Join in and help … Low Cost Effective Care Unit
The Low Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU) seeks to care for the most deprived urban residents of Vellore City. It provides health care through a 48-bedded hospital, runs family health clinics in five slum areas of Vellore, works with volunteers among the disabled in the community, and conducts home visits and outreach work in these areas. Services are provided free or at a nominal cost.
In 2015 the unit adopted a new emphasis of Community Oriented Primary Care with a focus on wholistic health and community involvement. A process of listening to the community and responding to their needs has begun. Every home in the five slum areas was surveyed with the help of field workers and clinics were started every afternoon in these areas.
A generous matching offer by a well-wisher doubles donations to the LCECU. Right now LCECU needs funds to open new outreach clinics, and develop its vision to provide “Care in the Community” to the poorest of the poor—health care, enhancing educational and training opportunities and encouraging and strengthening economic development and sanitation, through dialogue and empowerment of the community.