Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India

by Rural Health Care Foundation
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Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India
Set Up A New Rural Healthcare Centre, India

Project Report | Jun 26, 2015
Set up a New Rural Health Care Centre

By Anant Nevatia | President

A patient after a free cataract operation.
A patient after a free cataract operation.

It has indeed been overwhelming to receive funds that have allowed us to set up and operate ten primary health care centres (5 Rural Clinics and 5 Urban) in various districts across West Bengal, India reaching out to over 1 million people. Each centre runs four departments namely General Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry and Homoeopathy. At the cost of INR 60 ($ 1), patients are provided diagnosis and free medicine for seven days. The centres also provide free spectacles to those in need. Aside of this, each primary health care centre, in collaboration with other organizations, facilitates free cataract and cleft lip/palate surgeries for those in need. 

The task at hand is huge and our constant endeavour over the last few years has been to reach out to as many people as we can, by establishing additional healthcare centres. The need in the current times is to scale up our existing operations. However, in order to operate and set up new centres, we require constant funding. The funds would be used for purchasing medical equipment, hiring medical as well as support staff, setting up infrastructure, purchasing medicines etc. 

Our facilities are gradually becoming popular with the footfall of patients constantly going up, as news of patients benfitting from our treatment is spreading to neighboouring villages. We therefore feel the need to spread out to more areas. 

The following is the feedback of a patient who has benefitted from our services. 

Shonali: Shonali works as a teacher at the government school located in a village close to Kolkata. For the past few months, her vision had been declining, leading to her facing problems at work. Paucity of funds deterred her from visiting a doctor until she heard of the services provided by the Rural Health Care Centre. She visited the centre where doctors recommended she undergo a cataract surgery in order to improve the quality of her vision.The entire procedure for the surgery right from escorting her to the hospital and bringing her back after the surgery, inlcuding post surgery care was facilitated by RHCF for free. She completely recovered within a few days and was back at work, performing with an incresed efficency. 

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Rural Health Care Foundation

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal - India
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Rural Health Care Foundation
Anant Nevatia
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Anant Nevatia
Rural Health Care Foundation
Kolkata , West Bengal India

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