Medical Activities - 2018-19
The maternity hospital in Kolkata, Matribhavan, a modern 100 bed medical centre treated 41,328 patients (mothers and children) in its Outdoor Department and 3564 in the Indoor Department. The hospital has three well equipped operation theatres, set up with provision for all intricate gynaecological and surgical operations, including oncology and laparoscopic surgery. It has also a well-equipped eye operation theatre. The hospital has its own pharmacy, Sri Maa Pharmacy for prompt supply of medicines; and also runs a clinic for children of age group 1 month to 3 years with full immunization as well as a clinical and bio-chemical laboratory equipped with modern technology to ensure efficient and quick service, details of which are given below :
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Free and concessional treatment for Outdoor and Indoor patients including the above tests were given to 13,699 patients (mothers and children) amounting to Rs.35,75,223/-.
Under the hospital’s cancer awareness programme, 47 camps for prevention and control of breast, cervical and oral cancer were conducted in Bishnupur Block II, 24 Parganas (South), where 15,337 patients were attended to. Amount spent Rs.5,48,122/-.
Welfare activities for poor children and women were conducted as before. Sahayika Sevika Training was given to 36 poor and needy girls. Slum children were provided with clothes, medicines, milk and tiffin, free, along with education. Tailoring and handicraft classes for needy women (attendance : 26) continued.
During the period, community welfare services were rendered regularly to women and children of nearby slums (No. of beneficiaries: 2082). Out-reach medical camps were organized at different times under the community health care services, and treatment and medicines were given to poor women and children, free of charge (No. of beneficiaries: 9888). In order to sustain this programme, 68 poor girls from the slums underwent the required training and are working as health care providers in slum areas.
The Matribhavan School of Nursing counted 67 students during the period.
Total expenditure incurred for welfare services to poor and needy persons : Rs. 62,99,800/- (No. of beneficiaries : 30,554).
Under the headquarters at Dakshineswar, the charitable dispensary, Sevayan treated 2413 patients. Specialized doctors continued to render honorary services as before, viz. orthopaedics, dental, general medicine, paediatrics and homoeopathy. Blood tests, chest X-rays etc. for women and children of the locality were done with the help and collaboration of some hospitals and clinics in Kolkata. During the period, the eye section attended by a qualified ophthalmologist treated 221 patients. Two eye camps were organized in collaboration with Priyamvada Birla Arvind Eye Hospital in which 107 patients were examined, while arrangements were made for 64 cataract operations. Besides BMD and Bone Health Awareness camps were also held and attended by 214 patients.
Yoga classes were conducted (average attendance : 35).
The physiotherapy section provided ultrasonic therapy, muscle stimulator treatment, traction (all types), wax-bath etc. (No. of cases treated: 98; No. of sessions: 924).
The Ashrama in Kolkata conducted yoga classes (attendance : 85) and a charitable dispensary (allopathic, homoeopathic and ayurvedic) for women and children, where 4969 patients were treated, while the dispensary run by Vivekananda Vidyabhavan treated 1402 patients. Medicines were supplied free. Sevangan, the charitable clinic (Homoeopathy & Allopathic) of the Siriti centre served 9032 needy mothers and children through its different departments as detailed here below :
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Medicines worth Rs.5,08,677/- were supplied free.
Sri Sarada Seva Kutir, the charitable clinic of the Chennai Math treated 90,379 patients. The clinic had a laboratory and different sections as detailed here below :
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Medicines worth Rs. 17,70,121/- were provided free.
Clothes were distributed among 800 mothers and children as every year, while polio immunization was given to 700.
Sri Sarada Math Healing Centre at Indore conducted a Physiotherapy Unit (476 cases treated – 10,525 sessions), a Handicapped Children’s Unit (85 cases treated – 9539 sessions) and a Homoeopathic Clinic (No. of patients treated : 6692), while the Pathology Collection Centre served 33,928 cases. Expenditure incurred: Rs. 27,06,304/-. The Yoga Class counted 844 participants.
The Math centres at Pune, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Almora, Valsad and Sihore conducted charitable dispensaries for women and children (No. of patients : 1250, 1291, 3059, 1770, 4678 and 2431 respectively). The Math centre at Chikmagalur ran an ayurvedic clinic (No. of patients: 359). Medical camps were organized regularly in Pune, Bangalore, Valsad and Sihore. Everywhere, medicines were distributed free. During the period under review, the Sihore Math also rendered mobile medical services in Bankadaha, a nearby forest area (No. of beneficiaries: 616), while the Bhubaneswar Math held 11 mobile camps, where 1232 patients were examined.
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