Western Rajasthan is one of the least privileged areas of India. Much of it is desert, water is in short supply and the literacy rate is low. The majority of the population is deprived of basic health services.
This situation began to change in 1990 in the district of Sirohi (where Mount Abu is located) with the establishment of the J Watumull Memorial Global Hospital and Research Centre (GHRC) by the Brahma Kumaris. Designed to provide high-quality, modern, holistic healthcare services in a tranquil, rural environment, the hospital is managed and run by a charitable trust established and supported by members of the Brahma Kumaris.
It offers free or subsidised treatment and medicines to about 100,000 people every year, of whom about 54,000 are tribals living in the district’s 855 villages. To know more, visit ghrc-abu.com.