Wednesday, May 26, 2010

India has the highest incidence of head injuries in the world. More than one lakh lives are lost every year due to road traffic accidents. Trauma care is a neglected area in India . Lack of infrastructure, knowledge and initiative from "first responders" contributes to the high mortality.

The Founder of Indian Head Injury Foundation (IHIF) is HH Maharaja Gajsinghji II of Jodhpur . When his son, Shivraj Singh met with a serious head injury while playing polo in Jaipur, the Maharaja became aware of the inadequate infrastructure prevailing in India with regard to management of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is then that he resolved to take steps towards rectifying this problem, so that other Indians, especially those who do not have adequate resources, can receive high quality medical aid immediately following injury and during subsequent rehabilitation.


He together with trustees, like Mr. K.P. Singh of DLF Ltd and Mr. N.K. Singh, MP (Rajya Sabha) formed the Indian Head Injury Foundation.

Support IHIF to improve treatment of needy patients suffering from Head & Spine Injuries.
• Patients from lower socio economic backgrounds need support for the Treatment, Medicines, Surgery and Post Surgery Care.
• Rehabilitation of such patients includes the cost of PHYSIO THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH THERAPY, and PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE as per the case requirements.
• The need is also to provide AIDS AND APPLIANCES to these patients for maximizing their ability to do activities of daily living independently.
• Financial assistance is also required to enable economic independence through suitable vocational training for the victim and also to support the family below poverty line.

For One Year                                          For One Year
PINK CARD                                            BLUE CARD
Rs. 20,000 / Rs. 2,000 per month         Rs. 45,000 / Rs. 4,000 per month

For being honorary members of the IHIF Foundation
Rs. 60,000Rs.      1,00,000                 Above Rs. 10,00,000

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