PROJECT TITLE: ENHANCE HEALTH OF 900 SALTPAN WOMEN IN SOUTH INDIA
REPORT TITLE: HEALTH TRAINING & MEDICAL CAMP FOR SALTPAN WOMEN
TRAINING OF HEALTH : In India , Tamilnadu , Thoothukudi District Threspuram and Selseeni colony are mostly accumulated with saltpan workers. As they have no time to participate in our training programme, we can convene our training in their residential / union office areas. They are unable to look after their health condition because they have no time to concern about them. We offered them mainly the trainings regarding their health care as follows in two sites:
a). 50 Saltpan women workers trained at Threspuram on 18.12.11
b) 50 Saltpan women workers trained at Selseeni colonyon 03.01.12
As they are always work under sunlight they are affected with sun burns , and dermal disease etc . a). we train them to cover their health seeking behavior . b). They are advised to not work with bare foot.
- As the saltpan womens are mostly in hot sun, they are frequently affected with the gynacological disorders / Reproductive tract infection , white discharge / irregular periods. We trained them to use pure sanitary napkin during the periods time. They are not rich enough to purchase the napkin regularly atleast use pure cloths.
- As soon as they affect - with RTI gynacological disorders to consult the gynecology women health professionals. We offer them to train health seeking behavior.. We trained them to take food properly in time and avoid hot ( Chillie) materials also trained them to take more amount of water frequently.
As they are always concern about the regular Job / earnings do not properly to take food and water . Hence we trained them to take low cost but effective nutrition food / and pure water. Also we trained them low cost vegetables ( Cereals , fruits contain effective minerals and vitamins
As they excretion / urine was not released properly they are affected with Urinal infections and kidney trouble. We trained them to take more amount of water and to avoid kidney stone formation they are trained to add plantain stem / flower in their food. periodically. As they stand work for a long time in standing position they advise them to have hot water therapy / manage also they advised to take for natural contain calcium.
a). 50 Saltpan women workers trained at Threspuram on 27.12.11
b) 50 Saltpan women workers trained at Selseeni colonyon 05.01.12
We have conducted the above medical camps at our Derose Centre , 42 Polpettai , Tuticorin for saltpan women workers. Two women health professionals treated them for gynalogigal , ulcer and skin problems
ADVOCACY / LOBBY WITH WORKERS UNION / OWNERS ASSOCIATION :
Earlier they worked in the saltpans from 9 am to 2 pm . It was too hot sunlight We talked with saltpan workers association at Gandhi Irwin building ( union Office). We have talked with them to alter the working time (7 am to 11 am) to avoid the hottest day time (12.pm). we hope we would secured in near future.