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Yamuna Clinic for Burmese Community in India

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Providing free medical care to Burmese refugees in West Delhi.
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The  project aims to offer free primary medical health care to Burmese refugees in Delhi who are often too poor to afford private health services. Patients are mostly women and children and in addition to financial difficulties, they often face a language barrier when visiting an Indian doctor. In 2012, approximately 8,000 patients were treated and over 100 babies were delivered at the Yamuna Clinic.

You can help by contributing to the costs of running the clinic for nine months (April to December  2013) which includes medicines, medical supplies, and vaccines. The grant will also support a brief course for Burmese women interested to volunteer as clinic assistants.

 

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Name of Organization Yamuna Clinic
About the Organisation

Yamuna ClinicThe 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.

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, child delivery, first aid training and awareness raising among different communities and churches.

Funding for operations solely depends on the individual donors in India and abroad and through a donation box at the clinic. Link to the Yamuna Clinic website is  here.

Total Costs INR 40,000 (approx. CZK 14,500 / EUR 570 / USD 730)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 14,500
Total Number of Shares 29
Location Vikas Puri, Delhi
Timeframe April - December 2013
Progress Update

The clinic continues its work as planned. In May and June 2013, 1,083 patients were served at the clinic. Nine babies were delivered during the same period - for some of these children and their mothers, the clinic literally made a difference between life and death.

In June, the clinic welcomed its 65th volunteer clinic assistant. At the same time, two of the clinic's long-serving assistants were admitted to nursing schools to train as assistant nurses.

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