Extension Programme

Extension Programme Villages at the primary level

In order to fulfil the objectives mentioned above, 27 villages have been identified by the Mandal for carrying out community based health activities. From each of the villages, a Village Health Worker (VHW) is identified who belongs to the same village. The VHW is trained in assessing and providing treatment and care for common ailments and health conditions at the grass-root level. Moreover the VHWs are involved in social marketing of the Krupa insurance scheme run by the Mandal. Krupa Arogya Suraksha initiative aims at providing health insurance coverage to the community at nominal premium rates. The work of the VHWs is supervised by Field Supervisors (FS). There is one field supervisor for nine villages. The VHWs received a fixed honorarium on a monthly basis as well as incentives linked to the amount of work done by them.

Extension Centres at the secondary level

There are Extension Centres manned by medical and paramedical staff to cater to the primary and secondary level needs of the community. At present there are seven extension centres being operated by CAM in Anand and Kheda districts of Gujarat at Agas, Anand Agricultural University (AAU), Ardi, Bhadran, Petlad, Vitthal Udyog Nagar and Sevaliya. The Sevaliya Extension Centre has 24 hours availability of a Gynaecologist and a Medical Officer . These centres operate on the principle of community participation. Most of the centres were actually health centres / hospitals run by local trusts in the past. But as these local trusts could not manage the respective health centres / hospitals well, they were handed over to Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM) for effective administration and management. Thus the infrastructure for the centres is provided by the Trust representing the community and CAM provides the manpower, logistics and technical inputs for providing quality health care services.

The services available at some of these centres are mentioned below:

 

SERVICES

CENTRE

SEVALIYA

BHADRAN

PETLAD

AGAS

AAU

Medical Officer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Physiotherapist

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Consultant visits

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pharmacy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Laboratory Services

Performed

Performed

Collection

Collection

Collection

X-ray

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Operation Theatre

Yes

No

No

No

No

Government Schemes

Chiranjeevi, RSBY

 

DOTS Centre

Chiranjeevi

No

No

 

Vistaran - a quarterly publication of the Department

In order to document and disseminate the work done by the Extension Programmes Department, a quarterly magazine published in local language – Gujarati was started from the month of December 2011. It contains information related to the departmental activities, highlights of the organisation, articles meant to provide health education to the community at large, appreciation of people who support our work, etc. It is distributed free in all the 27 villages as well as in the villages located near the Extension Centres.