we plan to target different areas of healthcare. With this aim, Udaan has following initiatives-
Diabetes Care At Doorstep (DAD) –Rural plan
More than 70% of India is rural. There have been advances and progress in the field of Medicine, yet, they have been mostly confined to larger towns and cities. The awareness and healthcare facilitiesin the villages have improved markedly in the last few years, but much is to be achieved. There is a gradual trend for urbanization of rural India but the health care facilities are still rural. Udaan provide screening of diabetes by qualified medical and paramedical professionals at their residences. They also do certain investigations during the screening which is also sponsored by the organization.
The sufferers are supervised for the management and the baseline medicines are provided free of cost. Network of our volunteers visit every family of the sufferers and provide counseling and other services at doorstep. Besides medical services, the volunteers also provide education toe the patients and their family members.
Diabetes Care At Doorstep (DAD) –Urban plan
We respect our elders and express it by providing healthcare to our senior citizens (above 60 years)under our Senior Citizen Diabetes Plan (SCDP). SCDP is principally for the urban population to provide diabetes care for patients above 60 years who are not covered under any medical benefit plan. Just like our rural plan, the volunteers screen our senior citizens at their residences and provide medical care free of cost.
No plan or project is successful without education at every level. Udaan Foundation organizes conferences and workshops with the aim to educate and spread awareness. Udaan is currently organizing SOUTH-EAST DIABETES FOUNDATION CONFERENCE-SEADFCON 2016 along with the Indian College of Physicians on 26th November, 2016 at Dehradun. Besides, the Foundation has also organized Diabetes Update 2015 at Dehradun , National Insulin Summit at Mussoorie besides number of workshops and CMEs.
The foundation plans to launch their Distance Education Programs (DEP) in the form of certificate courses for Doctors and paramedics.
The organization proposes to have two scholarships to promote the cause and recognize the talent in the field of Medicine. These scholarships are-
- Scholarship for the outstanding Medical graduate
- International Scholarship in the field of diabetes research
Health Insurance Plan
Less than 1% of the Indian population is insured for their health related problems. With the rising cost of medical treatment and investigations, the insurance remains the only answer. The time has come where health needs are required to be give due importance and society be aware of the significance of insurance in healthcare. The Udaan plans to provide group insrance to the rural areas covered under health plan.