First Referral Unit (FRU) at Santhemaranahalli
Karuna Trust has started a First Referral Unit for emergency Obstetric & Neonatal care at Community Health Centre, Santhemaranahalli, Chamarajanagar District under Thayi Bhagya scheme of Karnataka Government in partnership with Diwakar Services Trust (FOGSI). A resident Obstetrician and well trained nurses provide 24×7 emergency obstetric and neonatal care including C-sections. An Anaesthetist and a Paediatrician are also part of the team. Government reimburses Rs 3000/- per delivery including the emergency cases and Karuna Trust pays Rs 750/- per delivery as rent to the Community Health Center. More than 6000 deliveries including 600 C-sections have been done so far.
Vivekananda Eye Hospital
The Eye hospital at Gumballi run in collaboration with Vittala International Institute of Opthalmology, Bangalore has been rendering free eye care services to the people of Chamarajanagar district. The following services are provided :
- Screening, examination, evaluation and surgeryfor blindness due to cataract
- Routine out patient services, emergency eye care & correction of refractive errors
- Annual screening and exmination for retinopathy changes for hypertensive and diabetic patients
- Comprehensive Eye Care through Gumballi Primary Health Center
The suture less IOL surgery for cataract costs Rs 100/- per case.