The Spine Foundation has planned a multi-centric comprehensive Spine care program for patients with spine ailments in Rural Maharashtra along with the Govt. of Maharashtra and other Non Government Organisations.
This program includes setting up Rural Spine Care Centres (RSCC), consisting of spine operation theatres, spine clinic and spine wards, in the existing orthopaedic departments of the various government medical colleges in rural areas. The doctors are trained and sensitised by a series of lecture courses and workshops.
Since its inception, the foundation has seen over a 25000 out patients and performed surgeries over 950 patients.
At its tertiary referral centres in Mumbai, the spine foundation has treated over 20000 out-patients and performed over 700 surgeries
At its first rural centre at SEARCH, Gadchiroli, TSF provides spine care to a population which struggles for even the bare necessities and the closest MRI centre is over 100 miles away, the foundation has treated over 2500 out-patients and performed over 150 spine surgeries.
The Rural Spine Care Centres since their inception in 2015 have catered to more than 2600 patients and performed 93 procedures.
The foundation is now looking at setting up systems in place, empowering the local workforce and training the local doctors to make each of these centres self sufficient. It has been a brilliant journey from inception to reality.