With a balanced and thoughtfully planned approach that supports our protracted goals, we have steadily increased our radius of reach. By focusing on the basics, we are ensuring a strong foundation to achieve greater heights. Neither too aggressive, nor too sluggish, we understand that the journey we are on needs a marathon approach rather than an exhaustive sprint mindset. We believe our efforts will be compounded in the long term and hence we opt for the path of sustainable efforts.
Healing Hands Foundation was established to address the issue of anorectal diseases amongst the masses. Conditions like Hemorrhoids/Piles, Fissure, Fistula have a surprisingly high incidence in the population. However, because of the shame and awkwardness attached to these issues, people don’t come forth to see a doctor. The inhibitions only become stronger when it comes to women. Piles, fissure and constipation are extremely common during pregnancy. Prolonged or obstructed vaginal delivery can cause a serious complication known as recto-vaginal fistula. However, women are still hesitant to seek treatment. Not only are they reluctant about seeking medical help, but keep these problems hidden from their families too. We might think this is true only in rural areas. Surprisingly, a lot of women in urban India too brush their issues under the carpet.
Long-standing notions that are deeply ingrained in people’s minds are difficult to change. The socio-economic impact of all these conditions is much greater than one assumes. An unhealthy body is accompanied by lack of enthusiasm and vigor. Losing blood from the rectum is frightening! It acts as a contributing factor for the anemia which is already common in Indian females. Thus, cumulative impact of these diseases is reduced work efficiency and loss of working hours.