Ekam Foundation (Ekam) is a non-profit organization engaged in providing timely and quality healthcare for the newborn infants of poor and vulnerable communities in government hospitals of Tamilnadu State in Southern India.
Ekam was formally inaugurated on Doctor’s day July 1st 2007 as a Community Pediatric Project of CIOSA (Confederation of Indian Organisations for service and Advocacy) which is the CSR initiative of Mafoi foundation, Chennai.
Ekam Foundation spun off as separate organization in August 2009. We are also happy to inform you that Ekam changed into a Public private partnership model by joining hands with the government health department on 14th Nov, 2008.
We are basically working for the health care of underprivileged children in Tamilnadu, India.
We admit poor children in private hospitals with whom we have networked and reimburse the subsidies given by them. We bring in support for the hospitalization (secondary & tertiary care) of the children admitted in Private Hospitals and also support Government Hospitals by renting ventilators, providing lab support & medicines for the children with special healthcare needs. A child by definition for us is below 19yrs.
We have partnered with another NGO, Disha foundation and have now come up with a health assurance model called Paripoorna Bala Suraksha ( PBS) which is a Comprehensive Pediatric Health Coverage for very poor children in Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram.