Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids

by Purkal Youth Development Society
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Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids
Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids
Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids
Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids
Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids
Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids
Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids
Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids
Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids

Purkal Youth Development Society (PYDS) is a registered Society located in village Purkal, a semi-rural region on the outskirts of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, we enrol children (predominantly girls) with potential from deeply needy and underprivileged families. 

Due to ignorance, unavailability of health facilities and priority to manage two square meals for the family, it is natural for children families to ignore healthcare. We, therefore, provide guaranteed medical care to all our students. We have also employed a qualified nurse.

Annual health check-up is also conducted through tie-ups with various doctors in the city who do it at free or concessional rates. We also emphasize preventive healthcare. Awareness about hygiene and self-care is promoted. Medical camps and workshops are conducted regularly.

In the unfortunate event of a major illness/injury to a student, the Society has stretched itself and ensured full treatment and recovery.

Our medical support covers:-

(i)On-campus dental camp

(ii)Eye examination

(iii)Blood test and Blood Group Identification


(v)Health Talks

(vi)Children are vaccinated against Measles, Typhoid, Tetanus and Pertussis

Our School nurse makes sure that iron tablets are given to children to curb the wide occurrence of anaemia as we have a well-equipped infirmary, and maintains a health booklet containing health records such as immunization, vaccination, weight and eye-sight is maintained for all students from admission till they graduate from school.

We have formed a Health and Wellness club to teach children about health awareness and hygiene, those who are ill are taught about the preventive measures and first aid, they are even taught about stress management during exams and posters regarding health management have been put up in every classroom.

A few years ago as the cases of Tuberculosis had increased in our School and we were facing problems of not being able to provide medicines, therefore, PYDS collaborated with the Doon Hospital which helped us overcome the problem.

We have established a Medical Nursery for the students in which they are taught about Ayurvedic medicines and herbs to include in their everyday life so that they are not dependant on Allopathic medicines always. One of the cases of a student that took place recently was that the student suffered from Dengue and her platelet count had dropped down to 30,000 which is very crucial but under good guidance, she was treated through ayurvedic medicines and good diet management, the student recovered well and is healthy today.

We were progressing thoroughly with our medical care, these updates had been done in the month of January to mid-March but as the whole world is facing COVID-19 problems, we are also going through the same challenges but as the School continues to remain closed due to COVID-19 Pandemic. We strongly abide by helping students who need medical help during this time period. Our teachers are tracking medical requirements and providing support wherever needed.

We thank you for the wonderful support that you are providing to our cause. Your support to us during these tough times is deeply appreciated. 

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An Enriching Start of the New Year!

Gujarat Educational Trip 2020

As a part of our holistic care, the Society organises an inter and intra-state educational trip annually. These 15-day trips are conducted during the Summer and Winter vacation break. We have over the years taken students to Odisha, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and others. This year, we organised our annual trip to Gujarat, westernmost state of India. We structured the itinerary around the topics that were the part of the academics of the students.

Through this tour, we were able to educate students in a practical and interesting manner. Something that is seen in reality can be easily perceived than something that we simply read in a book. This enabled us to also attain traits like Personal Development, Deepen Social and Historical Knowledge, Respect for Different Culture and Peer Learning on an individual.

We thank everyone for organising this trip and enabling such a heartening experience for all of us!                                                                         !


The group of 50 students from class 9th and 11th with six teachers left for their much-awaited trip to Gujarat on the evening of January 1, 2020. This was 13-day trip inclusive of travelling to Gujarat and back. They covered three major cities of Gujarat; Ahmedabad, Porbandar and Junagadh.

In these 13 days, students were able to cover a huge number of a topic from their academics which covered majorly History, Economy, Climate and Wildlife and Culture.

This has left a great impact in the minds of our students, where they went without families, with their friends and colleagues, which allowed them to rely on themselves and take responsibility and enjoy the activities of the trip.

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The healthcare project strengthens care facilities for all children at the Purkal Youth Development Society. We are honoured and delighted to receive such a warm response from you and other donors, and would like to thank you for the support. 

