Help villages and underserved areas get access to dental care

Help villages and underserved areas get access to dental care

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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

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Program Description

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.

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About The NGO

Rural Health Care Foundation
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Rural Health Care Foundation

Rural Health Care Foundation (RHCF) is a non profit organisation based out of Kolkata. It offers primary healthcare to the underprivileged community through a chain of 15 primary health centres located in remote rural regions of West Bengal and the urban slums of Kolkata.

Against a nominal amount of Rs. 60 ($0.89) a patient receives consultation, treatment and free medicines for a week. A project started by two brothers, has now transformed to an initiative serving millions of patients per year and generating employment for many.

The organization was set up following the prolonged suffering of one of its founders with cancer, since an early age. This exposed to him and his brother, the lack of quality health care facilities in India, particularly so for the rural poor. The brothers got together with like-minded people and established RHCF which provides low cost, quality health care in rural areas based on a model that is scalable, sustainable and replicable.

Anant and Arun Nevatia wound up their booming construction business and started this initiative for the poor. He realised there is no end to money making and he decided to give back to society. Taking this vision forward the brothers started this initiative to provide health care to the poor.

RHCF centres run six days a week throughout the year. They have treated over 15 lakh patients in their 15 primary health care centres.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Shreyas Nevatia

Area of Operation
Area of Operation
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Medical Supplies | health

Location Of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

West Bengal

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: Charities Aid Foundation

2016: Senior National Championship

2016: India Healthcare Award

2016: Best NGO To Work For 2011

2014: Heroes behind heroes

2015: Rex Karmveer Award

2017: Environmentalist Award

2016: Special Consultative Status at United Nations

2017: Best Achiever Award

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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