Feb 10, 2020

Health Team gets Tears & Smiles in deep gratitude

Young pregnant at the OPD of Rural Health Centre
Young pregnant at the OPD of Rural Health Centre

Sabuj Sangha’ remained persistent to reach out the communities in remote villages of vastly spread Sunderbans under with various activities who are still deprived of basic amenities education, employment, health etc. and continued to live at the mercy of destiny. Coupled with this deprivations Nature’s sudden fury often make their lives miserable. In such circumstances Sabuj Sangha’s robust health team continued reaching out them with regular health camps at remote locations and services through their established Rural Health Centre at remote Nandakumarpur village namely ‘Swarnalata Sabuj Seva Sadan’. Thus they continue the services through the Community Health Programme.

Worthy of mentioning that ever since the devastating severe Cyclone Bulbul made a landfall in the vast areas of Sunderbans on 9th November, 2019 Sabuj Sangha consistently making their health services reached out the affected communities under Namkhana, Mathurapur II and Patharpratima blocks of coastal South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India.

Also the routine services of community health care continued.

Health care service through OPD at Rural Health Care Unit – ‘Swarnalata Sabuj Seva Sadan’

OPD clinics at ‘Swarnalata Sabuj Seva Sadan’ remained operational and treatment including diagnostic services continued during January, 2020. The trend diseases observed during the month 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. During January, 2020 total 603 patients received health care facilities.  

Diagnostic cares provided:

-        Pathology: 235

-        ECG: 10, 

-        USG: 44 and

-        X-Ray: 26

Health care services through IPD

Through IPD general patients as well as patients through Govt. Health schemes were treated and institutional deliveries conducted. During January-2020, the number of persons provided health care in IPD through RHTC are as follows:

-         IPD Delivery: 2

-         Others: 8

Health services through Outreach Health Camp

Health checkup & 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 January, 2020 - 873 patients were treated through outreach camps.

Case Story

Now pregnant Mrs. Suchitra* Dalui lives with her husband Mr. Krishna* Dalui and family at remote Herambagopalpur village of Patharpratima block in South 24 Parganas district. Mr. Dalui is a daily wage labourer in closely located bricks field to sustain his family expenses. Sumitra also shares hand with her husband in earning sustenance.

She got married at a very tender age of 16 (sixteen) testifying the fact of prevalent child marriage trend in the area. When she was found to be pregnant her hemoglobin level was 10.2gm/dl with a height of 142 cms. At such low hemoglobin level and being pregnant at such young age she was identified and as belongs to Risk Motherhood Category by the community health worker of Sabuj Sangha while visiting her house. Thus she was taken under observation by the Sabuj Sangha health team. She was continuously monitored by the Community Health Workers and was provided with essential consultation, medicines and supplementary micro nutrients through the Antenatal Care (ANC) camps.

At the most shocking course of incident even during pregnancy she was being forced to go for laborious works to ensure the earnings. When she denied obeying such dictum she was forcedly separated from her family.

In such circumstances only Sabuj Sangha’s consistent monitoring and acre remained as Suchitra’s* only ray of hope. The Sabuj Sangha health team now in consistent touch with her providing her all care and support she requires at such tender period of motherhood. She is being provided medicines, doctor’s consultations supplementary foods etc. free of any cost.

At deep gratitude Suchitra* says that she is extremely lucky to have such affection and care from Sabuj Sangha. Felt with tears in her eyes she expressed her indebtedness to the organisation.

* Names of all individuals altered to maintain privacy and safety.

IPD Patients under Govt. Scheme being registered
IPD Patients under Govt. Scheme being registered
Adolescent Health Checkups
Adolescent Health Checkups
Senior Citizens at que for Medicines
Senior Citizens at que for Medicines
Bulbul cyclone affected people for medicines
Bulbul cyclone affected people for medicines
Suchitra* awaits for her child to born
Suchitra* awaits for her child to born
Feb 10, 2020

Srabana* steady at her pursuit to be a Computer Engineer and also a Singer

Srabana* with her grandmother before their house
Srabana* with her grandmother before their house

'Srabana* is a 14 years old girl hails from remote Nandakumarpur village under Nandakumarpur Gram Panchayat of Mathurapur II administrative block in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India. She studies in 10th standard at the Nandakumarpur High School. Both of her Father Mr. Nityagopal* and Mother Mrs. Rupali* work as peon and sweeper respectively in the same school she studies, i.e. Nandakumarpur High School and earns around INR 7000.00- 10000.00 altogether. Srabana* stays with her parents and grandmother together in a semi pucca house at Nandakumarpur village.

