68% of India’s population live in villages with limited access to healthcare that is available in the city and town. Primary Health Centre (PHCs), sometimes referred to as public health centers, are state-owned rural and urban health care facilities in India. They are essentially single-physician clinics usually with facilities for minor surgeries. Established under the National Health Mission, they cover an average of 27 villages per PHC.
CHIRAJ partnered with the Centre for Wildlife Studies in Karnataka to adopt PHCs in remote villages during the Delta variant wave.