Build­ing hos­pi­tals

Down to Earth - - COVER STORY -

In 2005, the son of Ma­haraja of Jodh­pur Gaj Singh suf­fered a se­ri­ous head in­jury while play­ing polo. In the ab­sence of a spe­cialty hos­pi­tal, Singh had to rush him to Mum­bai and then to New York for treat­ment. He re­alised that only a hand­ful can af­ford such treat­ment. So

in 2007 he set up In­dian Head In­jury Foun­da­tion, a char­i­ta­ble in­sti­tu­tion that gives pre- and post-trauma care. Its cen­tres in Jodh­pur

and Delhi have treated 1,000 pa­tients so far. The cen­tres have also trained more than 13,000 peo­ple as

first re­spon­ders.

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