Jul 11, 2020

Challenges came over amidst Covid-19 outbreak and Cyclone 'Amphan'

Services to Senior Citizens
Services to Senior Citizens

The robust health Team of ‘Sabuj Sangha’ continued reaching out the hard to reach communities in remote villages of vastly spread deep Sunderbans amidst Covid-19 outbreak and cyclone ‘Amphan’.

The already ailing people who needed emergency medical support with devastating cyclone ‘Amphan’ amidst the consistent lock down for the fast spreading Covid-19 thus relived again with the hope to see a better tomorrow.

The marginalised people of Sunderbans still deprived of basic amenities like education, employment, health etc. and continued to live at the mercy of destiny are now gradually getting the essential health facilities. Services through their established Rural Health Centre at remote Nandakumarpur village namely ‘Swarnalata Sabuj Seva Sadan’ also continued along with the outreach camps organised in the deeper areas not only for the ailig people but also to reach out to tand by them at this extreme crisis hours. .

OPD clinics at ‘Swarnalata Sabuj Seva Sadan’ remained operational throughout and treatment including diagnostic services continued during March, April, May & June 2020. The trend of diseases which were observed during this period was common cough & cold, fever, eye related problem, gastroenteritis, hypertension, ache in bone joints, complications due to high sugar, respiratory trouble, abdominal pain, skin infection etc. Also as mentioned emergency care were also given. Altogether 1604 patients received health care facilities through OPD services during March- June’20 period.

Diagnostic cares provided in Mar’20- June’20:

-       Pathology: 577,

-       ECG: 55,

-       USG: 250 and

-        X-Ray: 92

Health care services through IPD

Through IPD general patients as well as patients through Govt. Health schemes were treated and institutional deliveries conducted. The number of persons provided health care in IPD through RHTC are as follows:

-        IPD through Govt. Scheme: 9

-         Others: 30

We are very glad to inform you that we could deliver altogether 5 babies through our IPD services at our Rural Health Centre during and immediately after Amphan cyclone.

Health services through Outreach Health Camp

Health check-ups & treatment facility with medicinal support & diagnostic care through outreach camps were provided to people, which benefitted people to a large extent. It has been noticed that; the people are gradually being conscious to take care of their health and as such, patient’s flow increased. The type of diseases treated was same as mentioned under OPD services. During the period from March - June 20202052 patients were treated through outreach camps.

We apologise for the unintentional delay for the reports caused due to nationwide uneasy times for Covid-19 outbreak & also for the hit by cyclone on the deadly night of 20th May, 2020 when entire Sunderbans with vast areas of coastal West Bengal devastated with strong gale wind at around 200 Km/ hour speed.

Appeal

We are deeply indebted to all those who has been consistent in our mission to serve the ailed people of deeper Sunderbans.

We appeal to all other and can see our report right now, to please stand by us in our long but consistent effort of serving the ill-fated marginalised people of Sunderbans with our Health Services.

Health Inspection of Adolescent Girls
Health Inspection of Adolescent Girls
Reach out to Communities with Ambulance Service
Reach out to Communities with Ambulance Service
Antenatal Care
Antenatal Care
Post Natal Care
Post Natal Care
Seeing Doctor following all Covid-19 Directives
Seeing Doctor following all Covid-19 Directives
Distributing Medicines
Distributing Medicines
Jul 11, 2020

Mala* still dreams of the Wings to fly

Mala* - determine to attain dreams
Mala* - determine to attain dreams

Amidst worldwide fast spreading Covid-19 all our educational units, also got closed for indefinite period following the govt. order of nationwide lockdown and closure of education institutions. We regret only for this reason we are not able to provide timely reporting.

Also on 20th May, 2000 the severe cyclone Amphan with around 200 Km/ hour gale wind devastated Sunderbans vastly including many of our establishments through which we support to the deprived vulnerable marginalized communities in deep hard to reach Sunderbans.

But we are in consistent touch with all our pupils who mostly belong to financially back trodden families in deep remote Sunderbans. With the opportunities they receive through "Nayantara" a Girl Child Sponsorship Programme they entered the gateway to go ahead with their dreams of becoming self-sustained and create own identity by becoming strong contenders of all future battles and stop all social evils of Girl Child Explication, Early marriage, Trafficking, Drop Outs etc. with the knowledge and skills they receive through the programme

Such a case we are giving today here-

CASE STORY:

Remember Mala*? - The girl who dreams of becoming a MedicalStudent despite the entire crisis she is going through? She is now of 16 years and completed her first level of Pubic Examination Madhyamik Pariksha (10th level examination) last March, 2020.

