Mother-Daughter duo Founded Anahat Clinic to Offer Free Primary Healthcare Services to the Urban Poor

Key Points:

  1. Rani and Priya Desai, a mother-daughter duo, co-founded Anahat clinic in Bengaluru in 2022 to offer free primary healthcare services to the urban poor.
  2. Anahat clinic aims to improve access to primary and preventive healthcare, believing in the principle that “prevention is better than cure.”
  3. The clinic was recently recognized at the SVP India Fast Pitch 2024, highlighting its impactful contributions to bridging the healthcare gap for the urban poor.
  4. Rani and Priya bring extensive experience in public service to their roles, with Rani previously serving with Biocon Foundation and Priya transitioning from journalism to public service.
  5. At Anahat, Rani manages operations and designs public health programs, while Priya handles communications and fundraising.
  6. The clinic’s focus lies in identifying, preventing, and counseling patients with chronic diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypertension

In a heartwarming tale of compassion and commitment, Rani Desai, 70, and her daughter Priya, 40, are leading the charge in offering free primary healthcare services to the urban poor through their Bengaluru-based Anahat clinic.

Founded in 2022, Anahat clinic has emerged as a beacon of hope for those who struggle to access basic healthcare. The clinic’s mission, spearheaded by Rani and Priya, revolves around the simple yet profound principle that “prevention is better than cure.”

Recently recognized as one of the winners at the prestigious SVP (Social Ventures Partners) India Fast Pitch 2024, Anahat clinic has been instrumental in bridging the healthcare gap for the urban poor. Originally established seven years ago to provide preventive and primary healthcare services to rural communities, the clinic expanded its reach to urban areas in response to the escalating demand for essential healthcare services.

Drawing from their extensive background in public service, Rani and Priya bring a wealth of experience to their noble endeavor. Rani, who previously served with Biocon Foundation for 12 years and later as an independent public health consultant, joined forces with Priya, whose journey from journalism to public service was fueled by a desire to make a meaningful impact.

At Anahat, the dynamic duo assumes complementary roles, with Rani overseeing operations and designing public health programs while Priya spearheads communications and fundraising efforts.

Reflecting on their journey, Priya shared, “My mother and my family members have been actively involved in public service for a long time. When I worked as a copywriter in the advertising industry, I realized it was not the right fit; which is when I shifted gears towards public service along with my mother.”

Anahat clinic’s core focus lies in identifying, preventing, and counseling patients afflicted with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypertension. Through their tireless efforts, Rani and Priya endeavor to not only provide medical care but also empower individuals to lead healthier lives.

The altruistic work of the mother-daughter duo serves as a testament to the transformative power of compassion and underscores the importance of grassroots initiatives in addressing pressing societal needs. As they continue to champion the cause of free healthcare for the urban poor, Rani and Priya embody the spirit of service and inspire others to join in their noble mission.

Source: India Express

Ankur Srivastava
Ankur Srivastava

Ankur Srivastava is a Serial Entrepreneur, Founder- Qi Media, Qi Tech and Story Network

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