Secondary Health Care
1. Vivekananda Hospital, TEZU, Arunachal Pradesh
The Vivekananda Hospital at Tezu, located in the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh was established with an aim to provide secondary health care for the rural masses. The hospital was formally inaugurated by Dr Mohesh Chai, Hon’ble Minister of Arunachal Pradesh state Govt on 27th Jan 2017 in the presence of Deputy commissioner of Lohit District officials and community leaders.
The Vivekananda Hospital evolved with the initiatives of Karuna Trust, supported by Bengt & Eva Wahlqvist and Jan & Birgitta Opsahl from Switzerland for the construction and setting up of equipment for the hospital. The human settlement in the area is semi-urban where the urban population of the area has access to the Government Hospital, However, to cater to rural masses, to whom the services were not only difficult to access, but also lacked in quality and specialist services, the hospital at Tezu was established. The hospital is a 16 bedded facility, well-equipped with delivery (labour) room, a dental unit, Eye care unit and is supported by a well-equipped laboratory.
The strategic objective of establishing the hospital is to provide quality clinical and preventive health services to the people. The health centre has been providing the following services:
- OPD & IPD services
- Minor OT
- Dental Care
- Eye Care
- Laboratory and radiographic diagnostics
- 24 hours’ essential obstetric facility which can cover both normal and C-section delivery
- 24 hours’ availability of doctors and Para-medical staff
2. Vivekananda Eye Hospital, Gumballi
The Vivekananda Eye Hospital has adopted an integrated approach to eye care and it has been functioning as an independent unit in close coordination with the ANMs and other health workers at the PHC. The staff at the hospital includes a team of visiting consultants from Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, a resident ophthalmologist and support staff. Weekly eye camps are held at villages in Chamarajanagar district, Nanjangud and T Narasipura Taluks of Mysore District with the help of other government hospitals, PHCs, nurses and ANMs. We have been conducting about 120 to 150 intraocular surgeries per month, with sophisticated small incision approach at a cost of Rs 1000/ case.
3. Manasa (Women) and Manasadhama (Men)- A Home for the Homeless!!!
The state of homeless people especially the wandering mentally ill in India, is agonising. The problem of homeless mentally ill population is the product of social neglect and the lack of support, coupled with the apathy of the state towards them and their rights. Manasa/ Manasadhama is a response to this felt need and seeks to provide a system to address the physical, mental and emotional needs of these people. Manasa/ Manasadhama strives to establish a comprehensive model for care, support and rehabilitation of the homeless mentally ill population of Mysore. The institution also works towards raising public awareness and changing overall attitude towards homeless mentally ill individuals.
Our field team rescue homeless individuals in and around Mysore, and shelter them in our Transit Care Centre (TCC), where they are provided food, shelter, comprehensive medical care including psychiatric care. Additionally, skill development activities are conducted at TCC such that all the inmates develop adequate capacity to perform basic chores, selfcare and income generation. General Health & HIV program for the inmates has been arranged with the Government Medical College Hospital (K.R.Hospital) at Mysore. Students of Master of Social Work (MSW) and Nursing students from various institutions visit Transit Care Centre, K.C. Layout, Mysore regularly and interact with the inmates and conduct group therapy (games, storytelling, counselling etc.) After full recovery, their families are traced and repatriated. So far, 10 such individuals have been successfully treated and repatriated with their families.
4. First Referral Units
Two of our urban maternal hospitals serve as first referral units to over 2 lakh population providing safe mother and child health services. They are equipped with labour room, OT and in-patient wards and provide round the clock (24*7) services, including normal and C-section deliveries.