This World TB Day, let us listen to poor TB patients in rural and urban India

“I am suffering for more than 6 months. I have been to many government hospitals, but they do not check properly- wahan jaane se gun nahi hua (there was no improvement there). That is why I travel 70 kms to come here- here you check us properly”- a 55 year old male visiting AMRIT Clinic in … Continue reading This World TB Day, let us listen to poor TB patients in rural and urban India

Socialising At Clinics: How ‘Beemari’ And ‘Dawai’ Became My Go-To Conversation Starters

Socialising At Clinics: How ‘Beemari’ And ‘Dawai’ Became My Go-To Conversation Starters “Aap beemar ho? Kya hua?” “Aapka ilaaj kabse chaalu hua? Dawai lene ke baad thoda aaram mila?” “Aap kahaan se aaye? Kitna door hai clinic se? Paidal aaye kya?” “Aap theek se khana kha rahe ho? Din mein kitni baar khaate ho?” The … Continue reading Socialising At Clinics: How ‘Beemari’ And ‘Dawai’ Became My Go-To Conversation Starters

Covid-19 impact: In south Rajasthan clinics, doctors see spike in TB and child malnutrition

Covid-19 impact: In south Rajasthan clinics, doctors see spike in TB and child malnutrition Migrant workers’ families and communities continue to be fragile. Counselling, healthcare and supplementary nutrition is essential. Click on the link below to read full article. https://scroll.in/article/976115/covid-19-impact-in-south-rajasthan-clinics-doctors-see-spike-in-tb-and-child-malnutrition?fbclid=IwAR0bhZ_s-oBR5DVP_cQ4tibQRZ_B0waw9ftj-0SrfBKiLfKIDy6cRb9AY1E –Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan and Pavitra Mohan are pediatricians and co-founders of Basic Health Care Services, that … Continue reading Covid-19 impact: In south Rajasthan clinics, doctors see spike in TB and child malnutrition

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Sanjana Mohan

Our colleague, Dr. Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan ,alumnus of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shares how AMRIT Clinics has been assisting the communities it serves amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the link below to read full article. https://blogs.lshtm.ac.uk/alumni/2020/09/22/covid-19-alumni-stories-sanjana-mohan/?fbclid=IwAR305rtbwcKQ1zZcQrTGl9PipND3zsVVWhcIzmLI4uH0fr_9wFYe-VjTPeI

Forcing migrants to stay back in cities during lockdown worsened spread of coronavirus, study shows

Forcing migrants to stay back in cities during lockdown worsened spread of coronavirus, study shows A doctor looks at the pattern of Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan. Our colleagues had analysed this data from Rajasthan to examine the assumption that if migrants were allowed back to their villages before the lockdown, rural spread of the epidemic … Continue reading Forcing migrants to stay back in cities during lockdown worsened spread of coronavirus, study shows

Mitigating malnutrition

Mitigating malnutrition In response to the food crisis created by the lockdown, here’s what anganwadis can do to ensure that children stay nourished in times of COVID-19 and beyond. Click on the link below to read full article. https://idronline.org/mitigating-malnutrition/?fbclid=IwAR2hjT3tjhGpkx-y6Eo_riDHcDZILDK81OP7uJpj7L7UZwGLd_z9_Zu6gyA -by Dr.Pavitra Mohan , Dr.Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan

Providing primary care in COVID-19 lockdown to rural, underserved areas of Rajasthan, India

Providing primary care in COVID-19 lockdown to rural, underserved areas of Rajasthan, India AMRIT Clinics are featured in British Medical Journal Global Health blogs. We are proud of our team who continued to provide healthcare with dignity, fearlessly during these difficult times. Click on the link below to readd the full article. https://blogs.bmj.com/bmjgh/2020/06/05/39633/?fbclid=IwAR3MNGVKJOCmxDZz2HKQ725O8y5PAjjUZlBJ3V03i10VMn1KEInrWWqSsnE – Pavitra … Continue reading Providing primary care in COVID-19 lockdown to rural, underserved areas of Rajasthan, India

Stronger health system could have averted 500,000 non-Covid deaths in India in early lockdown period

Stronger health system could have averted 500,000 non-Covid deaths in India in early lockdown period Managing the coronavirus pandemic should not result in restricted access to other services. Click on the below link to read the full article. https://scroll.in/article/962147/stronger-health-system-could-have-averted-500000-non-covid-deaths-in-india-in-early-lockdown-period?fbclid=IwAR1fFfOXzZCujZgdaXlfFxlX2KkW6pDGzsLz_vKfd6c1tRV8EG_MtZmvIr0 – Pavitra Mohan, a paediatrician and public health physician, is the co-founder of Basic Health Care … Continue reading Stronger health system could have averted 500,000 non-Covid deaths in India in early lockdown period

Study of 1,129 migrants who returned to one Rajasthan area shows that none had coronavirus infection

