Supriyo finds his smile again!
Supriyo is a 10-year-old boy who lives with his family in Kusumgram, a very small village in Burdwan district, West Bengal.
His father is the only earning member of the family, who works as a daily wage laborer. They have a very unstable income and find it hard to make ends meet.
Due to their financial situation, dental health has never been a priority.
Supriyo had always been neglecting his teeth. He had never seen a dentist in all his 10 years which is a common phenomena in rural areas.
When his toothache didn't reduce for over three months his parents decided to take him to the doctor. However, they had no idea where to get treatment from and couldn't afford to go to the city for treatment.
Then his father heard about Rural Health Care Foundation from a friend. Rural Health Care Foundation has set up health centers in villages like Kusumgram to provide healthcare to poor families.
Supriyo's father brought him to the primary healthcare centre of RHCF at Kusumgram.
*Supriyo was guided by the paramedical staff and taken to the dental department. After observation, they found that he had deep cavity in one of his tooth in the right side. *The dentist prescribed medicines for pain relief.
After initial treatment, when his pain subsided he was advised extraction. The dentist, with utmost care, extracted his tooth. He prescribed him medicines for post curative care.
A follow-up check after a week ensured that he was healing well with no complications.
The paramedical staff gave him instructions on awareness of dental hygiene. Upon their advice, he purchased tooth powder and now follows dental hygiene.
"I brush twice a day, daily, as advised by dentist aunty. Now I don't have any pain?says a happy Supriyo!
Many people like Supriyo, who never were aware of dental care now have found relief because of the RHCF health centre.
**Your help can make many more people like Supriyo get access to dental care. You can donate to create a fund that will help healthcare centers provide underprivileged people with dental care.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Rural Health Care Foundation attends to the basic medical needs of people in over 150 villages as well as the slums of Kolkata.
One dentist works out of each centre. This program covers cost of dental material, medicines, doctor's fees and administrative costs.
Access to affordable healthcare is a challenge in many rural and slum areas of West Bengal. Rural Health Care Foundation hopes to bring this service to these underserved areas by establishing 'Health Centers?
Dental medicine is one of the speciality departments in all the primary health care centres of Rural Health Care Foundation. The dental departments of RHCF are equipped with the latest technology facilities . All dental functions such as extraction, cavity filling, scaling etc. are done at the centers. In rural areas, dental hygiene is often neglected.
The people bring their 'Below Poverty Line?(BPL) Card or certificates issued from their local Panchayats. This makes them eligible for the free treatment at the Health Centers.
RHCF delivers both curative as well as informative assistance to the rural poor. They operate at 4 rural centres at Mayapur, Swarupnagar, Namkhana and Samgrampur, Kusumgram, Sundia as well as 5 urban, Jyotish Roy road, Zakaria, Topsia, Shiborampur, Benerec, Regent Park in Kolkata.
All the rural centres are located in villages and they benefit all the villages in a radius of around 50 kms.
Pamphlets are distributed in the local language and the best publicity in rural area is word of mouth.
The health center have addressed close to 1,14,900 patients since their inception in 2007 through their programs in West Bengal. Close to 17,000 patients depend on the health centers every year.
When you donate to this program, you can help villages which have no or little access to basic dental care facilities get the medical attention they deserve.
About The NGO
Rural Health Care Foundation
19 November, 2019
Patients receiving the care and support
Patients receiving the care and support
22 July, 2019
Dental care is important to the overall health of a person. Yet underprivileged communities are deprived of such care because of limited knowledge about healthcare, limited income and lack of medical facilities. Our primary healthcare centres are aimed at helping them cure dental issues and also help them develop better dental care and hygiene. Between January and March 2019, 2606 patients received treatment at our dentistry departments, along with which they also received 1-week supply of medications. Continuous access to a qualified dentist helps them adopt better dental care and habits, so for the next quarter we will continue providing effective care at affordable cost.
Story from the field
53 year old Uttam Mandal (Prescription No. 344757) visited our healthcare centre in Kusumgram after suffering from toothache. He was in a lot of pain and needed to see the dentist. With poverty and lack of proper medical services severely affecting their lives, rural communities hardly ever pay attention to dental care and hygiene. Negligence of dental issues is very common among them. Cost of treatment discourages them from getting effective care as well. However, with affordable treatment at our primary healthcare centres, patients like Uttam feel encouraged to visit our dentist and seek the care they need. After quickly inferring the cause of his pain, our dentist recommended extraction of his tooth. He was first provided with medications to reduce the pain, then was asked to come back to get his teeth extracted. Uttam came back to our centre on 7th May. He got his teeth extracted and is now pain-free. Our medical professionals have educated him about the importance of dental hygiene and also advised him to adopt proper dental care. A healthcare unit with dentistry department care benefits patients like Uttam, who otherwise end up using ineffective alternative methods to reduce their pain. Regular access to dentists at low-cost not only cures their ailments, but instills healthier habits. Since good oral health improves overall health, our dentistry departments are focused on curing and educating our communities and helping many other like Uttam.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||12551|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||12551|
|Village/City/State where project is located||West Bengal|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||6275500|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||6275500|