Did Covid-19 ‘Other’ The ASHAs From Their Own?

Written by Priyanshu K. ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) have been instrumental in managing the pandemic across the country. They carried out several responsibilities in the past year – identifying people showing symptoms of Corona, linking them to quarantine facilities or ensuring home isolation, providing them with medicines and following up on them. A report by … Continue reading Did Covid-19 ‘Other’ The ASHAs From Their Own?

What does working in primary healthcare mean? Voices of young doctors from rural southern Rajasthan.

Apexa Raithatha, Divya Manchanda, Nithin Ignatius, Shyamsundar Raithana and Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan The domain of primary healthcare has 2 sides, like those of a coin: many doctors speak of the wide range of conditions they see and the emergencies they manage in situations where they often do not have the luxury of investigations for support, … Continue reading What does working in primary healthcare mean? Voices of young doctors from rural southern Rajasthan.

Volunteering In Response To Covid-19: A Case From Rural Rajasthan

Read about how the network of volunteers at Basic HealthCare Services worked towards building awareness during the second wave of covid, and providing medicines, advising on home care and following up on identified patients.  Click on the link below to read full blog https://www.indiafellow.org/blog/2021/08/volunteering-in-response-to-covid-19-a-case-from-rural-india/ – by Priyanshu Krishnamoorti, who is an India Fellow and an … Continue reading Volunteering In Response To Covid-19: A Case From Rural Rajasthan

Thinc series: Migration and Healthcare | ‘Reclaiming of trust among the migrant population is important’

Moderated by Deputy Associate Editor Udit Misra, this edition had panelists discuss healthcare provisions for migrants, the need for community-based health services and universal health coverage Click on the linke below to read full article. https://indianexpress.com/article/india/third-edition-migration-and-healthcare-reclaiming-of-trust-among-the-migrant-population-is-important-7371303/

Moving beyond vitals – looking at the person behind the patient in primary health care

After completing my post graduate training in community medicine, I worked at a medical college for almost a decade, independently leading a community health program. We had a presence in 150 villages across 3 districts of Gujarat as a part of our direct service delivery program and worked in a tribal block as part of … Continue reading Moving beyond vitals – looking at the person behind the patient in primary health care

Winning back the trust of communities

Rebuilding trust in the public healthcare system can help combat vaccine hesitancy in rural communities. Click on the link below to read full article. https://idronline.org/article/health/tackling-vaccine-hesitancy-in-rural-rajasthan/ – By Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan, director at Basic HealthCare Services and Pavitra Mohan, director at Basic HealthCare Services

Action to prevent and manage COVID-19 in rural India

In the second wave of the pandemic in India, we are seeing an insidious but sure increase in COVID-19 in rural areas of South Rajasthan; much more than in first wave. Higher infectivity of the virus, massive transmission in urban areas and greater mobility of people between rural and urban areas appear to be responsible … Continue reading Action to prevent and manage COVID-19 in rural India

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