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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 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 (June to August 2012) including medicines, medical supplies, and vaccines.


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 25,000 (approx. CZK 9,000 or EUR 360)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 9,000
Total Number of Shares 18
Location Vikas Puri, Delhi
Timeframe June - August 2012
Progress Update

June: The Yamuna clinic provided free health care to 673 patients, and delivered 1 baby. There were about 30 minor surgical cases including incision and drainage, tooth extraction, and stitching wounds. The clinic also provided free condoms and contraceptive pills for family planning to around 20 women.

July: In July, the Yamuna Clinic treated a total of 860 patients, 264 men and 596 women; this included the delivery of 4 babies. The clinic also provided free condoms and contraceptive pills for family planning to around 20 women. There were about 30 minor surgical cases including incision and drainage, tooth extraction and stitching wounds.

August: In August, a total of 800 patients received treatment at the clinic, 261 men and 539 women.  A total of 3 babies were delivered.  Yamuna Clinic also provided condoms and contraceptive pills to women, and carried out minor surgeries.

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