Perhaps the DCWA's greatest achievement is its Medical Centre at Zamrudpur, near Greater Kailash I. This "Clinic" began in a hut in 1986-87, at a time when Zamrudpur was an under developed area of Jhuggis or Slum dwellings.
The onerous job of the construction of the Medical Centre was entrusted to Deep Dugal, Santosh Khanna and their committee.
The first fund raising drive for the construction of the Medical Centre was launched by Sue Williams, Chairman 1984-85, under "Buy a Brick" scheme where each brick was sold at Rs. 2/-. The money raised was about Rs. 35,000/-. This was augmented when every member compulsorily had to buy at least one brick of Rs. 100. From this beginning the foundation was laid for the collection of funds which helped the construction of the Medical Centre.
Deep Dugal approached the well known Architect. Mr.S.R. Tikekar, personally known to her, to design the Medical Centre, which he did free of cost and Mr.Manohar Singh who built it in record time. Ground was first broken on the 6th February 1985; on the 6th February 1986 the Lt. Governor of Delhi - Air Vice Marshall H.L.Kapur, laid the Foundation Stone. The Clinic had already started operating from the building when the Duchess of Kent formally inaugurated the Centre on 18th November 1986. The 6th day of February has come to stay as the Annual Day of the DCWA Medical Centre.
- The OPD is open six days a week, 9:30am to 4:00pm, providing primary health care and virtually free medical treatment and drugs to destitute families.
- We treat over 1,00,000 patients annually from underprivileged society.
- Prescribed medicines are free of charge.
- A panel of 42 Voluntary Doctors & Specialists - General Physicians, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Dental, Dermatology, Orthopaedics, Cancer, ENT, Cardiology, Neurology, Psychiatry & Opthalmics.
- Free TB investigations and treatment. Cure rate is nearly 100%.
- Facilities offered - Pathology, X-Ray, Radiology, Physiotherapy, Ultrasound, ECG and Immunisation.
- A small Operating Theatre for minor surgeries that don't require in-patient facilities.
- Eye care: Free eye surgeries courtesy Dr. Shroff's Eye Centre.
- HIV/AIDS Awareness and Counselling Division.
- Cancer Awareness and Free Treatment.
- We run a Physiotherapy department in collaboration with the Indian Head Injuries Foundation to treat patients in our Neuro Physio Rehabilitation Centre.
- Two Mobile Medical Vans visit settlement clusters 6 days a week, in Delhi & Gurgaon.
- For patients with heart problems, we have a 'Heart Fund' and tie-up with hospitals for surgeries.
- Preventive Care & Awareness Talks - once a week in basic health care, hygiene, sanitation & common diseases.
- General Health Camps are held once every two months, in and around the city.