Srabana* is associated with ‘Nayantara’ programme at the Nandakumarpur Nayantara Centre since 2017. She has been a good student since the very beginning. She has exhibited her excellence in all her examinations. She has scored quiet well in the last annual decisive examination of 9th standard. Right now she is studying in 10th standard and preparing for scoring better in the 10th standard final examination by the West Bengal Board of Secondary education – ‘Madhyamik Pariksha’. She is going to appear for the Madhyamik Pariksha next year i.e. 2021.

Srabana* maintains a strict discipline for betterment in studies. She also has deep interest in Music and Computers. She is learning Vocal Music since quiet a few years. She also aspires to pursue higher studies in Computer Engineering and become a Computer Engineer.

Srabana’s parents both are from humble origin and struggles hard to sustain their expenses. Earlier they had issues with Srabana’s studies. They used to think her to be got married as early possible. They didn’t believe that a girl can even do better in studies and pursue her dream career and the life they aspire.

But with consistent efforts of persuasion on essentiality of studies in a child’s growth by the Nayantara team, the trainings and interactions at regular intervals and after witnessing the consistent progress made their daughter they have changed their views of life. Now they believe that even girls can do as better, if not more, as a boy. They now aspire to see their girl become successful in reaching all her dreams.

* Names of all individuals altered to maintain safety & privacy.

Sabuj Sangha’s relentless effort to empower the adolescent girls belonging to marginalized vulnerable communities is now running 4 years. We are grateful to all those who continued supporting the Noble Cause of empowering the Adolescent Girls in the remote corners close to the forest infested Sunderbans. The support you made are utilized for their education, nutrition, trainings etc. to make them more self sufficient and build their dream career.

This efforts are also creating a bunch of girls who are acting as catalyst and watch dog oh the community who are fighting against the social menaces of Child Marriage, Girl Child ignorance, Exploitation in various ways etc.

Yet we need to walk miles to reach our target of attaining thousands such girls in the remote villages. We direly need your support more & more in this regard. Please also tell your friends and spread the message for the needs of empowering such girls who have every possibility to bloom to be as responsible persons in the society.

Srabana* at studies in their house courtyard
Srabana* at studies in their house courtyard
Srabana* (2nd from left) with library card
Srabana* (2nd from left) with library card
Srabana* (2nd from left)  and her Nayantara mates
Srabana* (2nd from left) and her Nayantara mates
Feb 10, 2020

Prerona* with a shy smile aspires to be a Doctor

Prerona* in her shy but bright smile
Prerona* in her shy but bright smile

Prerona* Adak is a calm and quiet little girl with a very gentle disposition studies in 4th Standard of the school. She has been studying in the school since last three years. It is observed that she is shy by nature and always keeps neat and clean. She respects her elders.

Her father Mr. Umapati* Adak is a farmer and the lone earner of the family. On an average he earns around INR 6000.00 per month. Her mother Mrs. Runu* Adak is a home maker managing the household chore in steep hardship with an everlasting smile.

All through since the very beginning Prerona* has been a hard working and consistent good performances. She has scored more than 85% marks in the last decisive annual examination of 3rd standard and stood second in the class. In her words, “I will try to come first in the next year and increase the percentage of marks.

Also as a very punctual and an attending student she has caught attention of the teachers. Prerona* is good in all subjects gradually progressing in her studies. But she has special interest in Mathematics and English which is prominent in her marks.

She also has interest in Dancing and outdoor games. So far observed she is alert in maintaining her personal hygiene. She is happy that though belong to remote village they have own pucca Sanitary Toilet. The knowledge on essentiality of maintaining personal hygiene that was imparted in schools helped her understanding the importance. She also takes active initiative in making others aware on the matter.

A person of a pleasant smiling personality Prerona* aspire to be Doctor when grows up.  

* Names of all individuals are altered to mantain Privacy & Safety.  

Prerona* (in the middle) with her class-mates
Prerona* (in the middle) with her class-mates
Prerona* at Dance Practice with her other mates
Prerona* at Dance Practice with her other mates
 
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