About Us

ihif_logo Founded in February 2007 by His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur, the Indian Head Injury Foundation was the outcome of a father’s concern for his injured son. After Maharaja Gaj Singh’s son Yuvraj Shivraj Singh suffered a serious head injury during a polo match, the family was subject to countless medical procedures, numerous remedial opinions and many tough decisions. Seeing the state of India’s social and medical response to head injury accidents and brain trauma, the Maharaja started on a mission to build a comprehensive system for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury, and to provide neuro-rehabilitation to the victims of such unfortunate incidents.

Today is World Physiotherapy Day. Mental disorders either through injury or otherwise, are India’s ignored reality. To catch up with the world best practices, we need many many more Physios and Psycho Analysts.

Sadly, the Indian story is totally unsatisfactory in this special needs area and is a matter of great concern. 65000 is the essential shortage of physiotherapists, but unfortunately, even those available don't find jobs due lack of infrastructure, public apathy, lack of understanding of the essentiality of Rehab, and no concern by the Gov't. It is by and large NGOs that help the poor and burgeoning numbers in whatever way possible. There is a need for a collective and systems approach to lick this problem, otherwise the road is only one way and that is Down Hill. Please see the linked story: https://t.co/DnJYKeNsDF

Ranbir Talwar

Today is World Physiotherapy Day. Mental disorders either through injury or otherwise, are India’s ignored reality. To catch up with the world best practices, we need many many more Physios and Psycho Analysts. Sadly, the Indian story is totally unsatisfactory in this special needs area and is a matter of great concern. 65000 is the essential shortage of physiotherapists, but unfortunately, even those available don’t find jobs due lack of infrastructure, public apathy, lack of understanding of the essentiality of Rehab, and no concern by the Gov’t. It is by and large NGOs that help the poor and burgeoning numbers in whatever way possible. There is a need for a collective and systems approach to lick this problem, otherwise the road is only one way and that is Down Hill. Please see the linked story. Ranbir Talwar https://t.co/DnJYKeNsDF

Partner

ihif_logo Two heads are better than one, so we’re happy to announce our partners SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) with whom we work closely to address the serious issue of road accidents in India. We shall work toward addressing road behavior, spreading awareness on basic safety, pushing for the enforcement of traffic laws, and improving the care head injury and brain trauma victims receive. We shall also work in collaboration with countless other organisations to form the National Road Safety Alliance (NRSA). In working together, we hope to form a solid foundation from which will stem increased awareness, stricter road laws and unmatched medical prowess.