Health Care

ANNAPURNA

A daily kitchen run by I-India is also in operation for street and working children of Jaipur city. The project aims at providing daily one time fresh and warm food to over 2000 children living on street, sidewalks, temporary tents and slums. The kitchen center is located at Mahapura suburb of Jaipur and is also expended in Jhag children village covering surrounding remote settlements. The staff at this kitchen start work early in the morning and once the meals is made, they visit the various street.slum sites throughout the day and provides fresh and warm meals to the children attending Shwetaark schools, vocational training centre and contact points on street and railway station.

HEALTH CARE THROUGH AMBULANCE & SHOWER BUS

I-India uses a jeep as an ambulance for providing emergency help and health care to street children. In addition to regularly visiting the Street Schools, the ambulance also helps Child Line callers needing medical attention. This Ambulance undertake health interventions on street with the support of trained health workers that ensures adequate and prompt medical treatment, vaccines, and awareness generation to encourage target group to visit the hospitals for better treatment.

The shower bus also visits I-India’s School on Wheels street centres daily and provides the children there with an on-the spot shower. Soap, shampoo, anti-lice lotion, combs and toothpaste are also provided, as is hygiene education. This service may be the only proper wash a child will get all week. In the long hot season from March to November when temperatures can reach 48C/120F, the showers become a joyful party for the children.

GURU AROGAYA HEALTH CENTRE

A 6 beaded health centre in Jhag was started in year 2011 and is providing free and comprehensive health service to the residents of Jhag and its surrounding 8 villages. It is located at the Jhag Children’s village campus and has an OPD set up with qualified Doctor, health workers, medicine bank and dedicated pathological lab with required testing equipment and materials needed to deliver comprehensive medical service.

The Mobile Health Van also linked with the health centre and conducts weekly outreach in the remote settlements of village cluster and provide on-spot health care along with referral services for specialized medical interventions. The health centre is currently benefiting up to 50% of total village population and up to 70% children population of age group 4-16 years.

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