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HEALTH & HYGIENE PROGRAMMES

LEPROSY FREE VILLAGES

DSC could complement and supplement the government efforts to make a significant dent in leprosy burden and bring about betterment of overall health and socio-economic conditions .With the help of Karuna Social Service Society, Bhopal & National Rural Health Mission ,DSC has reached nearly 4500 households of vulnerable and marginalized populations through visits to 40 villages  by trained Health volunteers creating awareness about Leprosy, actively identifying people with symptoms of Leprosy and linking them to National Rural Health Mission . This year they have identified 20 symptomatic and 11 patients being diagnosed with Leprosy and initiated on treatment & nutritional care. Apart from the previous year’s 111 patients we support these new patients also with treatment and nutritional support. Self Help Group for Leprosy patients is functioning well . To improve the living standard of the patients we helped the patients to start  petty shop-2 persons , 42 were given poultry units,06 goat rearing 04 cow rearing units

WASH INITIATIVE

A Community based WASH initiative was conducted. This was an initiative of DSC to give awareness, capacity-building, advocacy, low-cost technological tools, and improved hygiene behavior including use of toilets, hand washing, handling of drinking water, and hygienic practices during menstruation. The interventions together have reached all the villages where we have initiated our programmes and have transformed the rural population about their thinking about hygiene.

DIFFERENTLY ABLED ADULTS AND CHILDREN

With the Financial support of Missions Zentrale Franciskner, endeavours were made to identify Persons with disabilities (PWD). Through various training, they became aware of and take advantage of their rights. We identified 83 handicapped patients from 12 villages through the survey. Among them, we are supporting 51 persons who belong to the poor strata of society with nutritional and health care. Whereas others attend different training programs. Every month we visited the handicapped persons and they were given milk powder & other nutritional items. Those whom we find weak and sought medical care were brought to Dayasagar Hospital, Kusumkot for treatment. Some examples of our rehabilitation work are: Mr Yogesh Benshod who was living in a very poor condition was rehabilitated to Poor Servants of Divine Providence, Nagpur-where people with disabilities have cared. Five of them were taken to Government Health Department to get the disability certificate and it is under process whereas four of them who sought a bus concession pass were assisted to get it. Many were provided with walking sticks, walkers and blind walk sticks. 51 patients were given nutritional and medical support.

Identified disabled children and they were given training on different skills. 8 disabled children were given training on tailoring and embroidery and at the end of the training, they were given a tailoring machine. Six boys were given training on Mobile repairing and they were given tools to take up the work. The selected disabled children were given nutritional care support and training was also given to the disabled and parents

TUBERCULOSIS FREE VILLAGES

Through its various interventions, DSC has reached  19585 households of vulnerable and marginalized populations through visits to 52  villages by trained Health volunteers creating awareness about TB, actively identifying people with symptoms of TB and linking them with diagnostic and treatment services under RNTCP. These have led to identifying 286 symptomatic undergoing sputum examinations for TB, sputum samples were collected and transported to diagnostic centres and 27 patients being diagnosed with TB and initiated on treatment & nutritional care. Thorugh Income Generation Programmes help was given to families to build a goat rearing shed. We helped TB patients by providing Goats for rearing which was a great help for them to have earning of their own. DSC has helped the TB patients to get agricultural lands on lease to cultivate wheat and rice for their livelihood. Patients were also given tailoring machines to earn for their livelihood. Scholarships, uniforms and other school stationery items were given to the children of the patients. Supportive medicines and nutritional items were given to the patients including protein powder, milk powder, iron tonics, etc.

TB awareness programmes and rallies in the villages
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