In 1995, our founder, NJ Varughese’s heart was stirred when more than 5,000 people in the region died from an outbreak of malaria.  This led him to launch the  Mobile Medical Unit in 1999 that traveled through the remote villages of northeast India. Our Community Medicine doctor, Dr. Hari Babu, led this team and has treated more than 100,000 patients who suffered from a variety of illnesses and diseases since that time.  Today, the MMU, is known as Rural Medical Services and is managed by our staff at Shanti Bhavan Medical Center.  We have medical teams that travel 3 days a week to the outer remote villages.  Patients who are in critical care are brought to hospital for immediate care.