Accessible Health Services

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Overview & Challenges

India has a limited healthcare infrastructure to cater to the needs of a vast and growing population.

Many studies suggest that there is a dearth need of qualified health workers in villages and in urban areas as well.

The lack of proper health care facilities is puts people at risk of having to travel long distances to access basic services.

Strategic Approach

Manjari Foundation trained active SHG women as 'Jan Sakhis' in 100 villages to survey/ collect information on the health status of women and the community. Jan Sakhis also organise health camps to create awareness, and connect professional doctors with patients in dire need of medical services with the help of cloud based tele-medicine tablets.

Jan Sakhi’s are equipped with a basic kit containing equipment for BP testing, oximeter, thermometer etc.  They using smart tablets loaded with health software to carry out tests and update data.

Jan Sakhi : A health frontline friend of community

There is need for a comprehensive Covid care response starting from awareness-creation to helping people cope with corona virus infection, all aspects of prevention, care, treatment and post Covid recovery as well. To do all these things a dedicated community cadre is much required in the community.

Our Jan Sakhi’s served communities by checking for symptoms in villages, testing oxygen levels and helping them to isolate in their homes or in local quarantine centres, as well as assisting in hospitalisation when required

Programme Pillars

Nutrition and
Maternal Health

Promoting Preventive
Health Care

Conducting Medical
Health Camps

Health Camps

Health camps are organised at regular intervals to meet the general and specific needs of communities. These health camps provide preventive and primary healthcare as well as specialised care for TB patients and mother and child health.

With the objective of creating awareness on hygiene practices among women, adolescent girls, & school children, sanitation drives  were held to motivate children to use & maintain sanitation facilities at schools,  inculcate better hygiene practices in their surroundings.  Children are also made to understand the importance of hand washing thus reducing the incidence of diseases.


Jan Sakhi Covid Response

In many places,  isolation cum care centre centres have been opened. There are however, a lot of challenges impeding the efficient running of these centres. There is a need for trained health workers and adequate infrastructure support as well. In this scenario, Jan Sakhi can be play a critical role:

  • Connecting high-risk groups patients to doctors and hospitals
  • Helping people in home isolation and isolation centres
  • Post Covid recovery support – nutrition etc.
  • Facilitating vaccination – clearing myths, hesitancy and reluctancy

Ensuring last mile health delivery through telemedicine

Most villages now we have internet facilities with reasonable speeds. In this digital era, tele medicine can play a critical roles. The government has advised and given orders to all Gram Panchayats for creating isolation centres in their respective panchayats. Our interventions are helping to:

  • Support the running of isolation centres as per government design and protocols
  • Support to MGNREGA workers etc. at work sites
  • Help in vaccination drives for children, mother and general public
  • Listing of pregnant women and lactating mothers
  • Listing of malnutrition children and severe chronicle diseases patients

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