Wednesday, March 23, 2016

6000th patients received at the Shravan Health Center

The first week in March 2016 marked the 6000th patient treated at the Shravan Health Center! From its inauguration in August 2015 the Shravan Health Center, the only medical clinic operating in the Bhaskar Naghar slum neighborhood of 200,000 people has served 6000 patients.  This first six month period has achieved some amazing accomplishments:
  • Patients included more than 4000 babies, toddlers and children between 5-12 years of age
  • Illnesses treated included: Fever, respiratory infections, breathing problems, and skin infections (Scabies, fungal infections etc)
  • The Shravan Health Center has become an official tuberculosis treatment facility (DOTS) in the Kalwa slums by the local municipal government. Dozens of TB cases are being treated at the Shravan Health Center.  Read more HERE
  • Hundreds of women have received prenatal and antenatal care
  • A robust outreach program has been established and 4 local women residents are being trained to take vital medical measurements during home visits in the community. As part of the outreach program a complex community mapping project is underway and findings are shared with the medical clinic and municipal bodies.
  • SHC's in-house pharmacist Mr Price Ja has been busy distributing medicines and vaccinations at heavily discounted costs and for free for many of the basic treatments.
  • 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.

Gabriel Project Mumbai is grateful for the hard work of our partner Doctors For You, in making the Shravan Health Center a source of accessible, affordable and quality health care for the residents of Bhaskar Naghar.

The SHC was made possible with the support of the American Jewish Distribution Committee, The Estelle Friedman Gervis Family Foundation, Altico Capital India, Awakening Women’s Institute, Modern Trousseau and Sundara Fund

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