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  project name ~ Hemalkasa

category ~ rural development and environment




  Project Name





LBP (Lok Biradari Prakalp)



rural development and environment







  Budget Approved


$ 2200


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Sree Ganesan











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.


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.










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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