Health
 India
Project #424

Building Medical Camps for Mineworkers in India

by Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (Gravis)

Summary

Unsafe working conditions in the mines of Rajasthan lead to high numbers of silicosis and tuberculosis. Often fatal, the building of medical camps is critical to the survival of the mineworkers.
$3,193
total raised
7
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

Health care has always been a neglected issue among mineworkers. Extreme climatic conditions, hard physical labor, the presence of occupational health hazards in the mines, and the lack of safety equipment lead to widespread health problems among mineworkers. The rural communities of the Thar Desert are plagued by dust-born diseases, such as silicosis and tuberculosis, and their isolated location and poverty deny them access to health care. Without treatment, the diseases often prove fatal.

Solution

In Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, there are over 70,000 marble and sandstone mineworkers. Funding will ensure the building of 15 medical camps in the region. Patients will be provided diagnosis and treatment, including low-cost medication.

Long-Term Impact

Mineworkers and the children of mineworkers will have better access to healthcare.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org/​partner.php?partner_id=11
Mineworkers in India

Organization Information

Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (Gravis)

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India
Website: http:/​/​www.gravis.org.in/​

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