We had an eventful Fall at Save Kids Trust. We enhanced our menstruation clinics by adding ‘teams’ of young women from the same neighborhoods coming together to support one another. Each team has a lead who helps guide & clarify group discussions to make the clinics even more effective at educating young women and giving them a safe forum to ask questions.
We’ve seen numerous challenging cases in our three permanent clinics and pop-up street clinics. We had multiple cases where prior treatment elsewhere (or lack of treatment) resulted in incomplete healing and made the situation worse. Along with the other doctors and nurses, I demonstrate proper wound care and, in some cases, ask patients to return to one of our clinics daily to refresh their wound dressings. We also saw multiple work-related injuries. With workplace injuries, the daily wage earner may not be able to work for some time and, in those cases, in addition to treating the injury, we provide nutritional support for the patient and their families until the patient is able to get back to work. Our dry-ration supplies, which we added during the Covid pandemic, continue to be crucial in numerous situations.
It is our hope in 2023 to open a new clinic for families who live farther from the center of Jaipur. I have a location identified and possible donors who would assist in purchasing the site. We are very hopeful that this will happen soon.
Meanwhile, I’m planning our annual winter teaching & gift events for the children of several informal housing areas! Look for these updated stories, and past stories, on our website as the new year rolls in.
Thank you for your continued support! As your gifts to SKT bless those in Jaipur, may we wish you many blessings this winter season.
Dr. Sharwan Saini
Executive Director, Save Kids Trust
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