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State Level Programme in Maharashtra
Community Health Programme
The rapid and high increasing of the slum population has created serious
health problems for its inhabitants. The existing urban health services
are under pressure and services in the slum areas are most vulnerable
and inadequate. Most of the women there suffer from grade II, grade
III malnutrition and chronic anemia. None can afford the cost of anti-natal
care and although most go the nearby municipal hospital for deliveries
the incidence of death at childbirth are not unknown. As a result most
children are born malnourished and continue with chronic malnutrition
Vikas Adhyayan Kendra opened a Medical Clinic at the Azmi Nagar in
2003. The main objective of the clinic is to reach out to the poor
and needy patients who cannot afford the cost for medical treatment
of private practitioners.
The clinic functions thrice a week. It is run by qualified medical
persons, Lady doctor with MBBS qualification and other Lady doctor
with Ayurveda. Clinics are held regularly.
- To provide basic health services.
- To identify the factors affecting the health and socio-economic
well-being of women and children.
- To improve the awareness and health status of adolescent girls.
- To improve awareness about health through initial training and
in service training.
- To reduce malnutrition, Morbidity, Mortality.
- To promote small family norm as a component of maternal health
and economic health of the families.
- To co-ordinate with Government agencies and their proper implementation.
- To train local workers to help in the delivery of health services
and make people aware of their health needs through health education
programmes at individual, group and community levels.
- The programme has tried to focus activities on expansion of prevention-oriented
activities rather than just treating ailments.