Sir George Bernard Shaw rightly said, “Give a man health and a course to steer, and he will never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.” The charitable dispensary run by MMCF that extends free medical aid to the needy round the year is a small step to ensure that the community of Mewar lives a healthy and happy life. This dispensary is housed by the City Palace, the living palace that has become an iconic example of heritage and cultural preservation.
Here, services may range from assistance for the elderly to monetary reimbursement for social workers who distribute medicines to the needy and disabled villagers. More than 12,000 patients benefit each year from the dispensary manned by a team of medical professionals. The annual spend on medical aids has seen a steady rise from 42,000 (INR) in 2005-06 to 3 lakhs (INR) in 2012-13. Annual medical checkups are also organised by the foundation for the working staff. The trust also provides miscellaneous charity that is activated in special cases only, or when the demand outweighs the funding available. In most cases, the people applying for assistance are nearing a life or death situation.