About Arpana Services

Arpana Services

 

Members of Arpana Trust were inspired by their Founder, Param Pujya Mato set up effective health and development programs for disadvantaged communities.                                                             

 

                                                                                       

Objectives

Arpana works to improve health, provide education and enhance livelihoods through programs covering over 330,000 people in rural Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and in Delhi slum resettlement colonies. 

Health

Arpana's health services began when Arpana's First Chairman, Dr J.K. Mehta, visited nearby villages to provide medical care to disadvantaged communities.

Arpana Hospital was set up in rural Madhuban in Haryana on 2nd October 1980, when Dr Ela Anand, a Gynaecologist, and her surgeon husband, Dr A.K. Anand, moved to Arpana. It became a training and referral centre for surrounding villages in response to critical health conditions in the area.                                                                         

Dr Ela Anand with village Dais (Midwives) 

In Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, a medical clinic was conducted in an abandoned Post Office allocated to Arpana in 1977. A new centre, the Arpana Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, was built on this site in 2002.

 
Development


 View of the Gajnoi Centre.

The Integrated Medical & Socio-economic Centre was set up in Gajnoi, a remote village near Chamba Town in 1994.

Molar Bund Slum Development, Delhi Project began in one small slum (East of Kailash) of 700 people in 1992.

    

At present, Arpana brings a wide variety of health and socio-economic services to an area of over 300,000 rural folk in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and to 30,000 urban poor in New Delhi.  

Arpana's Mobile Clinic

Programs include a 144 bedded rural hospital, specialty clinics, medical centres, mobile clinics and outreach camps, and creation of health awareness. 

Village folk are trained as health workers and health resource persons, while doctors, nurses and paramedics are given continuing education classes, seminars and workshops.