When you set out to do what nature wants of you, the universe cooperates with you. Swasthya Swaraj Society (SSS) came into existence because one person responded to this call within, disturbed by the shocking levels of inequality in healthcare in a tribal area and plunged herself into the deep waters not knowing what lay beneath.
From the very beginning young doctors started joining the team from different parts of the country. All who came were passionate about closing this yawning gap of inequity in healthcare and were not interested in personal gains.
Supporters: Tata Trusts who were looking for health partners in south-west Odisha, readily offered to help the new undertaking even before the legal formalities were complete. The new society elected Dr. Suranjan Bhattacharji from CMC Vellore as the new President in place of Harish Hande who resigned. Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS) Ganiyari, Bilaspur was the strongest support system for Swasthya Swaraj from the very beginning