Community Extension is one of our key initiatives to spread the message that quality medical care can be made accessible to the last person in the last village. There are two main vehicles that facilitate reaching out to the community , SPARSH and the Extension Centres.
Shree Krishna Hospital’s Programme for Advancement of Rural and Social Health, (SPARSH) Programme is an innovative programme which is being implemented in 150 villages of Anand , Kheda and Panchmahal Districts for diagnosing and treating Non Communicable Diseases in the community. SPARSH is designed to create systems and processes that enable the last person in the villages it operates in to access appropriate HealthCare facilities.
The Programme Aims To :
- To develop and test a model of Non Communicable Disease prevention and care in a rural, primary care setting.
- To work towards developing a three tier system of Health Care which, ? Addresses the Health Care needs of the community ? Provides quality Health Care ? Is sustainable and ? Is replicable.
- To develop and test innovative community based Health Care programmes that address the Health Care needs of the community.
- To develop a referral linkage mechanism between the grass root level village health workers, extension centres and Shree Krishna Hospital (SKH).
- To work in collaboration with the government and non-government agencies and facilitate implementation of the existing and upcoming health programmes.
- To document and disseminate the work done.
- The public health activities of Charutar Arogya Mandal are handled by the Extension Programmes Department at present.
For brief description and information about these activities visit our Community Extension Page >>