A full-time school nurse takes care of health and hygiene, first aid, and attending to students’ needs on a daily basis. Every child undergoes an extensive annual check-up with reputed ENT doctors, eye specialists, dentists, etc., and health records are being maintained. Remedial measures such as the provision of spectacles, treatment of skin allergies, and vaccinations, etc. are administered. Under our promise of blanket medical cover to all beneficiaries, we recently helped a child with 60% burns recover and resume class 3, while another boy had to undergo pyeloplasty due a congenital problem with his left kidney. Without your help and our intervention, such incidents would have gone unattended, and the children would have suffered in poverty.

So, thank you truly for your help :)

Healthy children excel in their fields of interest – senior students of grades 10 and 12made us proud with a 100% result in their central board examination. Many are now successfully placed in partner universities, taking another step towards their future. On the sports front, our students have participated in State-level competitions and won medals for the school. Gaurav of grade 8 was selected for the State Basketball Team and competed at the National Tournament held in Odisha, India.

Now the children are excitedly preparing for the PYDS Annual Day celebrations in November. We hope you get a chance to meet you there!

 We are also happy to share that we were the Regional Winner of 10th Spirit of HumanityAnnual Awards 2019 by Americares India Foundationfor creating tangible Social Impact.


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Society provides blanket healthcare to all its children. We wish to highlight the case of Neha, a student of Class 10.

Neha’s family lives in an interior village of Uttarakhand - Purola, Uttarkashi. Her father, Khushi a native of Jaunsar region migrated to Garhwal 12 years ago in search of better livelihood opportunities.

Neha’s father is not keeping well for quite some time now. Due to this she is quite stressed. It is for this reason that we have brought her in our hostel.

Recently Neha collapsed during lunch time. She was immediately rushed to the School infirmary. She fainted twice and was then taken to the nearest hospital. She was well cared for & kept under observation in ICU (Intensive Care Unit). The doctor mentioned that she is suffering from Respiratory Distress. After talking to her, we got to know that she was stressed due to her father’s condition. She was discharged after 3 days and has been advised to take proper rest.

She is now back at School and attending her regular classes. Teachers & Hostel mentors are giving proper care and attention. Now that she is in Class 10, she has been advised to not be stressed by the Board examinations.  

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Health is the greatest wealth. Staying healthy is the key to happiness and we here at PYDS take care of all our children.

As the students hail from underprivileged background and does not get proper health facility, we provide our children with proper medical care. This academic year (2018-19), the students were taken for medical check – up.

De warming tablets were given to the students to treat parasitic worm infection. The nurse at our school explained the procedure for consuming this medicine. An anti – scabies program was conducted in school for hostel boys and girls. They were made aware about the symptoms of scabies and how its medication is done.

A dental camp was conducted in the school on 29th May 2018 where classes 11, 12 and school staff participated. The students were individually checked. Doctors informed students about the cavities and tooth decay. Blood test and vaccination camp was conducted by Max India Foundation where blood group was tested. Children were also vaccinated against typhoid.

The students of Navjeevan Program and Vocational students went on eye check-up. Students with weak eye sight were provided with spectacles.

A session on oral hygiene and hand washing was also conducted for the students.

There were few medical cases that required proper medical care and attention.

  • Divyansh is one of our good students of class 3 and has been with us for 5 years, from his early days in ECLC. Heunderwent pyeloplasty (surgical reconstruction of the renal pelvis). He had a congenital problem with his left kidney and about 70% had already been destroyed. Fortunately, they came to understand about it before its seriousness. The doctor who examined the child identified the seriousness of the problem. The surgery went off well and his left kidney recovered to the extent of 10% and didn’t degenerate any further. He gave his final exams and is now in 4th grade.
  • Pragya of class 2 has DNS (Deviated Nasal Septum) in which one side of the nose is wider than normal. The pain in her ear bone and nose bleeding were the symptoms of her DNS. Medications are being provided to the child and doctors have given a reference of OT. She is now in class 3 and continuing with her regular classes.
  • Amisha of class 12 had multiple tuberculosis nodes at the side of her neck. One of her nerve got infected and had to be operated. Her treatment began on March 8th 2019. The operation went off well. She is much better now.
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Purkal Youth Development Society

Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand - India
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Twitter: @pyds
Purkal Youth Development Society
G.K Swamy
Project Leader:
G.K Swamy
Dehradun , Uttarakhand India

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