Annual Report of GRECALTES for the year 2017-18

Vision:

To be the pioneer for resource centre assuring progress and success. Vision is to achieve a value oriented sustainable society, based on social orientation, economic growth, and empowered people for a social transformation.

Mission:

"Total health care support to the community (marginalized population) with special focus to bring Leprosy caseload to such a level so that it will not be a Public Health Problem in days to come ......... To achieve sustainable improvement in TB and diabetes control; To enhance awareness of HIV/AIDS and its prevention; To enhance the quality of life of community through education, Health , advocacy and community Development; .......... To place victims on the path of quality living."

OBJECTIVE OF GRECALTES


The main objectives in our work are to diagnose and treat all available patients (leprosy, TB, HIV/AIDS and Diabetes Mellitus), to interrupt transmission of the disease, cure the patients by treatment using modern drug combinations.
Assist Leprosy patients as far as possible and in various ways their physical and socio economic rehabilitation or prevent their rehabilitation.
To organize health education program so that community is made more aware of root cause of disease & ill health and their prevention.
Research activities with the state agencies to analyze the situation and suggest remedial measure so that our health systems perform better.

ANNUAL ACTIVITIES & PERFORMANCE OF GRECALTES (2017-18)


Activities towards National Leprosy Eradication Program


Technical support and Data Management for Leprosy Cases in Medical Colleges & Hospitals,
GRECALTES is actively involved in Prevention of Impairment and Disability of leprosy. There is a regular referral services through IEC in the community regarding early diagnosis and prevention of deformity in leprosy and motivation for reconstructive surgery.
Charitable Dispensary: We are running 3 OPD, 3 Skin Clinics and 3 Deformity Care Clinics at different places of Kolkata. We provide medicine to needy patients and appliances for deformed patients. Following are the different places where we conduct OPD and Skin Clinics.
GRECALTES is actively involved in Prevention of Impairment and Disability of leprosy. There is a regular referral services through IEC in the community regarding early diagnosis and prevention of deformity in leprosy and motivation for reconstructive surgery.
Total OPD attendance- 10540.

1. GRECALTES (HQ) - 35/1a, Old Ballygunge 1st lane, Kolkata-19.
2. GRECALTES (Market Street) - 23 Market Street, Kolkata - 87.
3. Dhapa Harijon Sangha Club- 1, Mallik Para Road, Kolkata-105

Advocacy, communication and Social Mobilization Program: GRECALTES has taken the responsibility of increasing the awareness level of the community for early case detection through regular IEC program for Leprosy, TB, and HIV/AIDS. Group discussion with different homogeneous group like community people, club members, school teachers, students, parents/ guardians of students, taxi driver, rickshaw puller, auto driver, sex workers, business association, councilor, MLA, community key people etc. Interpersonal communication is established by way of door to door visits through
interaction and distribution of leaflets in Hindi, Bengali and urdu, group talk/ discussion with different community people, club members, school teachers and community key people in Kolkata district.

1. Sensitization of Private Medical Practitioners, Medical establishments and RMP doctors are done in the locality to increase the referral of chest symptomatic patient for early detection of TB to block the channel of transmission, anesthetic patch for early detection of leprosy, screening of TB patients for diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.
2. School Survey of KMC at regular interval. Report is given below.
3. Regular training to health workers of different sectors. Report is given below.
4. Our vehicles are equipped with public addressing system. We address the community in Hindi, Bengali and Urdu.

REPORT of GRECALTES at KOLKATA DISTRICT UNDER NGO SCHEME 3 COVERING POPULATION 10 LAC (APPROX) IN KMC BOROUGH NO. VI, VII:


Survey Report (to find out hidden cases of leprosy)

STATEMENT OF TECHENICAL SUPPORT AND DATA MANAGEMENT IN 2(TWO) MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL.
Including repeat patients.

STATEMENT REGARDING DPMR ACTIVITY IN 4(FOUR) SKIN CLINICS

Including repeat patients.