Study of 1,129 migrants who returned to one Rajasthan area shows that none had coronavirus infection This provides a strong indication that the risk of migrants spreading the infection is low, suggest the study’s authors. Click on the link below to read full article. https://scroll.in/article/960820/study-of-1129-migrants-who-returned-to-one-rajasthan-area-shows-that-none-had-coronavirus-infection?fbclid=IwAR0xqzGDPkbbVma-GUeataG5ICzzvNAQ84ip8coLmGkE20lRPAwfdECk4iI – Pavitra Mohan, a pediatrician and public health physician, is … Continue reading Study of 1,129 migrants who returned to one Rajasthan area shows that none had coronavirus infection

Health workers offer rural tele-counseling to contain COVID-19 myths

Health workers offer rural tele-counseling to contain COVID-19 myths With lack of access to authentic information, myths and fears proliferate. Health workers counsel communities over phone, addressing their anxieties about the disease and the returned migrants Click on the link below to read full article https://www.villagesquare.in/2020/04/22/health-workers-offer-rural-tele-counseling-to-contain-covid-19-myths/ – Manisha Dutta is a public health professional who … Continue reading Health workers offer rural tele-counseling to contain COVID-19 myths

COVID-19: What primary health workers need

COVID-19: What primary health workers need Likely to be the first point of contact for most COVID-19 patients, here’s how primary healthcare teams can be supported to deal with the pandemic. – by Dr.Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan, Hyjel D’souza, Manisha Dutta Link below : https://idronline.org/covid-19-what-primary-health-workers-need/?fbclid=IwAR3rOKp3ThWMyCaSvtPDOP2a8AOy5w_A19ExBZHs8PbZZQJgu8aS1mv1QD0

An evening in Morwal: Of High-quality and Responsive Primary Healthcare saving lives of Tribal communities

An evening in Morwal: Of High-quality and Responsive Primary Healthcare saving lives of Tribal communities AMRIT Clinics are primary healthcare clinics which provide preventive, promotive and curative services and are located in rural, remote areas in Udaipur district in southern Rajasthan. The clinics serve predominantly tribal communities living in extreme deprivation and facing a large burden … Continue reading An evening in Morwal: Of High-quality and Responsive Primary Healthcare saving lives of Tribal communities

Healthier times ahead – AMRIT Clinic reaches the hilly terrains of Kherwada block

6 June’18 was a historic day for the villagers of Kojawada Panchayat. Basic HealthCare Services in partnership with Seva Mandir, an Udaipur-based organisation inaugurated the ‘Seva Mandir AMRIT Clinic’ replacing Seva Mandir’s earlier health facility -Apno swasthya kendra. The AMRIT Clinic was inaugurated with full vigour and spirit with members of community sharing their hopes … Continue reading Healthier times ahead – AMRIT Clinic reaches the hilly terrains of Kherwada block

End TB: Patient-Centric Care is essential

Girja* is a 16 year old cheerful girl from a remote hamlet in Southern Rajasthan. I met her during one of the monthly gatherings for Tuberculosis patients and their families at Amrit Clinic.** She immediately stood out among the group of young and middle-aged men. She later told me about her journey with the all-consuming … Continue reading End TB: Patient-Centric Care is essential

Universal Health Coverage: Building a responsive primary healthcare (Learnings from BHS’ experience)

Mangra fala is a small hamlet located in a corner of Dungarpur district in South Rajasthan. The hamlet with 40 households is surrounded by lofty hills and disconnected from the pakka roads due to a perennial stream running by the village. The impenetrable topography is further distressed by poor availability of any facility in the … Continue reading Universal Health Coverage: Building a responsive primary healthcare (Learnings from BHS’ experience)

Beyond the pathology of a disease: Tuberculosis and the clarion call for a patient-centric approach

On the occassion of World TB Day, a peek into how tuberculosis creates shock waves afflicting the health and socio-economic well-being of a patient. The article explores solutions that has its roots centered around the patient. It explores at a micro-level, how patient-centric approach can contribute a long way in fighting the disease

An inspiration reaffirming the spirit of Women’s Day – Dr Vinaya Pendse

An inspiration reaffirming the spirit of Women’s Day – Dr Vinaya Pendse 8th of March’18 was unusually beautiful. During the morning ride to the field, the office car halted in front a sober-looking house from which a neatly dressed up lady in her 80s, walked out and stepped inside. A few minutes later, she is … Continue reading An inspiration reaffirming the spirit of Women’s Day – Dr Vinaya Pendse

Another AMRIT Clinic reaches the underserved population!

Basic HealthCare Services (BHS), in collaboration with Aajeevika Bureau (AB) opened yet another AMRIT Clinic at a remote, rural and tribal panchayat of Morwal in Gogunda tehsil of Udaipur district. With this, BHS footprint has expanded to cover almost 75000 rural, tribal and high migration communities of South Rajasthan. For last five years, AMRIT clinics … Continue reading Another AMRIT Clinic reaches the underserved population!

AMRIT Reaching the Last-mile Communities

”AMRIT clinic is a blessing – to me, and every member of my family.” In today’s India, people living in the most remote, rural areas continue to struggle to access high-quality healthcare. The lack of quality infrastructure, difficult terrain, inaccessible roads, and scattered households, often mean that whole communities are left out of the public … Continue reading AMRIT Reaching the Last-mile Communities