About 50% of total population of Bihar and Jharkhand states on India lives below poverty line. These people are unable to visit doctors for health checkups. This has resulted in high maternal mortality rate, high infant mortality rate, high number of deaths due to disease which are curable like malaria, TB and diarrhoea. Government has Primay Health Centre and Hospitals at district level, but the status of these hospitals are pity.
NBJK has initiated at small scale to make the health services affordable and reachable by improved management of resources and community action with Jeevan Jyoti Health Clinic (JJHC) with the support of Thiess Minecs India Pvt. Ltd. supports JJHC under its CSR activities.
JJHC has treated 11,107 patients during last one year and 100 people received cataract surgery through 7 eye screening camps held here.
What is the need?
Sound healthy status is basic requirement of an individual. Jharkhand and Bihar states of India have common issues of high poverty, high infant mortality, low immunization of children and expectant mothers, high mortality due to infectious and contagious diseases, high maternal mortality, and low institutional delivery. These coupled with poor accessibility to health care facilities and high costs of treatment have made all achievements in health sector insignificant.
Despite the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and Government’s commitment to improve the availability of and access to quality health care by people, the improvement in public health care services has not shown improvement.
The main barriers are physical, financial, social and informational. Poor transportation facilities and lack of health infrastructures further worsens health care facilities and services.
Our Approach and Achievements
NBJK is one of the most renowned organisations of Bihar and Jharkhand states of India, working for past 43 years at the grassroot level.
People’s health and wellbeing is considered as one of the major indicators for development. In Jharkhand, a sizeable share of population remains deprived of basic health care facilities. The issues of availability, accessibility, acceptability, affordability and quality with regard to health care remain as serious concerns.
NBJK has initiated at small scale to make the health services affordable and reachable by improved management of resources and community action with Jeevan Jyoti Health Clinic (JJHC) in Barkagaon block of Hazaribag district with the support of Thiess Minecs India Pvt. Ltd. It works upon general health for community in 13 villages of the block.
JJHC has a team of physician, gynaecologist, pharmacist, nurse, compounder and pathologist to take care of the people. It provides ambulance service for emergency health needs which is free of cost for local travel and subsidized for travel outside the district. Its pathology lab conducts 18 types of checkup including pregnancy, ANC, PNC, malaria, typhoid etc. which helps to detect diseases after proper diagnosis of patients.
The clinic offers a good range of medicines free of cost and organizes 8 health camps every month in 13 villages around. Many times it resisted epidemics to blow-up in remote rural areas and saved lives of poor women & children. Also it works as a centre for eye care camp by LNJP eye hospital. JJHC has treated 11,107 patients during last one year and 100 people received cataract surgery through 7 eye screening camps held here. NBJK believes that right to live a healthy life should not be a matter of choice rather people deserve this and more efforts are needed to fulfil the gap of demand and availability of health services important for their survival. Thiess Minecs India Pvt. Ltd. supports JJHC under its CSR activities.
Still much to do…
35 lakhs families are below poverty line out of the total no of about 69 lakhs households in Jharkhand who are unable to visit doctors for their health check-ups
Mother Mortality Rate of Jharkhand is 261 against the national average of 212. The reasons include non-institutional delivery, no proper immunisation and no proper check-ups of mothers.