You may recall that Mala* along with her two younger siblings (one sister and one brother), Parents (Father- Binoy* and Mother- Kamini*) and Grandmother (Sabita*) stays in a mud house with two isolated rooms thatched with plastic sheets and straw.

The house is located at a lower elevation from the main village road. Thus they often face problems of mobility and waterborne diseases rising from water logging in rainy days.

With continuous lockdown amidst the wide spread of Covid -19 situation their main resource of earning on which the family majorly sustains – An eatery of Fast Food has remained closed since March, 2020. Mala* & her mother used to share hands with Binoy* in running the business. But with the prolonged lockdown they are now without any earnings.

Moreover the house they stay in has been vastly devastated at the severe Amphan cyclone hit on 20th May, 2020.

You may also recall that Mala’s* mother often falls ill with a chronic mental ailment. Now with times and pressure of responsibilities Binoy* too has become a patient of Heart Disease. Binoy* struggling to manage the two times meals barely from the little cultivation of seasonal vegetables and paddy by hiring small tract of agricultural land. They don’t have their own land to cultivate.

Yet even in this crisis Mala* who joined Nayantara Programme three years back with strong zeal still eagle eyed at her dream to be a Doctor.

Appeal

Cyclone ‘Amphan’ has widely devastated Sunderbans amidst the consistent lockdown for the fast spreading Corona Virus. Yet the little young girls there are steady at their dreams to sae their families and their dreams as well.

Please help Mala* and the girls alike from deep remote Sunderbans who dare to dream to be self-reliant and make their own identity.

Mala* with younger sister & ailing mother
Mala* with younger sister & ailing mother
Jul 10, 2020

Health Services continued amidst fast spreading Covid-19

Waiting at Que to see the Doctor
Waiting at Que to see the Doctor

Amidst the wide and fast spreading Covid 19 Pandemic Sabuj Sangha in consortium with National Health Mission (NHM) and Health Department- Govt. of West Bengal continued their consistent health outreach camps at the forest infested closed tea garden areas of Alipurduar district to the extremely hard to reach communities at Himalayan Doors in West Bengal, India.

We maintained all directives during catering the Health Services issued by Govt. of India as well as Government of Wet Bengal of maintaining social distancing and other pertinent rules of personal protection to avoid unwanted contamination of the fast spreading Coronavirus.

We are deeply indebted to National Health Mission (NHM) and Health Department- Govt. of West Bengal to retain the consortium in these noble essential efforts with facilities like free doctor’s consultation, medication, counseling, pathological diagnostic cares, reference for further treatments, arrangement to send critical cases to better health institutions, reference, referral cases to the govt. hospitals etc.

The hard to reach now closed 6 closed tea garden areas are:

  1. Dhumsipara Tea Garden
  2. Hantapara Tea Garden 
  3. Garganda Tea Garden 
  4. Birpara Tea Garden 
  5. Dimdima Tea Garden and
  6. Tulsipara Tea Garden 

We continue to organize multiple medical camps at each of the locations so that all patients can be taken into complete health care observation and required follow ups. The commonly seen health issues in these areas are Cold, Fever, Gynaecological Problems, Hypertension, Anaemia etc. From the remotest corners of these areas ailing people thus avail these services to their close proximity.

Special care services of pregnant mothers through different kinds of tests, like-HIV, Haemoglobin, Blood group etc. and providing medicines following the doctor’s advices continued to be catered. Health issues related to increasing age and/or adolescence are also treated.

During March, 2020 we organized 25 such Medical Camps and served 2415 Patients by experienced Doctors. Out of which there are 49 cases are of reproductive health. Around 422 Diagnostic tests were made in the month of March, 2020. 54 Patients are sent to Govt. Hospitals as referral cases which cannot be addressed in the Camps.

We are greatly indebted to those who continued to support us in the noble initiative to reach out and serve the earlier unreached people.

We hope that this support would be continued for reaching out more un-reached people who are still deprived of the basic services of Health required essentially. 

Please keep on communicating all your friends and acquaintance for extending their support and join our hands in the initiative which needed to be continued for the most misfortune ailing people in remote Alipurduar, West Bengal, India.

Registering Names maintaining Social Distance
Registering Names maintaining Social Distance
Seeing the Doctor with personal protection
Seeing the Doctor with personal protection
Blood smear testing maintaining distance
Blood smear testing maintaining distance
 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.