Children Ambulance Project in fond memory of Dr. Ved Prakash Duggal
Uday Foundation runs a small initiative of children ambulance, wherein we support emergency hospital transportation of sick children, also to and fro from Dharmashala nearby AIIMS to Children Cancer OPD and organise generic and specialised mobile health camps for children in far-flung slum areas of Delhi NCR.
This project was started in the memory of Late Dr. Ved Prakash Duggal, by kind donation of the ambulance by his children. During the last nine years of the journey of Uday foundation, the need was felt for our own patient transport vehicle so that we can provide emergency transport facility to the children we are supporting and also organise medical camps in interior areas.
It sometimes becomes really difficult for a child suffering from some chronic disease to travel in public transport after standing in long queues of OPD or after taking a painful chemotherapy session. So the main objective to have an ambulance was not only to carry patients during times of emergency but also facilitating them during their regular hospital visits. Also the hospital compound has such a big area that moving from the OPD building to the main road is quite a distance for a sick child.
Emergency Patient transportation: Since Uday Foundation supports several children in their medical needs, it also provides them ambulance service in emergencies. We also have a tie-up with various night shelters, orphanages and patient’s dharamshalas which directly contact us incase of an emergency.
Routine Transportation of Children with cancer : Every Monday and Wednesday, our ambulance pick and drop children undergoing medical treatment for cancer at BR Ambedkar Cancer Institute in AIIMS to nearby dharamshalas, shelters & metro station, so that they do not have to walk on their little feet after an exhausting session of chemotherapy.
Free Medical Camps of Children: With the help of our team of dedicated medical staff and volunteers we conduct free medical camps for children in various slums of Delhi NCR. Our ambulance is used as medical mobile clinic, to dispense medicines and conduct various check-ups. The community outreach programmes are undertaken by conducting health awareness campaigns to make children aware about their role in the prevention of several diseases and maintaining a healthy childhood.
* No. of children transported to the hospitals.
** No. of trips to and fro Cancer OPD.
Updated on 18th July 2017