Sunday, October 4, 2015

The First Month of the GPM/Doctors for You 'Shravan Health Center'

What an amazing month we had at the Shravan Health Center in the Bhaskar Nagar section of the Kalva Slums in Thane, India!

609 patients were treated by the good doctors and nurses of Doctors for You in September '15 [Thank you doctors Kamraan, Gill, and Amit!]

Patients included 89 babies and toddlers, 97 children between 5-12 years of age, 407 children
Dr Kamraan with one of the residents
of the Bhaskar Nagar slums
above 12 years of age, women and men and 16 senior citizens.

Illnesses treated included: Fever, respiratory infections, breathing problems, and skin infections (Scabies, fungal infections etc)

Ms Anju Mishra, a local resident, serving as the center's Community Health Educator, is launching an outreach program to mobilize the community in accessing quality health care from the Shravan Health Center.

SHC's in-house pharmacist Mr Price Ja has been busy distributing medicines and coordinating medical treatments at SHC.

The Center's hygiene partner, Sundara, has distributed hundreds of bars of quality recycled bars of soap and is launching a community run hygiene awareness class in the coming months.

Certainly there is a lot more work to be done but this is an incredible start!  We are grateful for SHC's activity and professionalism and seeing the community based medical clinic really having a positive impact on the overall health of the residents of the slums!

Click HERE for more information on the Shravan Health Center
Click HERE to support the Shravan Health Center

[SHC was made possible with the support of the AJDC, The Estelle Friedman Gervis Family Foundation, Altico Capital India, Awakening Women’s Institute, Modern Trousseau and Sundara Fund and others]