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.
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
Proposed Community Health Services:
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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/-.