Basic HealthCare Services
Compassionate Care, Rooted in Community
As on 1 August 2023
Annual footfall beneficiaries per clinic
Total patients consulted
- Rajasthan (Udaipur and Dungarpur)
1,50,000Directly serve lives
Dr. Pavitra Mohan Co-founder, BHS
Basic HealthCare Services is expanding the existing basket of primary healthcare services to provide responsive healthcare to the rural and underserved communities of rural south Rajasthan. Through its blended finance support, SAMRIDH is helping BHS to test and validate a subscription model for primary healthcare and strengthen the lab services while enabling us to prepare and respond to any potential future pandemics. We thank SAMRIDH for the support that is enabling us to accelerate our vision of offering a healthy life with dignity to marginalized and vulnerable communities in Rajasthan.
Basic HealthCare Services (BHS), a not-for-profit organization, provides a responsive, empathetic
primary health circle of care rooted in the community. BHS has established and operationalized a
primary healthcare network model of clinics, called ‘Amrit Clinics’, in Rajasthan (Udaipur and
Dungarpur), providing comprehensive services including Outpatient Department (OPD), family planning,
and maternal and child health services under one roof.
Through SAMRIDH, BHS aims to expand its service scope and explore a path toward a self-sustainable model. BHS plans to mobilize ~INR 4.3 Cr (~USD 613 K) from other donors, in addition to ~INR 1.045 Cr (~USD 149 K) from SAMRIDH, creating a leverage of over 4.1x. The funds will be used to provide comprehensive, high quality, affordable and empathetic primary healthcare services in Amrit Clinics. Hiring of additional staff and capacity building of existing healthcare service providers and community health volunteers will be done. The funding will enable the introduction of value-added services like telemedicine, mental health consultations, and physiotherapy. Moreover, with support from the SAMRIDH M&E team, BHS will conduct periodic research and studies to assess the performance and impact of their work on the ground.
- Rajasthan, the largest state in India, faces challenges in health and human development indicators.
- Approximately 12.56% of the state's population (around 54.75 lakhs) consists of tribal communities with five districts (Udaipur, Banswara, Dungarpur, Jaipur, and Sawai Madhopur) accommodate two-thirds of the state's tribal population. 
- The healthcare scenario in Dungarpur and Udaipur districts, having 71% and 50% of the tribal population, respectively, is worse than the state average on parameters like Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), nutrition, and immunization rates.  
- The COVID-19 pandemic further exposed weaknesses in the health system.
Strengthening primary healthcare services through Amrit Clinic Model
The solution seeks to address gaps in equity and accessibility of quality healthcare especially among tribals and marginalized populations in southern Rajasthan. BHS aims to make quality healthcare accessible and affordable for all while ensuring comprehensive care and preparedness for future health challenges. The organization is testing a subscription model that lets patients access healthcare services by paying a fixed annual fee upfront for unlimited visits within a specific time duration. BHS’ solution can potentially improve community health and well-being and play a pivotal role in achieving Universal Health Coverage.