Health

The ENRICH health component is designed to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to all the households in the selected unions. Each household is visited at least once a month by a health visitor to collect health related information about all its members. The collected information and data are recorded in the household health-card and also entered into a computer database established for the purpose. The field work is supervised by health officer. The health officer conduct static clinics in the ENRICH office every day to attend to patients, usually advised by health visitors to go there. For patients needing further treatment are advised to visit the satellite clinics held once a week in each ward, with MBBS doctors attending to patients there. There is also referral arrangement with both public and private hospitals and clinics for the patients who need specialized medical services. Costs are substantially subsidized; and for the very poor, services are provided free of cost.

A Health Volunteer is checking blood pressure of a woman during Home-Visit

Health camps (vision, dental, heart, diabetes, etc) are also organized under the ENRICH as and when required, with specialist doctors attending. In these camps, patients with serious ailments are referred to different public and private hospitals and clinics where their treatment is arranged free of cost or at a nominal cost. The ENRICH has also launched a deworming campaign, giving away free medicine to 100% of its registered households, covering all household members above 5 years of age.

An ENRICH Health officer delivering health and nutrition-related messages to rural women at a yard meeting, popularly known as Uthan Boithok in Bangla

Under the ENRICH, the health component is being implemented in all 200 unions covering 1.25 million households and 5.6 million people therein where 47 unions have been included on January 2018. There are now 370 health officer and 2586 health visitors.

The following data relate to all 153 unions up to march 2018. A total of 944857 households have acquired health cards up to March 2018. Also, up to March-2018, 1780641 and 1383556 patients have been treated in static and satellite clinics respectively, and 2325 health camps have been conducted treating 439428 patients and performing cataract operation on 19791 persons.

A Health officer is busy in providing treatment to a patient at an ENRICH Static Clinic

Sanitaion Activities: A sanitation component to ensure 100 percent safe sanitation has been initiated under the ENRICH. So far, sanitary latrines have been installed in all homes in 11 unions. The same will be ensured in other ENRICH unions in phases. Other aspects of sanitation are also being promoted in all the ENRICH unions.

Honorable chairman of PKSF declares 100 percent safe sanitation village

An M.B.B.S Doctor examining a patient at an ENRICH Satellite Clinic

Medical examination of a patient by a Specialist Doctor is in progress at an ENRICH Health Camp

Patients are waiting to get treatment at a Special Eye-Camp organized under ENRICH

 

Health and Nutrition Programme: Various Steps