Unsafe working conditions in the mines of Rajasthan lead to high numbers of silicosis and tuberculosis. Often fatal, the building of medical camps is critical to the survival of the mineworkers.
Health care has always been a neglected issue among mineworkers. Extreme climatic conditions, hard physical labor, the presence of occupational health hazards in the mines, and the lack of safety equipment lead to widespread health problems among mineworkers. The rural communities of the Thar Desert are plagued by dust-born diseases, such as silicosis and tuberculosis, and their isolated location and poverty deny them access to health care. Without treatment, the diseases often prove fatal.
In Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, there are over 70,000 marble and sandstone mineworkers. Funding will ensure the building of 15 medical camps in the region. Patients will be provided diagnosis and treatment, including low-cost medication.
Mineworkers and the children of mineworkers will have better access to healthcare.
These rural mining communities are very isolated. Access to medical care is considered a luxury. In reality, due to the health hazards of working in the mines, medical care [and camps] is a necessity. - Balu Iyer, IDEX Asia Program Director
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,193
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
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Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,193
The original project funding goal was $2,473.
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Thanks to 7 donors like you, a total of $3,193 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
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