Sunita was a poor tribal girl developed severe postburn contracture of right hand(boxing glove deformity) and arm and forearm when she was less than one year of age. She was not able to move and use right hand, forearm and arm. She had burn of scalp and loss of hair. She was operated twice in our MAHAN hospital by Dr. Dilip Gahankari and his Australian team along with Dr. Nisal , Dr. Parikshit, Dr. Chandak, Dr Bapat ,Dr. Samrat, Dr. Gahukar, dr Deotale, Dr. Garge, Dr Kavita free of cost. It was life changing experience for her and family. Their joy and our satisfaction is unexplainable. Video is attached. Thanks to Caring Friends, Arpan foundation and all supporters and team of MAHAN.
In MAHAN hospital in Jul to Sept of 2017 total 1436 patients were treted in hosptial. Out of those, 179 were indoor & 73 serious patients saved. That means close to 1 patient per day was saved. Considering the infrastructure available, overall situation in Melghat, this is a achievement.
There are many sucess stories as mentioned in attached report. Two are briefed here.
Success study # 1
Ritik, a 4.5 years male child admitted to MAHAN hospital on 25.9.2017 in very critical condition with Respiratory distress with Pneumonia &Hyper Reactive Airway Disease. He was treated by our Pediatrician & hospital team with oxygen and antibiotics, etc. He was relieved next day and was discharged.
Success study # 2
Pari a 8 month old girls R/o Khidki (Kasmar) was admitted in our hospital on 12.8.2017. Her weight was 3.250 kg. She was Severely Under Weight & Severely Acute Malnourished (SUW & SAM.) and very critical. She was stabilized, put on anti-TB treatment and referred to Dist. Hospital, Amaravati on 16.8.2017. She has been discharged from hospital and now her weight is 4.875 kg and she is out of SAM & cheerful. She could be saved only due to stabilization treatment at our Hospital, timely referral & also the efforts of Amaravati Dist. Hospital team. She has been put on MAHAN Locally Prepared Therapeutic Food (LTF) .
Here is a story how persuading efforts of MAHAN team saved 3 lives including a child girl. Inside report, you may read many more achivements.
In Tarubanda Village of Melghat, a mother (identity hidden), delivered a girl child. She was already having 1 girl child. Her husband was out of village for wages. He became angry with the news of 2nd daughter and told the wife to leave home with babies or die herself before he comes back; or he will commit suicide. The family was very unhappy. Due to this tension, mother had problem with breast feeding. MAHAN Supervisor visited the family many times and convinced for breast feeding. She also convinced the family & husband. They all accepted the new girl child and the tension relieved. So the baby is well now with good weight gain. Thus due to proper patient handling & counseling by supervisor, 3 lives saved, one family relieved and baby is also well accepted now.
Report stating the activites carried out in last quarter, impact and success stories is attached. Its all due to well wishers like you, we could carry out this mammoth work and save many precious life, reduce malnutrition significantly.
Success Story - ‘How a child was saved’
A 20 months old baby Resident of village ‘Hirabambai’ had severe Pneumonia with respiratory distress. Due to ignorance, unawareness, lack of money, Parents were reluctant to go to any hospital and were going to traditional ‘Faith Healer’ which is common in this area. MAHAN village health worker informed this to our hospital. Our team rushed to Hirabambai with our ambulance, counselled & convinced the family, which is not so easy task. Ultimately family members agreed to admit baby into hospital. The baby was treated in our hospital and now is normal. This way one life is saved. This can be normal or not so special case in cities or places equipped with medical facilities. However considering the canvas of ‘Melghat’, this is really an achievement.
Under SAMAAN project in last quarter we treated 115 severely malnourished children and the recovery rate is >50%
Child deaths reduced in intervention area by 67% compare to baseline.
Adult death reduced in intervention area by >50% compare to baseline.
Read attached report to get more about all above.....
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