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Introduction to UC
United Care Development Services, also known as UC (YouSee) was founded in June 2009. We are migrating our online domain from www.yousee.in to yousee.one . While technical issues prompted us to plan for this migration, we contemplated that yousee.one reflects better the deeper motive for engaging in Seva. In the journey of Seva, there is an unfolding of understanding that we are all interconnected and that our individual happiness and wellbeing is nurtured by the wellbeing of all People and the Planet.
Migration to this new domain yousee.one is in process and we are working to get all the updates and features on this website soon.
UC is a Philanthropy Exchange and a giving platform which facilitates contributions in the form of 1.Volunteering(Shram Daan), 2.In Kind Donations(Vastu Daan), 3.Waste Donations (Kachra Daan) and 4.Financial(PostPay) Donations(Dhan Daan). UC’s objective is to generate Resources for Result oriented social work, primarily in the area of Healthcare and also in the areas of Education and Environment. The work at UC is almost entirely led by dedicated volunteers and undertaken in a very collaborative model with other NPOs and Public Institutions. The work at UC has been supported by both Institutional and Individual Donors.
Arogya Seva - Health for All (ASHA)
UC’s work in Health Care: UC's goal is to support free Healthcare providers to be the most Caring and Cutting Edge Healthcare services providers. Besides saving lives and improving quality of life for several lakhs of people, the services from these institutions help to secure their livelihoods from the extremely high cost care available from alternate providers.
Since Sep-2017, UC has commenced periodic rural Health Camps outreach program to provide free Primary and Preventive Care health services for the rural population, in collaboration with several volunteer Doctors, Panchayats, Primary Health Centers and local volunteer Organisations. Currently about 3000 patients are served every month through these Health camps. Health Education is taken up as a key activity in these camps. UC is also currently organising for its volunteers, online Health Education sessions by Doctors, so that they may spread these inputs to a wider audience. UC has also supported the Newborn Hearing Screening efforts of the Meenakshi Venkatraman Foundation, which today undertakes newborn hearing screening, with nearly 100 babies screened everyday and subsequent interventional support at the major public teaching hospitals in Hyderabad.
Patient receiving medicines at Kandukur Village Health Camp, in 2019
Registration of patients at Health Camp at PHC Kandukur
Patients with Doctors at Yedula Village Health Camp, in 2018
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To supplement our ongoing efforts in the area of Primary Health, UC commenced in April-2020, a Free TeleHealth Consultation facility 080-4710-3700, managed by Volunteers and Supported by Volunteer Doctors.
SSSSO, Aluva, Kerala, Free Health Clinic, Oct2018
Since 2017, UC has also commenced engagement with the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations (SSSSO) to support the free healthcare services led by SSSSO. Besides being involved in a couple of Seva Projects with the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, including its Ophthalmology Department, UC has also supported in the setting up of SSSSO-Odisha’s, Cardiac Outreach Center at Bhubaneswar. 25 Primary care centers were operationalised by end of year 2019, with support from Tata Trusts.
From April-2018 to Mar-2020, UC implemented a mobile Healthcare Skills Lab (mHSL) program for Community and Healthcare Providers, to deliver skills to the larger public and healthcare providers, so that they may be able to give improved nursing and nursing assistant support for patients at home and at hospital. Everyday about 50 Patients attendants were trained in Nursing Assistant Skills at the Critical Care Units of Gandhi Hospital and MNJ Cancer Hospital Hyderabad and GGH Vijayawada. This program is currently paused until renewed funding support.
On a few occasions, Volunteers and other healthcare providers are also being trained in Basic Life Support and Nursing Assistant Skills using the mobile skill lab developed by UCDS.
Patient Attendants at Gandhi Hospital - May2019
Palliative Care Team on Homecare visit in Khammam District
Patients at Palliative Care Center, Choutuppal, Jul 2018
With increasing Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) burden, the need for effective Palliative Care services is on the rise and the huge shortage of these services is glaring. UC has been partnering and supporting the Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society(PRPCS) since June-2017, which is working to increase the availability of Palliative Care services in the Public Health system and outside of it. UC is currently supporting the palliative care services of PRPCS in Hyderabad which includes Hospice services and Palliative OP services at MNJ Cancer Hospital and Home Care services. During 2018, UC with support from Tata Trusts has assisted PRPCS in setting up 8 District palliative care centers in the Public Health System of Telangana, which support 64 inpatients and 500 home care patients at any point of time.
In May-2019, PRPCS and UC set up a Palliative Care Unit, along with home care service at Government General Hospital, Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.
With Grant support from Tata Trusts and other donors, from 2016 until March, 2019, UC extended support in the area of Critical Care to the following Government Hospitals - Niloufer Hospital and Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad and Government General Hospital, Vijayawada. The support included providing Nurses and Patient Assistance team members and several Biomedical Equipment, for improving Emergency and Critical Care Services. Through this initiative, everyday about 60 critical care patients were served and another 500 patients were served with internal transportation and help desk assistance at Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad, in collaboration with Seva Bharathi. UC has also supported Aarohi Blood Bank in Hyderabad, to support critical care patients and children with Thalassemia from 2017-2019.
Nursing Support at NICU, Niloufer Hospital Hyderabad, Jun 2019
The Nursing support at Niloufer Hospital continues with support from Heal a Child Foundation. A volunteer driven Child Heart Screening and Diagnosis program which covers nearly 200 children every month, with the active support of Volunteer Cardiologists is ongoing at this hospital.
The volunteer efforts by UC at the various health care initiatives have also resulted in the following innovative solutions:
A cloud based Helpline solution has been organised by UC since Jul-2018, which includes Helpdesks at Free Hospitals and Free TeleHealth Consultations, using Exotel’s cloud teleservices integrated with UC’s Health4All application. Multiple helplines have been set up for various Healthcare organisations supported by UC, with a large volume of these calls coordinated by trained volunteers. This service currently handles over 200 calls per day.
Health4All in use at Niloufer Hospital Jun2019Health4All
Health4All: Health4All: a free and open source hospital information system developed by UC volunteers since 2013 and implemented by volunteers at 25 Govt Hospitals currently . This application is also being extended to the Free Health Care services being rendered by other NPOs.
Equipment Bank: Rather than donating medical equipment to individual hospitals, UC has created a pool of medical equipment, a volunteer force of free service biomedical equipment, made available where and when needed, adopting principles of Just-in-time and low inventory. This initiative commenced in Aug-2016 and serves 8 hospitals currently and also the free health camps.
UC has also been working with Residential and Office communities in Hyderabad to encourage source segregation of waste and efficient recycling of such waste. Value generated from some of the recycling activity is contributed to some of the social work projects coordinated by UC. UC has also continued to play the role of facilitating greater collaboration between non-profit organisations and the larger public, through the annual SevaMela event conducted in the first week of October, coinciding with the Joy of Giving Week (Daan Utsav) celebrations held across the country.
UC has constantly invested in its credo “YouSee”, enabling transparency, openness and collaboration. In that direction, since July-2017, UC’s entire accounts, including payments, receipts, ledgers, TB, bills and invoices, are all open for the public on our site Accounts , another product of UC’s work in developing open source IT solutions by dedicated volunteers.
Major Institutional Donors who have supported the work at UC include, Tata Trusts, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Gandhi Medical College Global Alliance, Swiss Re, United Way of Hyderabad and Aurobindo Pharma Foundation.