Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Nimpith(SRAN),
South 24-Parganas, West Bengal

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Supported by

Seth Madanlall Palriwala Foundation (SMPF)

Introduction

Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Nimpith (SRAN) was established in 1960. It is a charitable NGO registered under Govt. of India ACT XXI of 1860 (Registration No. S/4120 of 1960-61).

Objectives & visions of SRAN

Material and spiritual welfare of the people in general is the ultimate goal and objectives of the Ashram. Material wellbeing of the have-nots, the hapless and the hopeless is our top priority while our spiritual services stand secondary to meeting the people’s basic needs in modern living. With this mission in view our principal activities are oriented and directed towards the upliftment of socio-economic status of the neglected and obscured strata at per with the high-up and the well-to-do in the society. The Ashram services to the poor and the needy are planned to bring about gradual self-reliance of the target beneficiaries without any discrimination whatsoever irrespective of cast, creed, sex or religion. And in the process it ensures unreserved democratic participation by one and all in the region encompassed by the Ashram services in the developmental activities towards realization of fraternity, equality and liberty.

Linkage of SRAN with regional and sectoral institutions

Various line departments of the state and central government are linked with the project holder in terms of implementing different rural development projects.

Different non-government organization like Rotary Club, Lions’ Club, Shanti Devi Mansingka Trust, Lakshinarayan Mandir Trust and Seth Madanlall Palriwala Foundation (SMPF) etc. are associated with the Organisation in running its developmental institutions.

International Agencies like DWHH, GERMANY, GIFRID, WORLD BANK (HEALTH PROJECT, FISHERY PROJECT), UNDP are supporting NIMPITH SRI RAMKRISHNA ASHRAM in different ways.

Focus of work, Priorities & Field of operations

  • - Education Development
  • - Livelihood support programme
  • - Health and Hygiene
  • - Mother and Child Care Programme
  • - Communication Development
  • - Spiritual and Celebration
  • - Old Age Feeding programme
  • - Women empowerment
  • - Relief and Rehabilitation during disaster
  • - Support for Child Labour
  • - Environment Protection Programme
  • - Socio-cultural Development
SMPF and SRAN have taken up the following two important projects:



1 - “RAMKRISHNA ASHRAM MOBILE HEALTH CARE-PIF”

The project is aimed at rendering rendering services to the ailing and afflicted people in the remote islands/ villages of Sundarbans. Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Nimpith (SRAN) has been implementing Mobile health care services in 16 villages in Sundarbans with the support and help from SMPF, Delhi to achieve the following objectives:

SMPF/PIF has provided a Medical Motor Launch at cost of Rs 16.00 Lakht o extend medical & health care facilities for the people living in Sunderbans Islands near Kolkata in collaboration with Ramkrishna Ashram. This facility first of its kind in India is fully equipped with diagnostic equipment like X-Ray, ECG, Blood Test, Minor Operation Theatre and necessary medicines for providing medical treatment by qualified doctors & nurses to the local inhabitants at their localities in 12 remote villages which are not connected by roads and there is no hospital facility in that area.

The above facility was formally dedicated to the people of Sunderbans Islands on 20th December’ 2006.

Objectives of the Project

  1. To reach of the effective Health Care Service to the inhabitants of inaccessible parts of Sundarbans region from island to island to improve the health status of the people by reducing mortality, morbidity and disability.
  2. To organize regular clinics in the project villages enabling people to avail quality medical care, through general clinics and special clinics.
  3. To create awareness among the people on better health care services by availing of the benefit of Mobile Health Clinic.
  4. To built a strong network of referral linkages, the patients from mobile health clinics to Government and / or other private Hospitals of repute.
  5. To organize   special   clinics   by   the   specialist doctors, if required.
  6. To develop a comprehensive Health Information  Management System with information from the grass-root level to project Management level.

Specific Activities under the Project

  1. Baseline Survey of the proposed target villages indicating in particular the available health care infrastructure facilities and need of further facilities.
  2. Comprehensive training of the project personnel.
  3. Simple curative treatment of diseases and first aid application by organizing Mobile Health Clinics in target villages.
  4. Ante natal and Post natal services.
  5. Promotion of Immunization of children and pregnant women.
  6. Growth Monitoring of Children.
  7. Promotion of family welfare activities including family planning methods.
  8. Specialist Service to be given at strategic point by organizing Camp per month, if required.
  9. Provide simple diagnostic services, X-ray, ECG, Routine Blood Examination, Cough, Urine and Stool etc.
  10. Organize Awareness Generation Camps in target area to address topics related to personal and family health, hygiene, sanitation, reproductive health, environment, girl child, gender and public health issues.

