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Health, Water & Sanitation

Arogya

The project is a comprehensive health initiative providing quality Primary health care services through Rural Health Posts with special emphasis on Maternal & Child health, particularly targeting the malnutrition and also awareness campaigns on HIV. During the year, program reached out to over 30,000 people through curative and preventive healthcare services.

Three Rural Health Post at Chuiya, Parsabhatha and Chotia provided OPD services to over 3600 people. These centres offer effective treatment and general testing services to the neighbouring communities. Additionally, in collaboration with the District Health Department under the Mukhya Mantri Haat Bazar Swasthya Yojana, we organised 25 health camps in remote villages, providing accessible healthcare services to over 800 beneficiaries.

In Maternal and Child Health to reduce malnourishment, the health status of 1564 children (0-5yrs age) identified out of which 430 children identified as malnourished and addressed through Positive Deviance (PD) Hearth sessions and NRC (Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres) referrals. As a result, 63% have moved out from Severe Acute Malnourishment (SAM) and Moderate Acute Malnourishment (MAM). Additionally, we trained over 600 mothers on recipes from Take Home Ration (THR) and developed 150 Nutrition gardens at Anganwadi centres, households of pregnant & lactating mothers and malnourished children.

For HIV awareness, over 20,000 people sensitized through various canopy camps, counselling sessions and weeklong mass awareness HIV campaign on World AIDS Day.

Revived & Capacitated, 42 Mahila Arogya Samiti & Village Health, Sanitation & Nutrition Committee covering PRI members & local health workers.

The project is currently being run in partnership with Social Revival Group of Urban Rural and Tribal (SROUT).

Mobile Health Van

The Mobile Health Van (MHV) is providing Healthcare at the doorstep of the ailing. The MHV is serving our nearby communities through fortnightly visits, camps and consultation services addressing the problems of inaccessibility, inability to afford and non-availability of basic essential primary health care.

During FY’23, more than 12,700 people availed health care services through fortnightly visits in 45 communities.

Organized 6 Multispecialty Mega health camps consists of Orthopedics, Dental, ENT, Pediatrics, Gynecologist, Physiotherapist, Blood & Sugar etc. benefitting over 1700 people. Also conducted 22 Awareness camps, sensitizing people on Vaccination and other matters of health and hygiene.

Initiated Special consultation services of Gynecologist on a bi-monthly basis as a step towards ensuring good reproductive health.

The Program is being run in partnership with HelpAge India.

Nayi Kiran

Menstrual Health is one of the most stigmatised topics in our society that needs to be addressed for improving the overall health and empowerment of women. Project Nayi Kiran aims to demystify myths and taboos surrounding Menstruation, developing sustainable hygiene practices during menstruation, and raising awareness about product choices through capacity building on Menstrual Health Management (MHM) to ensure safe reproductive health.

During FY’23, project sensitized over 48,000 women, men, adolescent Girls & Boys through awareness generation and capacity building activities and have also expanded its roots across 5 blocks of Korba district viz. Korba, Podi Uproda, Kartala, Pali and Katghora.

To bring about sustained behavioural change, we capacitated 400+ adolescent girls, boys, SHG women and frontline health workers on Menstrual Health Management as ‘Master trainers’- Torchbearers cum Leaders of change in the community.

We created 24 new adolescent girls and boys group, bringing the total number of these groups to 100, with an association of over 1500 adolescents. In addition, 15 adolescent girls and boys from these groups were trained on Nukkad Natak to spread the word about menstrual health management throughout the community at large.

Awareness sessions on MHM were also conducted in 20 i.e. (50% coverage) Block level Govt secondary & Higher secondary schools of Korba, sensitized over 9000 Adolescents. As a step towards promoting inclusivity, we also conducted the first-ever awareness and sensitization session with Specially abled students.

To ensure the availability of sustainable and affordable menstrual hygiene solutions, initiated a pilot on reusable cloth pads as ‘Stitch My Own Pad Campaign’ by training women and adolescents.

Community now takes the lead by organizing MHM Friendly Gram Sabhas, 5 MHM Gram Sabhas held so far is a testimony of the change created in the communities. Four Swastha Suvidha Kendras (SSK centres) driven by adolescent leaders served as one-stop solution centres for MHM in the community.

The project is currently being run in partnership with Sarthak Jan Vikas Sansthan (SJVS).

BALCO Medical Centre (BMC)

BALCO Medical Centre envisions a society where people are free from the menace of cancer. The BALCO Medical Centre (BMC), a 170-bed tertiary oncology facility, is a flagship initiative of the Vedanta Medical Research Foundation (VMRF). We aim to bring ultra-modern, multimodal diagnostic and therapeutic facilities within easy reach of India’s population at a reasonable and affordable cost. It is located in Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh and caters to patients from all geographies. Moreover, another modern piece of equipment, the LINAC-HALCYON Radiotherapy machine for curative treatments, was also installed in the hospital. FSRT (fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy) for solitary brain metastasis is done in the radiotherapy department. It also achieved successful breast reconstruction by maintaining the shape and symmetry through flaps instead of implants. First ever in Chhattisgarh to perform procedures in NM-Trodat Brain Scan, Muga Scan, GA-68-FAPI, mIBG-131-Therapy, 177 Lu DOTA, 177 Lu EDTMP and Physical Stress Myocardial Perfusion Scan. This is enabling the hospital to serve a larger number of people and enables to make quality cancer care more accessible to the public.

We have also served in remote regions through Health screenings, camps, health talks, a mammography van, and diagnostic services, going above and beyond. Around 60 NRDA housekeeping personnel were screened for cervical and breast cancer prevalence using methods like doctor consultation, pap smear, USG breast and mammography. 9 health camps were held in Nandghars for the prevention, awareness, and diagnosis of 652 women, while 6 health talks were addressed to 533 people. Over 1295 individuals received assistance through 27 camps hosted in Chhattisgarh, Odisha and MP. Additionally In collaboration with ICDS, we additionally trained more than 50 frontline workers from the Ambuja Foundation, SAKHI, and state government Frontline workers to raise awareness in villages and offer door-to-door services.

In FY’23 over 10,000 people availed themselves of healthcare services.