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RURAL & URBAN SLUM HEALTH MISSION

There are so many aspects in medical social services which are interlinked with the technicalities of health care and the concepts of social development. People are more receptive when they suffer! Taking advantage of this “receptive state of mind”, health care provision can act as a tool of motivation and social change. It would be fascinating to see such social experiments being undertaken by a health care provider.

In our quest to fulfill our promises of providing “affordable health services to all”, we have an outreach program under which we have been screening and providing basic health care to the people in the vicinity of Amravati. In last three years, DHIMSR has conducted 15 health camps in various Urban Slums, Rural Areas near Amravati and in Melghat. Till date we have provided free services to about 1000 needy patients from slums & villages by organizing free health check up camps.

  1. Hargovind Chartawas, Dharni– 80 patients screened and distributed free of cost medicines.
  2. Health awareness talks organized by Olava Foundation for Self Help Groups in slums.
  3. Vivekananda Chatrawas run by NGO Pradhnya Prabodhini Amravati organized health check up of tribal students residing in their hostel. DHIMSR took “the health patronage” of 20 hostel students and its warden couple for their health problems.
  4. Health Screening Camp in Urban slum Hanuman Nagar: 200 patients screened and treated with free medications.
  5. Peripheral Outreach Program initiated by DHIMSR & conducted a health camp at Mahuli Chor, a small village 35 Km from Amravati where 150 patients were screened and treated.
  6. Free Dental Checkup of school children: 30 students
  7. Adolescent Girls Health Awareness Talk at Bhartiya Vidyalay.
  8. Health camp at Hivra budruk a small village 30 Km from Amravati: 250 patients screened
  9. Free Health Check up camp of 25 full time social workers.
  10. A seminar on Body Donation & Organ donation: Awareness talk & panel discussion
  11. Rugna Sewa Sadan: Cervical Cancer & Breast Cancer screening camp 75 patients screened, 15 PAPS, 5 others.
  12. Bone Mineral Density Measurement & Osteoporosis Detection camp at DHIMSR: 100 patients screened free of cost.
  13. Amravati Cancer Relief Society, Chichfail: Cervical Cancer & Breast Cancer screening camp 25 patients screened, 5 PAPS.
  14. Health Check up of 20 NGO volunteers.
  15. Health Check Up Camp for the Industrial Labor Class of Shree Vallabh Gas agencies 15 patients.

URBAN SLUM HEALTH UNIT:

Realizing the need for improving the lives of people of urban slums and empowering them to bring about inherent changes in the entire social health, we opened Rugna Sewa Sadan on 25th of August 2013. Initially started as a 10 bed dormitory with lodging facility for the patients and their relatives coming from remote areas, the premises were developed into an OPD for local residents too. Also a centre is run for supplying patient aids – “Rugna Sahitya Kendra”. “A cold storage portable coffin” is available at nominal cost for the general public in case of preservation of the corpse over 24 hours. The centre is currently managed by Janakalyan Sewa Sanstha, the parent Trust that works on the basic principles of the DHIMSR. Situated in the densely populated area of Old Amravati city Ambagate area, the centre covers a population of around 25,000 in the slums of budhwara, patvipura, bhajibazar, kharkadipura, kolhapuri gate,

Ongoing Primary Health Care Services

  • A satellite outpatient department for screening of general population in urban slums
  • Out Patient services at nominal fees.
  • Supply of Medicines.
  • Lifestyle diseases.
  • Special Consultation by Expert Doctors through Health Camps and Regular Visits.
  • Maternal and Child Health Clinics.
  • Low cost Investigations and Surgeries for needy poor patients at the parent hospital.

Proposed Community Health Services:

  • Immunization Clinic
  • Under- Five Clinic
  • Anemia Clinic.
  • Promotion of Community Health Volunteers
  • Safe Drinking Water Project
  • Scabies Awareness and treatment campaign
  • School Health Check Up
  • Adolescent Boys and Girls Health Check up and awareness programs.

Proposed Health Education Services :

  • Health Exhibitions
  • Video shows of preventive health issues
  • HIV / AIDS Awareness
  • Counseling Services at the OPD for various health issues through group counseling and one to one counseling sessions.

THE MOBILE DISPENSARY UNIT:

The Outreach Program launched under the banner of “Rural & Urban Slum Health Mission” is dedicated to improve hospitals rapport in urban slums as well as rural areas. DHIMSR plans to have weekly once screening OPD in adopted slum area in Amravati city as well as in rural areas extending in the perimeter of 30-40 kilometers. We plan to develop a network of health workers in the localities who would be trained to screen the diseases and offer basic treatment to the diagnosed patients. A team would consist of a Doctor, Nursing Staff, a female Attendant, and Driver cum male attendant. This team would be visiting our peripheral health centers weekly. The patients so screened would be offered medicines and those who require further investigations and treatment shall be transported to parent unit at DHIMSR.

Late Satish Haware Foundation donated a well equipped ambulance for this project. We are in need of the sponsors for the Mobile Dispensary. The Monthly budget is estimated to be Rs. 30,000/-.

Salient Features:

  1. Free of cost OPD
  2. Low cost medicines
  3. ANC (Pregnancy) check up
  4. Vaccination
  5. Regular Follow up
  6. Health awareness
  7. Act as a tool for social transformation.