Jul 3, 2017

Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India (#17005)

It has indeed been overwhelming to receive funds that have allowed us to set up and operate ten primary health care centres (5 Rural Clinics and 5 Urban Clinics) in across four districts of West Bengal, India reaching out to over 1.1 million people. Each centre runs four departments namely General Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry and Homoeopathy. At the cost of INR 60 ($ 1), patients are provided diagnosis and free medicine for seven days. The centres also provide free spectacles to those in need. Beside this, each primary health care centre, in collaboration with other organizations, facilitates free cataract and cleft lip/palate surgeries for those in need. 

The task at hand is huge and our intention over the last few years,  has been to spread out and serve as many people as we can, by establishing more such healthcare centres. The need in the current times is to scale up our existing operations to other districts of the state. In order to operate and set up new centres, we require constant funding. The funds would be used for purchasing medical equipment, hiring medical as well as support staff, staff at the Head Office, setting up infrastructure at the clinics, purchasing medicines etc. 

Since the Government run medical facilities are sparse in these rural areas , news of patients benefitting from the treatment received at our clinic spreads to the neighbouring villages , resulting in constant increase of footfall of patients at our clinics. We therefore feel the need to reach out to more such areas addressing the needs of more patients.

The following is the feedback of a patient who is benefitted from our services. 

Nadira is a resident of Bamunpara, district Nadia, and a weaver by profession , used to earn her daily living but due to fading eye sight could not continue with her work. Earlier in the area where we operate now, for a spectacle one  had to travel to the nearest town and pay hefty fees to the doctor along with the cost of the spectacles to be able to see or read properly. One such spectacle would  cost not less than 1000/-

Once our centre became operational, Nadira came to our centre and got her eyes tested and also received prescribed  medicines by qualified doctors. Spectacle was given to her at free of cost since she could not afford to pay.Soon she was relieved of the trouble of going to town and paying hefty fee to the doctor.

Now Nadira  is busy with her job of weaving and earning her money again. She has returned to her normal life .The money saved by her is now invested to educate her children.

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Jul 3, 2017

Set Up A New Rural Health Care Centre

It has indeed been overwhelming to receive funds that have allowed us to set up and operate ten primary health care centres (5 Rural Clinics and 5 Urban Clinics) in across four districts of West Bengal, India reaching out to over 1.1 million people. Each centre runs four departments namely General Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry and Homoeopathy. At the cost of INR 60 ($ 1), patients are provided diagnosis and free medicine for seven days. The centres also provide free spectacles to those in need. Beside this, each primary health care centre, in collaboration with other organizations, facilitates free cataract and cleft lip/palate surgeries for those in need. 

 The task at hand is huge and our intention over the last few years,  has been to spread out and serve as many people as we can, by establishing more such healthcare centres. The need in the current times is to scale up our existing operations to other districts of the state. In order to operate and set up new centres, we require constant funding. The funds would be used for purchasing medical equipment, hiring medical as well as support staff, staff at the Head Office, setting up infrastructure at the clinics, purchasing medicines etc. 

 Since the Government run medical facilities are sparse in these rural areas , news of patients benefitting from the treatment received at our clinic spreads to the neighbouring villages , resulting in constant increase of footfall of patients at our clinics. We therefore feel the need to reach out to more such areas addressing the needs of more patients.

 The following is the feedback of a patient who is benefitted from our services. 

Nadira a resident of Bamunpara, district Nadia, a weaver by profession , used to earn her daily living but due to fading eye sight could not continue with her work as it required very fine stitching. Earlier in the area where we operate now, for a spectacle one  had to travel to the nearest town and pay hefty fees to the doctor along with the cost of the spectacles to be able to see or read properly. One such spectacle would cost not less than 1000/-

Once our centre became operational, Nadira came to our centre and got her eyes tested and also received prescribed  medicines by qualified doctors. Spectacle was given to her at free of cost since she could not afford to pay.Soon she was relieved of the trouble of going to town and paying hefty fee to the doctor.

Now Nadira  is busy with her job of weaving and earning her money again. She has returned to her normal life .The money saved by her is now invested to educate her children.

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Jul 3, 2017

Help us to set up new primary health care centre in rural areas of India

The doctor checking Mariam's blood pressure
The doctor checking Mariam's blood pressure

It has indeed been overwhelming to receive funds that have allowed us to set up and operate seventeen primary health care centres (11 Rural Clinics and 6 Urban Clinics) in and across West Bengal, India, reaching out to over 1.7 million people. Each centre runs four departments namely General Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry and Homoeopathy. At the cost of INR 60 ($ 1), patients are provided diagnosis and free medicine for seven days. The centres also provide free spectacles to those in need. Besides this, each primary health care centre, in collaboration with other organizations, facilitates free cataract and cleft lip/palate surgeries for those in need. 

The task at hand is huge and our intention over the last few years,  has been to spread out and serve as many people as we can, by establishing more such healthcare centres. The need in the current times is to scale up our existing operations to other districts of the state. In order to operate and set up new centres, we require constant funding. The funds would be used for purchasing medical equipment, hiring medical as well as support staff, staff at the Head Office, setting up infrastructure at the clinics, purchasing medicines etc. 

Since the Government run medical facilities are sparse in these rural areas , news of patients benefitting from the treatment received at our clinics spreads to the neighbouring villages , resulting in constant increase of footfall of patients at our clinics. We therefore feel the need to reach out to more such areas addressing the needs of more patients.

The following is the feedback of a patient who is benefitted from our services: 

Mariam, a 44 year old woman and a resident of Barddhaman, has two children. Her elder daughter is married and she has nearly no money to get her younger daughter to do the same. She works as domestic help in several houses in the neighbouring towns. However, recently she has not been able to work consistently because of fluctuating blood pressure. High blood pressure had led to stroke by damaging and weakening her brain's blood vessels. Affording expensive check-ups was not possible for her with such a low income. Then she decided to visit our centre for a check-up as the fee we charged was nominal and within her reach. Our health care clinic being well-equipped with qualified professionals guided Mariam and assisted her with proper diagnosis.

Marium said the doctors that she has always believed in homeopathy and it would be great if we could provide her the same treatment. Respecting her belief and with qualified homeopathy doctors present at our centre, she was being referred to our homeopathy physician. Our doctor analysed her conditions and based upon the observation he prescribed her with homeopathic medicines; which again was supplied to her by us at very nominal cost. 

It has been six months since Marium visited our centre for the first time. Today she still comes for follow-up whenever asked. But she is very happy now as she never faced a stroke again and felt recovered. The prescribed medicines helped her get back to work and start living a normal life.

However, Marium is one among many who needs similar help and to provide such help our organization needs support from our donors. Each donor can change a life of a person in need. 

 
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