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जिन्दगी मिल गई है दुबारा


यह कहानी है आदिवासी परिवार में जन्में श्री गौतम मीणा* की जो सलूम्बर क्षेत्र कि झल्लारा पंचायत समिति के बोरी गाँव के रहने वाले हैं। इनकी माता की मृत्यु तभी हो गई थी जब वे मात्र 5 वर्ष के थे और पिता का साया भी आज से 2 वर्ष पूर्व उठ गया था। गरीबी व … Continue reading जिन्दगी मिल गई है दुबारा

Time to end TB or is it? Economic burden deterring TB Care


Time to end TB or is it? Economic burden deterring TB Care 27 years old Galba* had contracted TB three years ago while working as a Head Loader in Ahmedabad. Galba hailed from a tribal hamlet of Udaipur district in Rajasthan. Earning a bare amount of Rs 3000, Galba had to sustain a family comprising … Continue reading Time to end TB or is it? Economic burden deterring TB Care

Swasth Diwas at Amrit: A Photostory


Swasth Diwas is an initiative at Amrit Clinic to create a peer group of persons suffering from Tuberculosis and their families. This group congregates once a month. They learn about the disease itself, the importance of compliance to the drug regime, and nutrition; they bust myths, and meet survivors. Pranoti Monde, an India fellow at … Continue reading Swasth Diwas at Amrit: A Photostory

In a fight against Tuberculosis with AMRIT Clinics


In a fight against Tuberculosis with AMRIT Clinics “TB ke marizon se milne ya unke ghar jaane mein khatra hai kyunki isse aapko bhi TB ho sakta hai.” “TB toh ek halki bimari hai jisme khansi aur bukhar hota hai. Ise kisi ilaaj ki zarurat nahi.” “TB toh keval un purshon ko hota hai jo … Continue reading In a fight against Tuberculosis with AMRIT Clinics

जुडवाँ बच्चे-दोहरी खुशियाँ


जुडवाँ बच्चे-दोहरी खुशियाँ नवली बाई मानपुर पंचायत के हण्ड़ी फला गांव की रहने वाली एक खेतीहर आदिवासी महिला श्रमिक है। इनकी उम्र 40 वर्ष है। लाली बाई के पति रामलाल प्रवासी श्रमिक है जो कि अहमदाबाद में मार्बल फर्श घिसाई का कार्य करते है। रामलाल जी लम्बे समय तक प्रवास पर रहते है और वार-त्योहार … Continue reading जुडवाँ बच्चे-दोहरी खुशियाँ

पोषण कार्यक्रम से बदला दूर-दराज के आदिवासी क्षेत्रों में खान-पान का स्वरूप


पोषण कार्यक्रम से बदला दूर-दराज आदिवासी इलाकों में खान-पान का स्वरूप “एक माह मेँ केवल दो बार हरी सब्जी का उपयोग होता जब माँ बाजार जाती तो हरी सब्जी नसीब होती लेकिन किचन गार्डन लगाने के बाद सप्ताह मेँ चार दिन हरी सब्जी खाते है और पड़ौसियों को भी दी है” – पन्नालाल *(टी बी … Continue reading पोषण कार्यक्रम से बदला दूर-दराज के आदिवासी क्षेत्रों में खान-पान का स्वरूप

Report and Recommendations of the National Consultation on Strengthening Primary HealthCare in Rural India


Access the complete Report of National Consultation on Strengthening Primary HealthCare in Rural India organised by Basic HealthCare Services and Academy of Family Physicians in India during the World Rural Health Conference ’18 held in April’18 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi http://www.wrhc2018.com/pdf/Rural%20Primary%20Care%20Report.pdf

The National Consultation on Strengthening Primary Healthcare in Rural India


The National Consultation on Strengthening Primary Healthcare in Rural India Synthesising evidences for building a responsive, comprehensive primary healthcare for the underserved Primary healthcare is essentially the first three floors of a hundred floor tall building.  – Dr M K Bhan In the month of April 2018, Basic HealthCare Services in partnership with Academy of … Continue reading The National Consultation on Strengthening Primary Healthcare in Rural India

Is you Daaktar Saab really a Doctor?


All across the country poor people receive even poorer healthcare when it is them that require it the most. Where public facilities are lacking untrained professionals and quacks flock to fill the gap. Here is one such disturbing incident from AMRIT Clinic field area. When Manish had a high fever for two consecutive days, Bheru*, … Continue reading Is you Daaktar Saab really a Doctor?

Rawach hopes for a Healthier future this Independence Day


The 72nd Independence day was indeed a special one for Rawach, a village located in Gogunda Tehsil in the Udaipur District of Rajasthan . In the presence of approximately 300 residents AMRIT Clinic -an initiative by Basic HealthCare Services (BHS), in collaboration with Aajeevika Bureau (AB), was inaugurated at Rawach. This is the second clinic where … Continue reading Rawach hopes for a Healthier future this Independence Day

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