SWAMI VIVEKANANDA SWASTHYA PARISHEVA PRAKALPA



SWAMI VIVEKANANDA SWASTHYA PARISHEVA PRAKALPA
(SWAMI VIVEKANANDA HEALTH CARE PROJECT)

A. Target Group:

I. Children up to the age of 12 years.
II. (Subject to availability of women volunteers or professionals):
(1) Infants of the age group 0-1 year, (2) Young Children of the age group 2-5 years, (3) Pregnant Women, (4) Lactating Mothers.

B. Area of Operation: Slum areas of Baranagar and nearby localities..

C. Aim: Promoting Growth and Holistic Development, particularly preventing and treating malnutrition in children, so that they may grow into healthy and productive members of society and enlightened citizens of India.

D. Schemes :

I. MALNUTRITION: PREVENTION and TREATMENT
Supplying of Nutritious food or Nutritive food supplements such as purak-ahar (soyabean, groundnut, oil, bajra, besan, and molasses), milk, vitamin and mineral supplements.



II. HEALTH CARE

(1) Preventive Health Care:

i. Immunization,
ii. Weighing of Children
iii. Periodical Check-ups and provision of mobile medical service.

(2) Curative Health Care:

i. Treating the sick and under-nourished children and their mothers through dispensaries and mobile medical units,
ii. Conducting Periodical Health Camps.

(3) Continuing Health Care:

i. Establishment of a permanent Multipurpose Community Centres,
ii. Train a group of young local volunteers in community health services.

III. EDUCATION

Target Group: Children up to 12 years of age.
Mode: Through Multimedia and Interactive Mass Education.




Topics:

A. Health Education:

(i) Nutrition
(ii) Immunization
(iii) Stop TB
(iv) Common Ailments and Remedies
(v) Personal Hygiene and Sanitation
[Necessity of safe drinking water, brushing teeth, washing hands, clipping nails, etc.]

B. Value Education: Moral Values, Etiquette, etc.

IV. HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT:

i. Providing safe drinking water,
ii. Providing sanitary toilet facilities [Water-sealed Latrines],
iii. Maintaining Safe Environments: Pollution-Free, Smoke-Free and Clean.

V. MONITORING AND EVALUATION of all the above activities should be undertaken by keeping data and visual logs including conducting base-line and periodic surveys.

VI. COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION: The members of community should participate in all the above activities right from the beginning and all efforts should be made to make them true owners of all the programs with centres and their personnel acting as facilitators. The following should especially be encouraged

(1) Keeping the living quarters and environment clean and hygienic, especially in slums, by clearing garbage and dirt.
(2) Making each member of the society to be aware of his collective responsibility and express this sense of responsibility through words, deeds and action.



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