Voluntary Medicare Society
Established in the year 1970 as a medico-social voluntary organization dedicated to the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of potential beneficiaries and to the empowerment of society.


NH1, Bemina By-pass, adjacent to Haj House - SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Srinagar, J&K - 190018



The society is registered with the registrar of societies J&K Govt. under No. 130 of 1970. The Society is located in the serene Environment spread over 46 kanals nearly 10 Km away from Srinagar airport, adjacent to Skims Medical College Bemina on National Highway Bye-pass Srinagar.

The Voluntary Medicare society of J&K was established in the year 1970 as a medico-social voluntary organization dedicated to the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of physically and mentally challenged persons irrespective of caste, color, creed, and religion. It was founded by Dr.Mir Mohammad Maqbool (Retd. Professor and head of ENT Deptt. Government Medical College, Srinagar with the support of few doctors.

Initially, the society visited far-flung areas of the valley and treated hundreds of deserving ailing patients whom specialist care and necessary treatment were given at their doorsteps, and those needing hospitalization or surgery were brought to hospitals.
Over the years, Society has grown to aim to improve the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.










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VMS Departments

Shafaqat Special

“in the year 1995 the VMS founded a special school for rehabilitation of children challenged with metal, orthopedic, speech and hearing problems

Shafaqat Rehabilitation Cente

(SRC) at Voluntary Medicare Society is a specialty medical rehabilitation center providing comprehensive physical and cognitive rehabilitation services.

Prosthetic &
Orthotic Center

In collaboration with International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC, Geneva) we have established a prosthetic and orthotic center for persons with limb amputations.

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A mental health unit was also established by the name Sawab center for people with various psycho-social issues. The center runs under the guidance of Dr. Mushtaq Marghoob (H.O.D IMHANS).

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Increased involvement in exercise programs, competitive sports, and fitness activities has led to further inquiry into the broader concepts of performance, prevention of further deterioration of a given disability.

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Visually Impaired
Rehabilitation Unit

It is run by trained visually impaired staff.
The department provides mobility, ADLs, braille, computer training, caregiver training, early learning kits and ophthalmology consultations.