Maharashtra Arogya Mandal

Maharashtra Arogya Mandal believes that good health and education are the stepping stones for the success of any society and is committed to provide the same to the rural and tribal communities which are economically and socially challenged currently in India.
Apr 29, 2012

Project report for March_April_2012

 MAM conducted free sickle cell health check up camp in from 31st of March 2012 to 3rd April 2012.During the journey we had medicine distribution for our 5 old diagnosed sickle cell patients at Dhule, Maharashtra.

 On Sunday 1st April 2012, 213 old diagnosed sickle cell patients were clinically examined and were given free medications. Also screening of new 42 tribal individuals was done among which 21 were diagnosed as carriers and 8 patients were identified as sufferers. Advice and counseling regarding the dietary and behavioral regime was also given both old and new patients. The carriers were provided with counseling emphasis was given on premarital guidance specifically to unmarried individuals.  The 13 individuals were diagnosed as normal which were also guided for this social problem. All the individuals were from different tribal parts of Nandurbar district and from the neighboring state of Maharashtra viz. Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh mostly from low socio economic class.

 On Monday 2nd April 2012 similarly 237 old patients had been given medications and 47 new individuals were screened for sickle cell disease. Newly screened 7 patients were diagnosed as sufferers and 16 were diagnosed as carriers and 24 individuals as normal.

Premarital counseling, guidance regarding the behavioral and dietary regime, medication was given to the patients.

 Counseling was given to carrier patients.

The Normal tribal individuals (24) were also guided regarding the preventive and social aspect of this disease

 On 1st and 2nd April 2012 internationally renowned Sickle Cell Scientist Dr. Graham Serjeant from Jamaica (West Indies) visited the project site. He also guided the team members regarding the clinical manifestation of Sickle Cell and its update management procedures. Along with him sickle cell expert and Child Specialist from Gujarat Dr. Jyotish Patel also examined sickle cell patients.

On this occasion a ceremony was held at Dhadgaon Dist. Nandurbar. Maharashtra in which the website of the project was inaugurated www.sicklecell-mam.org by the auspicious hands of Dr. Graham Serjeant. Also on this occasion the identity cards issued by Government of Maharashtra for the Sickle cell patients were distributed by propitious hands of Dr. Jyotish Patel. MAM Secretary Mr. Anil Gujar, Mr. Arun Gujar Trustee MAM, Sickle Cell Project In charge Dr.S.L.Kate, Dr. R.Z. Patel (Pathologist),  Dr. B.D. Patel (Surgeon), Mr. Sampat Ramteke (President:- Sickle Cell Society of India), Ex. MLA Rameshbhai Pawara, Prof. Hari Yeola, Manoj Pawara were the dignitaries present at this occasion. Institutional team members Dr.Prashant Dalvi, Dr.Girish Kulkarni, Dr.Yogesh S.Prabhune, Dr. Rajendra Patil were also present on this occasion

Please see the attached report for pictures.

Total patients attended during this camp :  old patients 455 + newly diagnosed  15 = 470


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Jan 30, 2012

Sickle Cell Anaemia Project report January-2012

Details of Camps conducted in December 2011.

 MAM has conducted free sickle cell health check up camp in 24th December 2011 from of 26th December 2011. During the journey we had a check up of 4 old diagnosed sickle cell patients at Dhule Highway. On Sunday 25th December 2011 293 old diagnosed sickle cell patients were clinically examined and were given free medications. Also screening of new 83 patients was done among which 41 were diagnosed as carriers and 28 patients were identified as sufferers. Advice and counseling regarding the dietary and behavioral regime was also given both old and new patients. The carriers were provided with counseling emphasis was given on premarital guidance specifically to unmarried individuals.  14 individuals were diagnosed as normal which were also guided for this social problem. All the individuals were from different tribal parts of Nandurbar district mostly from low socioeconomic class.

 

On 26th Dec. 2011 similarly 251 old patients had undergone medical check up and 47 new patients were screened for sickle cell disease. In Newly screened patients 9 patients were diagnosed as sufferers and 26 were diagnosed as carriers. 12 individuals were diagnosed as normal. Premarital counseling, guidance regarding the behavioral and dietary regime was given to the patients. Counseling was given to carrier patients. The Normal people were also guided regarding the prevention of this disease. In this camp one sufferer patient of CTEV (congenital talipes equinovarus) commonly known as clubbed foot was observed.

Looking at the intense cold climate in the project area during this camp the cloths and 50 sweaters were distributed free to needy sickle cell patients.   


Attachments:
Nov 1, 2011

Sickle Cell Project Report

MAM conducted free sickle cell health check up camps recently in the months of August & October 2011. During the August Camp 682 total patients were screened of which 544 were old patients and 138 new patients. Of the new patients, 58 were diagnosed as sufferers and 41 were diagnosed as carriers. During the October Camp 573 total patients were screened of which 444 were old patients and 129 new patients. Of the new patients, 41 were diagnosed as sufferers and 54 were diagnosed as carriers.

Premarital counselling, guidance regarding the behavioral and dietary regime was given to the patients. Counselling was given to carrier patients. The Normal people were also guided regarding the prevention of this disease 

Appeal for individual donors:

  • In the Sickle Cell disease the iron tonics are not indicated as they may result iron overload. In this situation we have to emphasis on nutritious natural food ingredients which are iron rich. We also require support for nutritional supplementation as the tribal are very poor and cannot afford nutritious food supplements.
  • Behavioural regime plays an important role as if the patients are provided with warm accessories, blankets, umbrellas, Sweaters, Hot water bags etc. They can be get protection in extreme cold environment which will avoid the Sickle cell crisis (Unbearable Joint pains). We require support from you for such Medico Social cause.
  • Medicines and the expenses for approx. 500 patients in each camp are borne by MAM we require support from you to sponsor a medical health check up camp.
  • We also plan to make a partial shelter in front of our Sickle Cell Dawakhana we require a sponsor for this it is a need because it will give shade and protection during summer and rainy seasons.
  • Electricity cut off is common in rural and tribal area. As we work in tribal area we plan to set a solar panel which will be helpful in summer and winter (7-8 months in a year)  to generate electricity as the blood test carried out for sickle cell diagnosis require electricity.  Donors are requested to help for this social cause.  



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