Guniea worm infection was avery prevalent alent amongst the tidal community in the district PEDO undertook te task to completely eradicate the disease, About 5,000 cases were treated during various surgery camps in 175 severely affected villages, which lead to complete eradication of the ailment, Besides this, PEDO also spearheaded a campaign for safe drinking water, About 550 hand pumps were installed for the tribal community to avail drinking water besides 28 wells 166 existing wells were converted into sanitary wells.
Project aimed at providing cheap, easily accessible and good quality health services to the poor tribal communities. There were many instances of deaths due to non- availability of proper health services in the remote rural areas. Besides that, there have been many instances where the illiterate and ill-informed community is over charged for the health services or provided wrong treatment. A customized Health Insurance program, regular health camps and a network of hospitals was the three aspects on which PEDO decided to work. Micro- health Insurance Program was launched in 2012 with a vision to provide cheap and quality health program to the remotely located tribal communities. Currently the program covers around 25,000 individuals in Dungarpur and is envisaged to cover the families of every SHG member. The program is presently community managed and financed, and therefore self sustainable. A cover of Rs.12,000 is provided to the insured person after paying a premium of Rs.120 per year. The patients can approach the network of hospitals as well as any private hospitals. The charges of services, at the network hospitals are fixed and are lower than the market prices. There is also a 24 by 7 health-helpline cum guidance centre for the members of insurance program. This centre receives 200 to 250 calls every month. Till now around 200 claim settlement cases has been dealt by the claim committees, which are formed by the community. General and special health camps are also organized regularly in rural areas, where consultation is provided at a very nominal cost and cheap (and sometimes free) medicines are provided. Special camps are also organized at a central location for ailments related to eyes, gynecology, dental problems, orthopedics etc. These camps benefit deals with around 2,500 patients per year.
Program aimed to create awareness about nutritional needs of young children and adolescent girls among the tribal communities of Dungarpur. SHG members and other volunteers identified the severely malnourished children and got these children linked to the malnourishment treatment centers established by the government. Till now 43 such children have been inked to the Malnourishment Treatment Center in Dungarpur. Nutritional needs and other requirements of young children was shared with the parents through the microfinance network. Adolescent girls were informed about their nutritional needs and different problems that they face with age. Government support was utilised through school administration and Anganwadi Workers,
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