Enriching the Lives of the Marginalised Communities of India through Quality Education, Skill development,
Livelihood generation, Healthcare, Environment safety, Disaster response and Agriculture Initiatives
In India, less than 50% of the population has access to essential drugs
In India women have been the traditional healthcare providers in families. The health of children and men folk is their responsibility. And when they fall ill, other women in the family or village are likely to look after them. One of the major problems in the area of primary health is ensuring that medical personnel either reside within the villages that need their services or at least make a daily visit.
The Organisation’s services in a village begin with the establishment of a Village Health Center. This is an outpatient clinic with a qualified M.B.B.S. doctor and a full time qualified Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife (ANM) who is available full time in each village.
A detailed preliminary medical survey is conducted by the ANM in the village to create a beneficiary-wise medical record. This record is updated regularly to track progress. The Organisation is currently running 200 health centers in as many villages. With over 6.2 million outpatient visits so far, this initiative has confirmed the need for such a set up in the villages. The village health centre is also the node of other basic and specialised health initiatives
Till date over 7 million patients have been examined. The Organisation ensures that there is a :
» Visit by a qualified physician every day (for 2-3 hours)
» Full-time health worker (she works out of the Organisation’s Village Health Center and resides in the village)
» 20 essential medicines dispensed. A nominal user charge of Rs 5 is being collected since September, 2013
» Well-appointed health centre in all villages.
» Premises – 500- 1000Sq.Ft. in each village for medical consultation, training, information center and community interaction.
» 63 – Doctors
» 180 – Health workers
» 3- Training centers
» Phone connectivity to health centers – 100%
» Collaborative research project to develop cost effective health care model
» Computerisation of health centers – under progress
» Zero stock outs