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Health and awareness

 

Health and hygiene in slum and village communities has been a major issue.  People are dying of diseases such of dengue fever, malaria, tuberculosis, cancers, aids, pulmonary edema, and so on.  The husbands of two of the women in our women’s program recently died of tuberculosis. 

 

Children are suffering from malnutrition, skin diseases, poor eyesight, etc.  Children in the quarry communities live in very dangerous and hazardous environments places which are perilous for children to live and play.


We are organizing health camps and screenings of all kinds in all of our target communities.   We have worked with doctors from the ESI Government hospitals, with other welfare organization--teaming up in different communities, giving treatment and diagnosing hundreds of people who are below the line of poverty.  People who are not able to help themselves.  We are also providing awareness of early detection and prevention.   

 

We are not just setting up camps, but also our doctors have gone door-to-door in poor communities treating people especially old people who cannot come to our camps because they have no one to bring them to our camps.  To date more than 5000 people have received free medical check-ups and follow-ups by Banaglore City Mission doctors and volunteers.


Bangalore City Mission has been organizing health camps and screenings of all kinds in all of our target communities.  We have worked with doctors from the ESI Government hospitals, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Samarpan Medical Trust, Manipal, Ramiah Medical College and Hospital, and with other welfare organizations teaming up in different communities, giving treatment and diagnosing thousands of people below the line of poverty.   These are people who are unable to help themselves.   We are also providing awareness and early detection and prevention.

Not just setting up camps but also our doctors have gone door to door in poor communities treating people especially elderly people who cannot come to our camps because they have no one to bring them to our camps. The year 2009 alone saw more that 5000 people receive free medical checks and follow-ups by Bangalore City Mission doctors and volunteers.


This is a duplication with a previous paragraph. 

COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM AND HIV/AIDS EDUCATION:
We often conduct HIV/AIDS related programs in our school building.  AIDS, especially in developing countries like India, has reached alarming proportions.  The number of HIV-positive people in India is estimated to be among the highest in the world.  Though this disease is evenly spread out--cutting across socio-economic lines--it is chiefly the women and children from poorer communities who bear the brunt of the stigma associated with the dreaded disease and who are sidelined from the society.  Women in rural areas lack basic personal hygiene and knowledge of contraception. Commercial sex workers and their children are also at high risk of contracting this disease due to lack of awareness. We are striving to educate communities and create awareness about AIDS and protect vulnerable women and children by caring for them.

 


Implementation:

 

  1. The community is often invited into the school complex and given such HIV-related education.
  2. Community health-awareness programs are arranged in all our village and quarry clusters.
  3. Medical experts from reputed establishments are invited to give talks to create awareness among the people.
  4. Our community development officers conduct awareness programs in the slums and villages.
  5. We organize regular medial checkups for all school children.  Eye examinations, and free general medical checkups are given.
  6. Children in our school along with village people are taught emergency medical treatments like CPR, personal hygiene, and ways to avoid preventable diseases.

Many people suffer serious illnesses from preventable diseases.  By implementing these  this kind of medical camps, we help in early detection of diseases and in doing away with bacterial and fungal infections that plague slums and backward areas.

The community is often invited into the school complex and given such HIV related education. BCM organizes regular medial checkups for all school kids, and also taught emergency medical treatments like CPR, personal hygiene and ways to stay away from preventive diseases. 

 


 

DENTAL CLINICS

 

 

Most poor sections of India have no access to dental health.  We are working in co-ordination with the Ramiah Medical College and Hospital in conducting Dental Camps in many areas giving thousands of poor people the opportunity to have dental check-ups.

GENERAL CHECK-UPS