Migration is a global phenomenon governed by various factors. The most important part is the economical aspect which compels the people to migrate from the rural to urban areas. Since 2020, the pandemic along with the natural disasters like Amphan have forced a considerable population to migrate to the city of Kolkata. Owing to this, Kolkata has been facing rapid growth of unorganised population and expansion of the urban slums. Unhygienic living conditions and lack of healthcare facilities makes life more vulnerable in these parts.
Sabuj Sangha’s Project Niramoy brings expertise in the field of public health and aims to address the health issues and better access to health services for the urban poor in areas of ward no 28 of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and at ward no 79 & 80 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
We organised 13 special health awareness camps on COVID-19 and Dengue, sensitized 542 adolescent girls on menstrual hygiene, adolescent reproductive sexual health and HIV AIDS and the pandemic through 31 awareness programmes, provided awareness on Primary Health Care to 572 lactating mothers and pregnant women sensitized focusing on health and lifestyle, family planning, maternal health, neonatal care and child care.
Special support with dry ration was provided to 7216 families by Sabuj Sangha who faced sudden and complete loss of livelihood and income during the lockdown.
Sabuj Sangha continues to reach out the marginalised populations in the remotest parts of west Bengal through the project on Mobile Medical Units.
Through this project, basic health care and diagnostic services are made accessible to the chronic patients diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes, diarrhoea, gastrointestinal problems, etc along with ante – natal and post – natal care for the women in the 6 tea garden in Madarihat Birpara Block & 12 villages in Alipurduar- II and Kalchini block of Alipurduar District of West Bengal.
Till date, 23770 patients have been able to access health services from 305 clinics. Among them, the MMU has majorly supported 851 women on maternal health, provided diagnostic support to 4332 patients and also referred 687 patients to government hospitals for advanced treatment.