Priya Sharma : A girl who has taken responsibility to deliver medicines to villages

If you go to a government or charitable hospital in any metropolitan city of the country, there is an influx of patients from far-flung areas. Patients and their relatives waiting for treatment outside many big hospitals remain frozen for several days and in some cases even for months. Priya Sharma of Faridabad, India wants to change this scenario. She wanted to do something so that the people of rural areas would not have to come so far for treatment.

Priya Sharma is an IIM Calcutta, Healthcare Management Graduate. She has more than ten years of leadership experience in Healthcare and Social Sector. She has made her contribution in giant corporates like Johnson & Johnson, Abbott India, Quest Diagnostics. After completing her post graduation, she left her profitable job as “Strategy Planning manager” and founded “Jimmedari Foundation”. Jimmedari Foundation is a registered, non profit NGO, for the rural healthcare development. She has taken a number of initiatives for development of Rural Health & Hygiene, Women & Child, socio-economic indicators development for aspirational districts.

More than 12 thousand graduate volunteers are associated with Jimmedari Foundation. They all are dedicated to change and improve the lives of rural people. Priya & her team has adopted 84 villages and has provided them with improved and free healthcare with “Mobile Health Clinics”. Jimmedari Mobile Health Clinic provides free doctor consultation, free diagnostics and free medicines at rural people’s doorstep. In the last three years, her team has provided primary health care to more than 1 lakh rural people and has also distributed free medicines worth more than 2 Crore to poor marginalized people. With her knowledge, experience and learning, Priya is effectively contributing to mission Khushiyan. It is a district development project.