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Health Care Clinic

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Providing free medical care to Burmese refugees in West Delhi.
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The aim of this project is to offer free primary medical health care to Burmese refugees in Delhi. Most of the patients are women and children, who do not have access to affordable medical care and who face a language barrier when trying to visit an Indian doctor. During one year, around 8,000 patients were treated and over 100 babies delivered.

You can help by contributing to the costs for running the clinic for three months (August, September, October 2011) including rent and utilities, vaccines, medicines, and medical supplies.

 

You can learn more about the health crisis of Burmese refugees in Delhi in the following film where you will also find an interview with the head of the Yamuna Clinic:

Health Conditions of Burmese Refugees in Delhi from Burma Center Prague on Vimeo.

Additional Information

Name of Organization Yamuna Clinic
About the Organisation

Yamuna ClinicThe Yamuna Clinic was opened in 2002 with the mission to provide basic health care for Burmese refugees in India. Burmese refugees are too poor to afford Indian health care and they often have to wait a considerable time for recognition under the UNHCR refugee status to get access to Indian doctors. The head of the clinic, Dr. Tint Swe, identifies the socio-economic conditions as main cause for the refugees' bad health conditions.

The one-room clinic is located in Vikas Puri, Delhi, in the center of a neighborhood housing many Burmese refugees. The clinic is open 3 days a week and additionally for emergency cases, and is staffed by an administrator, one doctor, one nurse and 5 to 7 volunteers. Yamuna Clinic provides necessary health care services to Burmese refugees including dispensing medicines, performing minor operations and child delivery, first aid training and awareness raising among different communities and churches.

Funding for operations is presently provided solely by donations from individuals in India and abroad and through a donation box at the clinic.

Dr. Tint Swe maintains a website where you can read updates about his work. You can find it here.

Total Costs INR 34,950 (approx. CZK 13,400)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 13,000
Total Number of Shares 26
Location Vikas Puri, Delhi
Timeframe August - November 2011
Progress Update

Project and Funding

The Yamuna clinic received 34,950 Indian rupees (approximately 13,400 Czech crowns) to provide free medical care to Burmese refugees in West Delhi. Most of the patients are women and children, who do not have access to affordable medical care and who face a language barrier when trying to visit an Indian doctor. This project helped cover the costs for running the clinic for three months including rent and utilities, vaccines, medicines, and medical supplies.

Outputs

The one-room clinic is located in Vikas Puri, Delhi, in the center of a neighborhood housing many Burmese refugees. The clinic is open three days a week and additionally for emergency cases, and is staffed by an administrator, one doctor, one nurse, and 5 to 7 volunteers. Yamuna Clinic provides necessary health care services to Burmese refugees including dispensing medicines, performing minor operations and child delivery, first aid training and health awareness-raising among different communities and churches.

In August, the Yamuna Clinic treated 982 Burmese refugees free of charge. Of the total, 609 were female and 373 male. During the month, 6 babies were delivered and all mothers and infants were healthy. In September, the clinic provided free health care to a total of 1,132 patients, 707 of which were female and 425 male. A total of 7 babies were delivered during the month, all mothers and infants were healthy. In October, the clinic provided free health care to a total of 1,306 patients, 474 of which were male and 832 female. A total of 11 babies were delivered during the month, all mothers and infants were healthy.

Ten clinic assistants volunteered during these three months, and thus 10 Burmese refugees got the opportunity to learn about medicine and were able to serve the community.

Words from the Microgrant Recipient

"With the assistance from BCP, the clinic was able to provide more medicines and vaccines to Burmese refugees. The clinic received more number of patients during the micro-grant period. More clinic assistants were recruited and trained."

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