Community Health

In order to improve the health status of the villagers we have taken up various activities in 10 villages with regard to prevention, treatment, referrals & sanitation.

 

Objectives:

  • To create awareness, mobilize the villagers and help them to improve their health status.
  • To assist and train animators to attend to the basic health needs of the villages
  • To formulate and undertake developmental projects on health education
  • To collaborate with Government and other secular organizations to promote health and improve education
  • To continue our effort in the villages in health promotion and prevention of diseases
  • To help them to grow and to develop their own resources for a healthy living

Activities

  • Reproductive child health (RCH)
  • Immunization
  • School health program
  • DOTS (RNTCP)
  • Village health and Nutrition Program
  • Sanitation (Project of making sanitary toilets)
  • Mobile Clinics
  • Prevention/Treatment/Referrals
  • Training of Voluntary health workers and Local birth Attendants.
  • Conducting surveys of the above villages.
  • Collaborating with Government in health related programs (National health programs).
  • Notification of notifiable diseases.
  • Notification of Diseases under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme
  • Conducting Medical Camps when need arises in all the districts of Meghalaya.
  • Providing First AID care in Institution’s functions (e.g. sports day/ Public rally/Processions) in the villages and urban areas
  • Information, Education and Communication (IEC)
  • Home visits in the Villages and urban areas.
  • Hepatitis B screening program.

 

Achievements In Public Health

  • Formation of Health sanitation and Nutrition committee with the Village Headman as the Chairman.
  • The first hospital to detect and notify the Government during the meningococcal meningitis & cholera outbreaks
  • The first hospital to detect and notify the Government about the suspected Japanese encephalitis cases in the state.

New Facilities

Tuberculosis Lab

RNTCP (Govt. Of India) certified Line Probe Assay (LPA) Tuberculosis Culture & Drug Sensitivity Laboratory was inaugurated on 15th March 2013. LPA is a testing method in which we peer directly into the DNA of the bacillus causing tuberculosis and ascertain whether it is sensitive OR resistant OR partially resistant to currently available therapy.

It is now the official Culture & Drug Susceptibility Laboratory for LPA in the State, being the second such centre in the whole of the north east. In addition, it is planning to scale up its activities by being the State referral centre for follow up cultures in patients under treatment for Multi Drug Resistant TB.

 

Vitek Ms

 It is a mass spectrometer (only the third in the country), used for identification of bacteria, including mycobacteria and fungi that cause infections in humans. It takes just minutes to identify the organisms as opposed to hours to days by conventional methods. This leads to faster initiation of treatment in patients.