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  project name ~ Rupantar 2010

category ~ Health Care - Adult




  Project Name


Rupantar 2010






Health Care - Adult







  Budget Approved


Rs 660000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Somu Kumar
Sunita Mani


College Park










Rupantar’s work in health and food security in the bleak period between 2007 and 2009, has nevertheless been a learning process for us and has helped us greatly
in identifying what are really the essential elements that this community based programme needs to hold onto even as plans are put in place for the next stage of





Rupanta''''s main work in 2008 and 2009 is the clinic at Bagrumnala was kept running through the admirable efforts of Ghasiya , Yogeshwarm Ganga, Phulsing and Bhukhau, They kept the place running, maintained the cleanliness and the drug stocks, treated the patients that came, did the laboratory tests that were necessary. They were supported by doctors’ visits from Jan Swasthya Sahayog and the Shaheed hospital. However, both these institutions are extremely overstretched themselves, and the group from Shaheed hospital was unable to continue monthly/bi weekly visits after 2008. This placed a bigger load on the JSS doctors, who nevertheless continued their periodic visits for training and referral upto mid 2009.





1. A decision was taken in principle to define the regular work of the clinic in terms of women’s health, including ante natal care, normal obstetrics and identification of difficult cases needing referral, treatment of chronic illnesses, major infectious and killer diseases in the area, viz malaria and TB, and treatment of certain emergencies like snake bites and rabies. 2. Rupantar’s original team had included women health workers, who had been lost due to marriage relocation, and we had, during 2004-6, been unable to find replacements due to the almost non existent literacy/ education levels among the village women. However, a search in 2009 located two ‘bahus’ who had come into the community from outside and had middle and high school education respectively. 3. Radhika and Pratima were sent for six month basic nursing training to Shaheed hospital during 2009.At our request they stayed on for an extra two months there to gain confidence in handling routine obstetrics, as well as the skill to identify difficult labour needing referral, that is so crucial in our situation. 4. The drug supply needed to be built and revamped with the support of LOCOST. The clinic should be stocked with anti snake venom. 5. Dr Binayak Sen and others would carry on the ongoing training and curative work at Bagrumnala as and when they were able to; a formal restart of the centre on these lines would take place in april 2010.



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