Community Empowerment through Quality Healthcare

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Community Empowerment through Quality Health Care

Our communities often do not have access to health facilities due to absence of affordable options or ignorance of available options. The Community Empowerment through Quality Health Care programme at Ritinjali attempts to bridge this gap and provide our community members with access to quality health care and the option of important elective surgeries.
The programme set up a panel of doctors to draw a road map. With preventive healthcare as a guiding principle, we have conducted 5 screening camps in Kusumpur Pahari, Dalil Ekta Camp and Nathupur Pahari for over 500 adults and children. Beneficiaries received opportunities to interact with doctors who noted any ailments or diseases that could be addressed. A follow-up medicine distribution camp was set up in every community to distribute prescribed medicines and explain their dosage to patients.
Some patients were referred for surgeries and the process of consultations with experts began with the help of our panel and the doctors at Sama Hospital. Those who received surgeries come from underprivileged backgrounds and are unable to invest in expensive medical care. The programme is on-going as patients continue to get referred for intervention.
Our Communities in Delhi NCR – Kusumpur Pahari, Dalil Ekta Camp, Mahipalpur and Nathupur Pahari have access to quality health care through on-site availability of doctors comprising pediatricians, gynecologists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and others; and partnership with Sama Hospital and other Clinics in cases of surgical intervention.

OUTCOMES 2016-2017
• Over 500 people discussed their ailments with our panel of doctors .The panel consists of a Dermatologist, gynecologist, chest expert, plastic surgeon, ophthalmologist and MBBS doctors among others.
• Over 300 persons were able to get medicines free of cost
• 50 community members have received on-site interventions.
• A network of doctors and patients is in place, with Ritinjali functioning as a key communicator between the two
• 7 successful interventions have been carried out under this programme and follow-up continues. More interventions are on-going
• The hesitation about doctors is slowly fading and giving way towards a more informed community