health services

Since a few doctors, nurses and youths came forward to form the Sangha with conviction and indomitable courage, the organisation has been spreading out its activities in improvement of rural health in six districts of West Bengal through its 7 centres to cover near 18,000 families and a population of about 84,500.

World Health Organization guidelines
All the activities were designed and formulated as per the World Health Organization guidelines of eight major components of Primary Health Care programme:
  • Education concerning prevailing health problems and the methods of preventing and controlling them

  • Promotion of food supply and proper nutrition

  • An adequate supply of safe drinking water and basic sanitation

  • Maternal and child health care including family planning

  • Immunization against major infectious diseases

  • Prevention and control of locally endemic diseases

  • Appropriate treatment of common diseases and injuries

  • Provision of essential drugs

Objectives of the Sangha
  • Health for rural masses

  • Literacy promotion and socio-economic development of the rural masses

  • Conduct research on people-oriented technology for implementation of health programmes

  • Training villagers in primary healthcare

  • Build a model village through people’s participation

  • Make villagers aware of their present condition and help them to be self-reliant

our achievements
Over the last 30 years, through the sustained efforts of the Sangha, healthcare requirements in the villages covered have changed. Stress has shifted from Preventive Care and Curative Care to Promotional activities aiming at integrated development of the villages. Stress is now laid on the following :
  • Non-communicable diseases like hypertension, mental stress, cardiac and other lifestyle related diseases now take the centre stage.

  • More robust infrastructure development.

  • Stress on socio-economic development and added focus on Vocational training

  • Generation of awareness