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

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

सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता के जीवन में एक दिन

सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता के जीवन में एक दिन ग्रामीण राजस्थान में, सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता नई भूमिकाओं को अपना रहे हैं – वह है महामारी से जुड़ी भ्रांतियों और लॉकडाउन से जुड़े भय को दूर कर रहे है| मैं राजस्थान के उदयपुर जिले के एक गाँव मातासुला में रहती हूँ| मैं एक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता के रूप में बेसिक हेल्थकेयर सर्विसेज (BHS) के साथ काम करती हूं, ताकि स्थानीय समुदायों के लोगों के बीच स्वास्थ्य और पोषण के बारे में जागरूकता पैदा कर सकूं। मैं 2014 से BHS के साथ जुड़ी हूँ और पिछले आठ महीनों से मानपुर क्लिनिक में कार्यरत हूँ। मेरे अलावा, सिस्टर (नर्स), भैया (एक पुरुष सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता, जो पुरुषों के साथ अधिक निकटता से बातचीत करते हैं), बाईजी (क्लीनर), और एक अन्य वरिष्ठ स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता भी क्लिनिक में कार्यरत हैं। COVID-19 से पहले, मैं आमतौर पर प्रत्येक दिन की शुरुआत में फ़ील्ड (कार्यक्षेत्र) में बाहर निकलती थी, लेकिन अब लॉकडाउन के कारण, हम फ़ील्ड (कार्यक्षेत्र) में कम ही जाते हैं। आजकल, हम क्लिनिक में अधिकतर समय सिस्टर की मदद करते हुए बिताते है। हम मरीजों से उनकी यात्रा की हिस्ट्री के बारे में पूछते हैं कि क्या उनके घर या गांव में कोई भी व्यक्ति कहीं बाहर से लौटा है, और घर पर क्या स्थिति है। लॉकडाउन से पहले, सिस्टर और वरिष्ठ स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता फ़ील्ड (कार्यक्षेत्र) में प्रसव पूर्व देखभाल (एंटी नेटल केयर) और प्रसवोत्तर देखभाल (पोस्ट नेटल केयर) का कार्य किया करते थे। वे इन महिलाओं को आयरन और कैल्शियम सप्लीमेंट देते थे, और काउंसलिंग सेशन आयोजित करते थे। अब ऐसा कुछ भी नहीं हो सकता है। हम फोन पर कुछ माताओं के साथ बात करते हैं, और उन्हें सलाह देते हैं कि उन्हें किन गोलियों और सावधानियों को लेने की आवश्यकता हो सकती है, लेकिन हम समूह सत्र आयोजित नहीं कर सकते हैं और पहले हम जितनी महिलाओं तक पहुँच सकते थे, अब ऐसा नहीं कर सकते हैं। मैं एक फुलवारी1 सुपरवाइज़र भी हूं, लेकिन अब जब फुलवारी बंद हो गई है, तो हम पहले जो काम किया करते थे, वह काम अब नहीं कर सकते है, जैसे कि बच्चों का वजन करना और कुपोषित बच्चों की पहचान करना। हालांकि, हम अभी भी फुलवारी से भोजन तैयार और व्यवस्थित करते हैं, फिर इसे पार्सल करते हैं, और हमारे फुलवारी वर्कर बच्चों को भोजन वितरित करते हैं। और भले ही माता-पिता की मीटिंग्स … Continue reading सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता के जीवन में एक दिन

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

प्रवासियों के लिए कोरोना का अर्थ है कोई रोजगार ना रहा।

प्रवासियों के लिए कोरोना का अर्थ है कोई रोजगार ना रहा। लॉक डाउन के कारण पूरे देश में आज आर्थिक गतिविधियाँ रुक गई है। इस कठिन दौर में आदिवासी बाहुल्य क्षेत्रों के प्रवासियों को जो कि रसोई कार्य, कपड़ा व्यवसाय, फेक्ट्री वर्कर व कन्स्ट्रक्शन कार्य आदि में मजदूरी का काम करते है, उनको अपने रोजमर्रा के … Continue reading प्रवासियों के लिए कोरोना का अर्थ है कोई रोजगार ना रहा।

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

Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India

Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India Why is it that the Coronavirus epidemic has led to such a strong and harsh global response? How does power dynamics across social and economic spectrum play a role in making such decisions?A delightful blog by our … Continue reading Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India

Managing healthcare in remote, rural areas in the times of COVID: Insights from a doctor on the frontline

Managing healthcare in remote, rural areas in the times of COVID: Insights from a doctor on the frontline With much focus on Covid-19, there is a loss of focus on other healthcare services. The most affected are patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Tuberculosis,  Rheumatic diseases etc. We are noticing several … Continue reading Managing healthcare in remote, rural areas in the times of COVID: Insights from a doctor on the frontline

Covid-19 crisis: Shift focus from hospitals to primary care

Covid-19 crisis: Shift focus from hospitals to primary care Our colleague Dr Pavitra Mohan, and Dr Nachiket Mor argue for the need to focus on and strengthening primary care to manage the #COVID19 crisis. Click on the link to read full article. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/covid-19-crisis-shift-focus-from-hospitals-to-primary-care/article31278485.ece?fbclid=IwAR2WFdAcX2st9523NN9KouKXMFyuVYKo0-ga2WCmSza4csD-yPb25fnZ0Zc

Coronavirus: Separating facts from hype

Coronavirus: Separating facts from hype With flood of articles, assumptions and theories doing rounds, there is a dire need for scientific evidence that informs decisions around tackling COVID19.Our colleagues Pavitra Mohan and Arpita Amin bring out a piece drawing in robust findings that separates facts from hypes around the disease. Click on the link below … Continue reading Coronavirus: Separating facts from hype

Three ways to combat coronavirus

Three ways to combat coronavirus Strengthening primary and community health care, combined with vastly expanded testing, will be key to overcoming the pandemic, as the lock-down provides some time. Click on the link below to read the full article by our colleagues. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/three-ways-to-combat-coronavirus-120032801149_1.html?fbclid=IwAR1Jm_qjVOjhwO20gUNz2lm494frkqux2Xbo11hcwyfXGqtCeA2Ctw0d7FI#.XoBLNZewins.facebook