Inclusive India Foundation with financial support from Glenmark Foundation has approached VHAS for initiating a project on Providing Quality Primary Health facilities and awareness among the communities through mobile health clinic in 6 villages in East Sikkim for 3 years. The objective is to provide Quality Primary Health facilities and awareness among the communities through mobile health clinic covering 6 villages namely:-
These villages are suggested to be covered for interventions where the basic access to health services is lacking for 20 000 population and the project has been named as Health on Wheels (HoW). The main target population is 0-6 year children, Pregnant and lactating mothers and Community. The project has been implemented from the month of July 2016.
STRATEGY OF HoW: Provide quality primary health facilities and awareness among the community through mobile health clinic.
OBJECTIVES OF HoW:
- To reduce and control diseases through mobile clinics covering the target population/proposed beneficiaries
- To provide health care to the poor and needy at their door step
- To undertake awareness and IEC activities informing the target audience regarding the programme and its operation
- To provide health education to the target population, especially women and adolescent girls
- To provide reproductive health care including immunization to the expectant and lactating women
- To provide complete immunization service for the children below 6 years of age
- To educate the target population on health and sanitation and the use of safe drinking water and protection of the environment
- To transport serious pediatric patients and emergency cases to nearby PHCs, District Hospital, Singtam or STNM Hospital, Gangtok or private clinics by Ambulance
- To strengthen the Village Health & Nutrition Day scheme of the Government through its activities in each ICDS Centre (AWC)
- To strengthen the hands of the Government as a collaborative partner in healthcare service delivery in order to progress towards its objectives of a complete healthy state
WHAT DO WE DO?
- Free OPD services for children.
- Free OPD services for mothers and expecting mothers.
- Free medicines for children under 6 years of age.
- Free medicines for mothers.
- Free consultation for needy individual.
- Free ambulance service for children under 6 years and mothers.
- Awareness camps for various health related issues.
- Screening for school children.
WHO CAN AVAIL BENEFIT?
Anyone can receive the benefits but free medicines and ambulance services are provided only to children less than 6 years, expecting mothers and lactating mothers.
- Project coordinator: Anjana Rai
- Accountant : Siraj Darjee
- Medical Officer: Ashish Sharma
- Health worker: Miss Anita Rai.
- Nurse: Miss Rubina Sharma & Miss Deepika Chettri
- Driver: Karna Bahadur Rai
TASKS DONE BY HoW TEAM UPTO MARCH 2017
- Number of health camp conducted: 163
- Number of patients seen: 2165
- Number of target group examined: 1241
- Number of health talk delivered: 21
- Number of medicine distributed: 4867
- Number of patients transported by ambulance: 03
PICTURE GALLERY: Photos sent separately.
Reported by: Anjana Rai, Project Coordinator, HoW Project
Date: 15th march 2017, VHAS.