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Upasana konidela supports over 150 old age homes through the Billion hearts beating foundation

 About Billion Hearts Beating

Billion Hearts Beating Foundation is a not-for -profit founded in 2010

by Apollo Hospitals. The organization serves the most neglected

healthcare needs of citizens, supporting those who may not have access

to quality care, medicines, and medical knowledge. It works on the

bedrock of empathy, dignity, and respect, focusing on prevention and



8 states

151 senior care homes

680 health camps conducted

13,200 people trained in BLS

115,000 people served

Give to the cause

Billion Hearts Beating Foundation is registered in India under section

12A and is covered under the Income Tax Act of 80G which allows 50%

exemption to donors. It has also acquired the FCRA certificate which

allows us to accept foreign donations.

Vision & Mission

Billion Hearts Beating Foundation, working under the umbrella of the

Apollo Foundation, hopes to create a healthy India, by touching a

billion lives through healthcare. We serve society’s most neglected

needs, with empathy, dignity, and respect.

Project Aushad

Homes that care for seniors are provided with assistance: free monthly

medication, basic healthcare equipment, and nutritious dry rations

Project Aushad enables the elderly to live with dignity. In tandem

with their doctors, we assess the needs of every resident in the

senior care homes we adopt. A patient ID is assigned, and monthly

prescription medicines are provided based on the lists from each home.

In times of crisis, such as during the lockdowns during the COVID-19

pandemic, monthly ration kits have also been offered. Through Project

Aushad, we hope to address the physical, mental and emotional

wellbeing of the senior population across India.

Project Prashikshan

Institutes that serve the public are offered courses around basic life

support (BLS) for their members to be better first responders

Project Prashikshan supports those in public and social service. We

provide basic life support (BLS) courses, both online and offline.

These are designed for participants to recognize life-threatening

emergencies in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The course

imparts cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and first aid

skills. Participants in the police force, NCC cadets, students from

Bharat Scouts and Guides, and others responsible for society’s safety,

take part. A certificate of participation is provided once

participants pass the assessment.

Project Suraksha

Organizations that work towards humanitarian causes are offered

periodic free health camps to assess and review residents' health.

Project Suraksha provides essential medical relief, in times of

natural disaster, emergency situations, and through the course of

regular life, to hospitals and healthcare workers.

Health camps and health awareness workshops: We screen, diagnose, and

organize conversations around non-communicable diseases, especially

those related to lifestyle.

Emergency relief: We send out ambulances and emergency medication

during natural disasters, across the country. Temporary medical

centres are also established.

Community daycare centres: We offer nutritious food, medical

treatment, and prescription medicines to people in mofussil areas, to

ensure a better quality of life.

Emergency care centres: We set up centres at places of public

importance and high traffic, to provide immediate critical care, so

people can access life-saving medical care.

Health camps

Under Project Suraksha, BHB organizes camps in 2 formats (pop-up and

long-term) for...

a) those who are particularly marginalized and do not have access to

basic healthcare, like the most recent one we did with the trans

community in Chennai, with the promise of free medicines and regular

health camps

b) those who come to places of high traffic (such as religious places)

and need medical help, especially since they travel long distances on

their pilgrimage.

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