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  project name ~ Hemalkasa

category ~ rural development and environment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Hemalkasa

  NGO

 

LBP (Lok Biradari Prakalp)

  Category

 

rural development and environment

  District

 

Gadchiroli

  State

 

Maharashtra

  Budget Approved

 

$ 2200

 

  Year Approved

 

2001

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Sree Ganesan

 

Boston

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

This proposal was for medicines needed for the open-air hospital. Since the funding from other sources was exhausted, AID was requested to provide for the immediate needs of the Hemalkasa hospital.

Background:

About 40,000 tribal patients come to the Hemalkasa hospital. The hospital has 40 beds, 3 operating rooms, and obtain modern medical equipment. There are 2 full-time doctors, four male untrained nurses, and one female untrained nurse. In addition, there are 7 satellite subcenters dotted throughout the jungle, all manned by teams trained by Amte himself.

Dr. Amte developed an integrated health program that focused on promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Tribals will travel anywhere from 3km to 150km by foot (often aboard makeshift stretchers) or by bullock cart. The Hemalkasa hospital functions 24 hours, and Dr. Amte in addition to attending to emergency procedures also has done caesarian births, cataract operations, vasectomies, tooth extractions and procedures on livestock!!! Extremely complex cases are transferred to Nagpur State Medical College. These number 7-10 cases annually.



 
 

  Achievements

 

 

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  Goals

 

 

Obtain required medicines for the Hemalkasa hospital. Types of Medicines Needed include: Antibiotics Antituberculosis Antiarthritics Antimalarials I.V. fluids Antidiarrheals Antiamoebics Iron tablets Vitamins

 
 

  


 
 
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