WHAT WE DO

Swachh Bharat Mission

To prevent communicable diseases we are using the best weapon in the armory of modern medical science which is hygiene and sanitation since last 20 years and is now known as Swatchh Bharat Mission after the appeal of Prime Minister of India.

Under this activity we inspire and teach the villagers :

a) Disposal of waste water by construction of soak pit.

b) Disposal of excreta by facilitating construction of toilets by Government.

c) Disposal of degradable waste by constructing compost pit.

d) Safe drinking water by using simple filters.

e) To practice reproductive hygiene and use sanitary pads.

f) Community action by collective cleaning of roads and drains, procession, Poster demonstration, street play and drawing competitions.

Anemia Control Programme

Striking at the grass roots of the worst malaise of malnutrition i.e. anemia amongst the women of child bearing age and children we are trying to prevent most important cause of high Mother Mortality Rate and Infant Mortality Rate of India.

Children and women of child bearing age are the target groups.

a) Diet counseling for improving protein and green leafy vegetable intake.

b) To avoid worm infestation – use of footwear’s and hand washing with soap before meals.

c) Avoid anemia generating major illnesses like malaria and diarrhea providing medicine to severely anemic women and children.

Home Remedies

Arogya Foundation of India is striving hard to make our rural brethren self dependent in the field of health. Most appropriate way to do this is to revive their time tested traditional knowledge of remedies by herbs which are found in the vicinity of villages.

Medicine preparation from herbs found around the villages and medicinal use of kitchen masala. Recording treated patients and analyzing the success rate.

Curative Services

We connect the ailing people of villages with the modern urban medical facilities through medical camps in which doctors treat them at their door steps and through Chikitsa Sahayta Kendra(CSK) which is a referral centre in the city to guide them to such medical centers where they may get medical help at minimum cost.

a) Medical Camps – General medical camps, cataract camp and dental camp.

b) Karyakarta Chikitsa Sahayta Kendra - to connect rural patients with the urban medical facilities.

c) Telemedicine project – to provide specialist consultation at door steps of villagers.

d) First Aid to the emergency patients in villages.

How We Do

ARC

(Arogya Resource Centre)

To implement various plans of Ekal Arogya Yojna we need a defined area and a team of devoted personnel.

Thus ARC is a defined area of villages (around 30 villages) in certain block and thirty Arogya Sevika- belonging to the village of their work are our implementing agents. Each one cater to hundred to hundred fifty families residing in one or more villages. Thus thirty Arogya sevika may serve thirty or more villages which constitute one ARC.

Selection of sevika

The sevika is at least 10th standard pass and married, is selected after a written exam and oral interview in which at least three candidates appear for each post .Thus ninety candidates appear in exam out of which thirty are selected for one ARC.

Monitoring

To monitor ten Arogya sevika one Arogya sanyojika/sanyojak is appointed to help and supervise them. Thus in one ARC there are three Arogya sanyojika/sanyojak. One of them is ARC Pramukh also who takes care of the whole ARC.

State Coordinators

There may be more than one ARC in a state. At the state level there is one state Arogya coordinator to take care of all the ARCs in the state.

Activities

To sum up all the activities taken up through Arogya sevika in an ARC:

1. Swachhata Awareness as a part of disease prevention initiatives.

2. Anemia control programme among women and children.

3. Home Remedies from available herbs.

4. First aid help.

5. Curative Services through medical camps, Chikitsa Sahayata Kendra and Telemedicine.