first clinic opened in 2003 in Ghatmura village – Midnapore District –
WestBengal about 5Hr drive from Kolkata. Today we have 8 clinics in the
Ghatmura (first clinic)
(the village NOT where Taj Mahal is...)
to this initiative only Ghatmura village had a monthly medical camp. City
doctors set up the monthly camp and patients came from all the surrounding
villages to attend. While it was very effective in detecting diseases it
could not maintain the regular
care that patients required.
clinics- held on weekends – see 50-100 patients at each sitting.
village has a dedicated doctor and serves the clinic at a discounted rate.
Each doctor is assisted by 2 attendants.
is procured from a pharmacy in the nearest town.
pays the doctor, his attendants and the clinic against their monthly bill.
village collects RS2 (US 0.04) from each patient per visit. There is a
certain significance to this fees. Initially when free medicine was
distributed, it was often thrown away as free medicine was not trusted. The
fees add dignity..
money collected from the fees is used for maintenance of the clinics.
a patient is identified to be suffering from an ailment that is severe,
she/he will be considered for city based medical care. Such care will be
offered on a case-by-case basis.
start a clinic.
data of potential patients – number should be approximately 50 and above
every week. A count of the number of villagers who have been ill and seen
a doctor in the last 2 months is good data.
a clean, dry, sheltered area. It must be available for use every weekend
for at least 6 hrs.
written agreement from a Homeopathy certified doctor to attend the clinic
on weekends at an agreeable fee. Contact
nearest village with clinic for contacts.
1 or 2 attendants to assist doctor in duties.
Agreement with chemist / pharmacy to supply monthly medicine. Payment will
be made monthly by Isonfund against monthly bill.
personally sponsor a clinic. (Updated Sep08)
costs approximately SGD 1000 to support a clinic for a year.
83.33 | USD
58.34 | Euro 40.30
process to start a clinic is simple. Any village can approach us to start
one. The village committee is responsible for the running of daily affairs
and keeping accounts of finance and patient data.
can drop by and review this data. It shows interesting snapshots.
Infant and children related ailments – malnutrition related or water
Attention paid to male and female child.
Women related diseases related to poor hygiene.
from these records allowed us to identify Kusumdahari for our Hygiene
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