SUBHADRA MAHTAB SEVA SADANRehabilitation of Children in Distress

Health Centre

With a view to providing health facilities to rural poor, Amigos De Odisha, has come forward with missionary zeal and sponsored various health programmes like awareness programmes, dental camp, training to health workers, vaccination of Hepatitis-B, Malaria eradication etc. This health programme has been centralized at Pasara with one doctor, two nurses, attendants, dresser and 28 village health workers, who are being trained by the proper authorities from time to time so as to help them cope with the new modes of treatment. Medicated mosquito nets are also being distributed to the people of Chakapad block under Kandhamal district as the area is highly prone to malaria. This programme is being carried out with the necessary back-up from a Spanish organization. This is a very good programme which benefits the tribals to a great extent.

Since Kandhamal is mostly inhabitated by tribals they are fond of ayurvedic mode of treatment. The Ayurvedic medicines are made of herbals plants, roots, leaves, etc. Keeping this in view the SMSS has established an ayurvedic hospital and research centre at Pasara, adjacent to the health centre. One ayurvedic doctor, pharmacist and other staff are working in the hospital and treating the patients. Awareness campaigns are also being taken up from time to time by the hospital staff in order to popularize the ayurvedic mode of treatment along with use of medical plants, herbs and roots etc. Ayurvedic medicines are also being provided free of cost to the patients. In order to provide good hygienic accommodation to the doctors and staff of the both centres, the SMSS has constructed residential quarters for them with assistance from Amigos De Odisha, Spain.

There are plans for setting up global health project at Pasara which will add feather to the cap of Pasara health centre. Under this project a 10- bedded hospital will be set up soon.

SMSS ENVISAGES A SOCIETY WHERE EACH INDIVIDUAL LIVES IN DIGNITY, SUPPORTED BY A CARING SOCIETY AND UNEXPLOITED BY VESTED INTERESTS