Setting up of new Multipurpose Medical Hospital in Trichirappalli District.(various villages)
This proposed project is to develop Community Multipurpose Health Centre, run by NEW Life Trust at Trichirappalli. This is also to set up a fully equipped hospital , three Satellite Health Centers , to launch 100 medical Mobile Vans and also to initiate Programmes for creating Health Awareness in the rural areas of Trichirappalli district of Tamilnadu. Presently our trust applying funding to running a Community multipurpose Health centre with number of super specialty departments such as;
250 Bedded Hospital with following Departments
We have a very reputed past service history in providing various health services to the rural people of the area through our community out reach programmes, rural medical camps and also through the base hospital established at Trichirappalli district of Tamilnadu. In order to strengthen the ongoing programmes by scaling up the existing programmes we are planning to upgrade the existing Hospital with required infrastructure and modern machineries and equipments. Though our service has benefited scores of the rural mass of the area, still there is an urgent need to set up system to reach all the un reached population of the area which has very limited access to quality health services. People of the area mentioned in the ongoing paragraphs have to traverse a long distance for a simple health check up especially for child and maternity health problems. Vaccination and prevention of Chronic Disease has also take strategic position in this proposed project. Ultimate aim of the project is to provide quality health services at one Profile of the Project area
Tiruchirapalli district lies at the heart of Tamil Nadu. The district has an area of 4,404 square kilometers. It is bounded in the north by Salem district, in the northwest by Namakkal district, in the northeast by Perambalur district and Ariyalur district, in the east by Thanjavur District, in the southeast by Pudukkottai district, in the south by Madurai district and Sivagangai district, in the southwest by Dindigul district and, in the west by Karur district. Kaveri river flows through the length of the district and is the principal source of irrigation and water supply.
Proposed Project Activities
i) This proposed project will set up Three Satellite Health Centers respectively in all the above mentioned Three districts ( Trichy, Perambalur and Ariyalur Dsitrict) to facilitate our Community Based Health Care Programmes. The Centers will have fulltime Health attendants to meet emergencies and will have well connected communication channels with the Trust. The Centers will be equipped with all required equipments and a mini Operation Theaters. Round the clock Mobile Medicare services will be also provided through these Centers. All causalities related to Cardiology, Gynecology, Eye Diseases, and Pediatric will be attended in the Centers. Specialist from the Base Hospital will continuously visit these centers and facilitate the services.
ii) Another Major activities projected through this proposal is to expand the existing Hospital building into a 500 bedded full-fledged State of Art Community Multipurpose Health Centre providing all kinds of super special health services, It is also to furnish and equip all the existing department with modern medical equipments, apparatus and machineries .It has also been planned out to construct additional buildings to start new medical departments , hostels for working staff including medical officers and nurses.
Following are the proposed departments for furnishing and equipping;
iii) Third Component of the Project will be to start various medical camps in the remote villages including Medical Mobile Vans. 25 medical mobile vans are planned out to be launched at various villages . each van will cover a total of 40 villages per month . These mobile van will have qualified medical doctors, social workers, counselors and pharmacists. The proposed van will in two shifts.in the morning shift it can visit one village and in the afternoon it can visit another village which is closer to the morning one. Each unit will cover a minimum of 8000 patients of per month and thus can serve at least 96000 patients per year. 200 patients can be examined and treated in one villages in a shift and thus through 25 of such units a total of 11,52,000 patients cab be examined ant treated per year. The proposed vans will be launched in three above mentioned districts.
The time line for the completion of the project is three years from the date of commencing. Proposed Medical Mobile vans will continue operating even after three years. All the medical institute, courses, and departments will be set up and would be operational permanently.
Need for various medical Intervention
a) Ophthalmic Care programmes
NEED FOR INTERVENTION IN REDUSING THE BACKLOG OF CATARACT.
In Tamilnadu at present as on the previous survey done by Tamilnadu state ophthalmic cell, there are 5lac persons blind with both eyes and out of these 68% are due to cataract. Hence in Tamilnadu there is a backlog of about 3.4lac blind persons having cataract. It is estimated that in tamilnadu there is an addition of 1lac cataract cases every year. At present 1.02 to 1.5lac cataract operation are being performed every year, since last four year, which includes significant contribution from help age India too. Thus for Tamilnadu it is not difficult to control blindness within 3 to 5 years by setting up priorities and increasing efforts to perform 2.5lac cataract operations every year. In Tamilnadu about 60% of the workload are being performed by NGOs. It is there for very essential that maximum avenues should be explored to support the noble endeavors of all the NGOs, which are playing a significant role in reducing the prevalence of blindness in the state of Tamilnadu. New Life Trust as a pioneer NGO has also played a vital role in reducing the backlog of cataract, by ay of performing an average of 5000, cataract surgeries every year in Tamilnadu. Our strategic plan for implementing the ophthalmic care programmes covers, the entire Tamilnadu scaling up of our programmes is entirely depends on the availability of the funds.