The Achievements under the Project

PVTRI offers short term informal vocational training courses in the following trades.

S. N.

Activities

Target villages

Achievements

1.

Simple curative treatment of diseases and first aid application by Organizing Mobile Health Clinics in target villages.

16

Total No. Camp upto 31st March, 2011: 2304
(a) Total Nos. of Patients attended   to the Clinics:143926
(b) Total No. of Male Patients: 60375.
(c) Total No. of Female Patients: 83551
(d) Total Nos. of Children (0-6) years:12393

2.

Antenatal and Postnatal Services

16

No. of Antenatal mothers :1280

3.

Promotion of Immunization of children and pregnant mother 

16

These are motivated to Government services through our Awareness Camps

4.

Promotion of family welfare activities including family planning methods

16

Same to above achievement

5.

Specialist services to be given at strategic point by organizing camp per month

16

Per quarter I special camp in 6 Islands (No. of specialist camp – 96)

Sl.
No.

Disease

Total Camps

Patients Treated

i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
v)
vi)
vii)

Skin
Gynaecology
Dental
Orthopedic
Eye
ENT
Paediatric 

96
96
96
96
96
96
96

1920
1925
1677
979
2400
1933
2880

Total

672

13714

6.

Provides simple diagnostic services, X-Ray, E.C.G., Routine Blood Examination, Cough, Urine and Stool etc. 

 

(a) X-Ray facilities given to 1525 patients.
(b) Pathological facilities given to 13722 patients.
(c) E.C.G. facilities given to1012 patients.

7.

Organize Awareness Generation camps in target area to address topics related to personal and family Health, hygiene, sanitation, Reproductive health, Environment, Girl-child, gender and public health issues 

 

Total No. of Awareness Camps done :768
(One awareness in every months on 16 villages)


The villages/islands in Sundarbans covered under the project are listed below:

Island

Block

G.P.

Centres

Maipith Kultali Gurguria-Bhubaneswari Gurguria
Maipith-Baikunthapur Bhubaneswari
  Binodpur
  Baikunthapur
  Kisorimohanpur
Jata Mathurapur-II Kankandighi Purba Jata
Jata Nagendrapur Sridharpur
  Domkal
I. Plot Patharpratima Achintanagar Achintanagar
Laxmi Janardanpur Laxmi Janardanpur
J. Plot Patharpratima Heramba-Gopalpur Kuyemuri
Daishin Kashinagar
Suryapur Mathurapur-II Nandakumarpur Jagannath Chak Madhusudan Chak
K. Plot Patharpratima Achintanagar Purba Sripatinagar Paschim Sripatinagar
Kultali Deulbari Deulbari Chituri

Total  6

3

10

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Inauguration of Palriwala Motor
Launch on 20th December 2006
A View of Palriwala  Motor Launch
   
Doctors of Palriwala Motor Launch Examining Patients
 
Health Awareness Camps at Different Localities in Sunderbans Islands 

2 - "RECONSTRUCTION OF RIVER EMBANKMENT"

A devastating cyclone named "AILA" that struck Sunderbans Icelands on 25.05.2009 caused severe damage to the River Embankment of about 1.00 Km. length in and around Kaikhali Island Service Centre. In order to protect on permanent basis the various establishments run by Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Nimpith, viz. Sri Ramkrishna Free Primary School where about 550 students from Classes I to IV have been studying, out of which 200 SC/ST Students (100-SC & 100-ST) hailing from different islands of the Sundarbans living below the Poverty Line have been residing as Hostellers, Ramkrishna Ashram Island Service Centre's Main Office and its Temple, Kaikhali State Bank of India, Solar Energy Unit of Jadavpur University, Sree Ramkrishna Primary Health Centre, Haridas Banerjee Memorial Guest House, Ramkrishna Ashram Marketing Complex, Post Office, Training Institute at Kaikhali and Kaikhali Parjatan Abas (Kaikhali Tourist Lodge), the river embankment of about 1.00 Km length in and around Kaikhali Ashram needed overall repair with the help of the latest Technical Module.

In the above mentioned context, SRAN appealed to Seth Madanlall Palriwala Foundation for support with a project proposal for the construction of river embankment. The project was taken up and completed in time with full support of SMPF and the Govt. of West Bengal.

 
River Embankment before and after Reconstruction

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