Siju PHC one of the most neglected PHC have celebrated 11 years of healthcare service under the maintenance of BAKDIL on Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 in which T.D Momin, officer in charge of Siju Police station was a chief guest.
This PHC was one of the most neglected PHC as is seen in the condition of roads, prolonged delays in restoration of power when disrupted and transport and communication facilities. After 11 years of BAKDIL’s engagement in maintenance of PHC, the condition of the PHC have been visibly improved and a result of Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) BAKDIL has been able to purchase 15KV diesel generator which has helped in addressing the critical need of prolong hours of disrupted power supply.
Before BAKDIL took up the SIJU PHC, then MHO used to visit PHC only once a week and there were only two ANMs residing in the quarters of PHC which looked more or like dilapidated houses. However, under the maintenance of BAKDIL all the staffs of Siju PHC including the MHO are residing in PHC quarters and are available 24×7 and 365 days in a year. Despite so many difficulties and struggles, BAKDIL spares no efforts to implement the organisation’s motto of “SAVING LIVES”.
“Till now we are not able to achieve 100% infant immunisation because villages are far away from the PHC and people usually refuse to immunise their babies. However, we are working hard to make them understand the importance of infant immunisation and after years of hard work we could at least achieve 70%,” said Sr. Jennifer manager Siju PHC. “Institutional deliveries have also been visibly improved, infant and maternal death has also been decreased” she added.
During this 11 years of service 1,740 babies were born in the PHC itself and 10,751 patients have been registered in OPD register.
“Since the area is large and we have only one sub-center under our PHC people from far villages with no road connectivity could not come for institutional delivery. However they are being overseen by our Ashas and anganwadis” Dr. Chinglenkhomba MHO Siju PHC said. “We are giving our 100% effort to make the people aware about antenatal and post natal care and have all the babies immunised by organizing VHND every month in the villages”, he added.
Marking the 11th anniversary, a healthy baby show was organised by the PHC management for children of 0 to 3 years in which 30 babies and more than 50 people have participated. Winners were selected based on the completion of immunization and regular check up.