The problem of blindness is complex because of its gigantic size, multiple cause, shortage of trained ophthalmic personnel and rural urban imbalance of the available scare resources. The survey conducted by Government of India with the help of WHO during 2005-2010 revealed the prevalence of blindness in Tamilnadu at 1.44% Government efforts in control of blindness are supplemented by voluntary organizations, Non-government organizations. In Tamilnadu the NGOs are playing vital role in control of blindness. They are actively involved in education activities preventive measures rehabilitation programmes as well surgical services in the community for control of blindness in Tamilnadu. Blindness is the most significant economic and social burden on the affected individual and society, it is therefore very essential to priorities setting up of infrastructure not only in urban centers also semi urban/rural based.
People with visual problems at villages, just not interested to take any preventive measures for preventing the progress of the eye diseases or to prevent occurrence of it. This is mainly due to various reasons such as;
b) Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Prevention Programmes. (Need For Intervention)
Thalassemia major is one of the disease which is include and has no medicine available for This disease is genetically driven for children from their parents, if both of them are Thalassemia Minor. Thalassemia Major children hardly lives for 10 to 15 years and they require frequent blood transfusion. Since there is no medicine or treatment available to save the affected persons, it is found very significant to prevent from inheriting this from their parents by avoiding marriages between two Thalassemia minors. Thalassemia can be prevented by pre-marital blood tests ans awareness programmes. We are organizing both blood test and awareness camps at free of cost. Each test cost us around Rs. 350.00 plus staff salary, cost of Documentation and use of our existing infrastructure. Department of education government of Tamilnadu has made this test compulsory for all schools and colleges in Tamilnadu. Despite of the financial constrains, our performance graphs in the past have been always high. Thalassemia is life threatening disorder like cancer, aids, and hepatitis but it lacks social awareness, which leads to a further increase in its spread. An estimated 250 million people in the world suffer from Thalassemia. One major difference is that it is preventable by an inexpensive test. The test costs only Rs. 320.00 per person ans results in saving Rs.30,000, of treatment cost annually in india alone. We are working for a “Thalassemia Free World” for this; we have started a model project in Tamilnadu. While Thalassemia affects up to 4-5% of the people. 40 million Indian suffer from Thalassemia and 10000 new case are added every year. There are two types of Thalassemia; Minor and major. Thalassemia Minor is a carrier state and the people affected lead a perfectly normal and healthy life. It is not s disease. Yet Thalassemia major is fatal, afflicting children of parents who are both hemoglobin, leading to a gradual failure of orguns. In the absence of treatment the child dies within 1 to 8 years of age. Treatment comprise of monthly or bi-monthly blood transfusions. This has to be coupled with the injection of iron chelating of iron chelating drug for 8 hours at a stretch, minimum 5 nightcap week. In spite of all efforts, it is not a permanent cure and child does not survive beyond the age of 20. It is equivalent to fighting a lost battle. Besides that financial burden, the diseases takes a heavy psychological toll on the family, despite of the staggering treatment cost; the child’s life cnnot be extended beyond a few years.
c) Need for Medical Mobile Vans and conducting other proposed medical Camps:
In a country like ours, the substantial size of the population coupled with slow paced economic growth has worsened the health of the average Indian. For creating an accommodative and reciprocative health care structure, the government needs to allocate 6% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), towards health services, whereas we have been consistency allocating under 3% of the GD pint he budget. Thus there is a huge gap between the need and what exists on ground. New Life Trust supplements and tried to fill in the gap through the mobile Medicare units with the objective of alleviating hardship and suffering of the disadvantaged rural population and their families living in rural and urban area. Access to basic health service to all the people of the project of the mentioned district irrespective of their cast, religion or creed is the basic Moto of this project, which is expected to provide health services at the door step of the people, which would be a boon to he bed ridden, people with restricted mobility, poor and socio economically backward persons, and millions of rural poor women and children including pregnant ladies and elderly population.
We need 1000 cr. as a corpus fund. We want to treat each and every poor patient totally free of cost. i.e. those who are living under below poverty level ( Rs. 7,000/- year income ). If we deposit Rs. 100 cr. As a fixed deposit @ 8% Interest, we will get Rs. 80,00,000/- month. We will use this towards free treatment. An analysis of the beneficiaries during last 12 years from our Trust Hospital revealed that 895 patients were the tribal people. While 11% beneficiaries were of general category. Out of 100% patients of all categories, 63% patients were having less than Rs. 7,000/- income per annum per family and therefore they have obtained all facilities free of charges and other patients have been provide the facilities at a very low and affordable rate.
Budget Summary for MEDICAL HOSPITALS
IN ONE VILLAGE IN TIRUCHIRAPALLI.
TOTAL COST OF PROJECT FOR EACH VILLAGE : 151 Crores
PROJECT COST FOR 4 VILLAGES : Rupees 604 Crores
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