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SOS Medical Centres in India

In India there are currently five Medical Centres for children and the local community, in Bhuj, Chennai, Anangpur, Kajuri Kalan and Bhimtal.  SOS Medical Centres provide medical treatment and services for the local community.  Below is some information about some of the Medical Centres that SOS Children runs in India:

SOS Medical Centres around India: In-Depth

Chennai

SOS Medical Centre Anangpur India

Description of SOS Medical Centre:

he SOS Medical Centre, Chennai helps orphaned and vulnerable children and their families in the local community. It runs "rural medical camps" for the local communities, a population of more than 30,000. The SOS Medical Centre sees about 2,000 patients every month. The focus is on prevention and on health education, including family planning and pre- and post-natal care.

Work and Achievements:

The SOS Medical Centre, with the help of two doctors (a general physician and Gynecologist) and a team of medical and paramedical staff, is giving medical care to our children and mothers. The Centre conducted health check-ups for children and mothers: Children’s height (once every 6 months), weight (every month) and haemoglobin count (once every 6 months). All children below six years of age were also administered Polio drops under ‘Pulse Polio’ program organized by the provincial administration. A comprehensive ‘master health check up’ was done to all mothers and co-workers. The medical centre also provides medical support to people from our neighborhood and also for the people in five villages (Chitalapakkam, Madampakkam, Nuthencherry, Adhinagar and Ramakrishnapuram) where mobile clinics (medical camp) are organized during Monday to Friday. This has been functional since 1982. Periodical evaluation is also carried out to improve the medical services.

Number of patients who came for treatment to the Outpatient Department in the SOS Medical Centre in the Village during the period January –September 2009 was 4,458 out of which 2,486 were children.

Kajuri Kalan

Mother and child at SOS Childrens' Village Khajuri KalanDescription of SOS Medical Centre:

Since most of the children living at SOS Children's Village Khajuri Kalan are in need of long-term medical care, SOS Children's Villages has set up an SOS Medical Centre to provide this kind of care. This centre provides special education, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy. There is also an early intervention centre. Specialised day-care is available for 150 to 200 children who are not residents of the SOS Children's Village. These children can also benefit from the services of the therapy and skill development centres.

 

 

 

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