The project offers free primary health care to Burmese refugees in Delhi who cannot afford private health services. Patients are mostly women and children who, in addition to financial difficulties, often face a language barrier when visiting an Indian doctor. The clinic is open three times a week and staffed by a qualified Burmese physician and trained community volunteers.
Your contribution will be used to cover the cost of medications and nutritional supplements for pregnant women distributed free of charge at the clinic.
|Name of Organization||Yamuna Clinic|
|About the Organisation||
The Yamuna Clinic was opened in 2002 with its mission to provide basic health care for Burmese refugees in India. Burmese refugees are often too poor to afford Indian health care. They also sometimes have to wait a considerable time for official refugee recognition by the UNHCR that facilitates official 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.
|Total Costs||INR 40,000 (approx. CZK 13,000 / EUR 475 / USD 650)|
|Amount for sponsorship||CZK 13,000|
|Total Number of Shares||26|
|Location||Vikas Puri, Delhi|
BCP team carried out a monitoring visit at the clinic in August 2014. We encountered a waiting room full of patients in need of medical attention and Dr. Tint Swe and his volunteer medical assistants busy at work attending to the refugees. We heard how important it was for the community to have a doctor right in the neigborhood who could speak Burmese.