SOCIO ECONOMIC REHABILITATION PROGRAM OF GRECALTES
To improve the economic status and making them socially self reliant, GRECALTES has succeeded in providing assistance through:
Micro-credit (interest -free refundable loans) for community based small scale business (beneficiary 172 patients from 1991 to 2010).
Construction / renovation / repairing of houses of poor persons in the form of interest free loans (number of beneficiary 53 from 1994 to 2006).
Educational assistance to students suffering from leprosy and children of leprosy afflicted persons (number of 129 beneficiaries from 1997 to 2010).
Community Based Rehabilitation Activities:-
Tailoring, Tea Stall, Fruit Vending, Vegetable Selling, Garment, Fish Stall, Plastic Item, Paper Packet Making, Shoe Shop, Poultry, Cycle Rickshaw & Van, Fast Food, Cosmetics Shop, Electric Shop, Pan Shop, Grocery, Repairing Shop, Meat Seller, Piggery, Painting Shop, Hawkery.

Combined IEC Program to improve knowledge of our target community about Leprosy, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS



Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program of GRECALTES

GRECALTES has started TB control activities under the guidance of National Tuberculosis Control Program in 1991 and adopted Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program from 1999. We provide services catering a population of 10 lacs in Kolkata.
We run two Designated Microscopy Centre for diagnosis of TB and 5 RNTCP DOTs Centre to provide treatment to TB patients and 2 general OPD to increase the referral.
We regularly conduct IEC program like group discussion with school teachers, students, guardians, club members, community key people, rickshaw pullers stand, auto stand, taxi stand etc. and business association, health workers, Medical Establishments, doctors.
Miking and leaflet distribution in the community.
Boards in different places showing scientific facts about leprosy and TB.
GRECALTES does the screening of all TB patients for HIV/AIDS and provide treatment to all TB with HIV/AIDS patients.
GRECALTES is also conducting awareness generation program in the community to reach the high risk group.
So far we have treated 4029 TB patients since 1999.

TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS DETECTED AND TREATED IN GRECALTES.

Age and Sex wise distribution of New Sputum Positive Case

SPUTUM EXAMINATION DONE IN OUR LAB TO DETECT TUBERCULOSIAS



GRECALTES has been working for "Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in the slums of Kolkata" since 1st February, 2016.

Goal: To prevent, control, and manage GDM among the underprivileged slum women at reproductive age group.
Period: 1st February, 2016 to 31st January, 2019.
Objective:

1. To create awareness among 50,000 underprivileged slum women at reproductive age group about diabetes focusing on gestational diabetes, promote healthy life style among them and detect the At Risk women for diabetes through BMI measurement and other risk factor.


2. To screen 15000 (approx.) women for diabetes mellitus (5000 women per year) and 1500 pregnant women for GDM (500 pregnant women per year) and counsel them on lifestyle changes (diet and physical activities) to manage diabetes.

3. To refer the women detected with diabetes and pregnant women detected with GDM to the state general hospital and Medical College & Hospital for care and treatment and follow up them.

4. To build capacity among the doctors and grass root health workers on DM and GDM.

To reach our goal, the following activities conducted by GRECALTES from 1st February, 2017 to 31st January, 2018.
Report at a glance during the period of 1st February, 2017 to 31st January, 2018
A)PREVENTING DIABETES MELLITUS & GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS AMONG WOMEN

B) SPECIAL CAMPS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

ACTIVITY RELATED PHOTOGRAPH




CHARITABLE DISPENSARY AT 35/1A, Old Ballygunge 1st lane, Kolkata-19, RUN BY GRECALTES.



Awareness Generation Programme about TB & LEPROSY



PATIENTS PROVIDER MEETING AT GRECALTES (H.Q.) DOTs CENTRE



Planter Ulcer Dressing of a leprosy affected Persons by staffs of GRECALTES. Examination of Leprosy suspect by staffs of GRECALTES.



Awareness generation programme in School to observe ANTI LEPROSY WEEK AT SCHOOL



DESIGNATED MICROSCOPY CENTRE AT BALLYGUNGE H.Q.




GLOBAL DIABETES WALK, 2017 CONDUCTED BY GRECALTES




STREET DRAMA & FOLK SONG FOR MASS AWARENESS ON GDM IN DIFFERENT SLUMS OF KOLKATA

TRAINING PROGRAM FOR REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS(RMP) & HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDERS ON DIABETES & GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS





STREET DRAMA & FOLK SONG FOR MASS AWARENESS ON GDM IN DIFFERENT SLUMS OF KOLKATA




Followed up women with Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus at different Slum in Kolkata

Recent Events

"Starting of DMC (Designated Microscopy Centre) at Chok Krishnanagar PHC, HAW3, Maheshtala Municipality, by GRECALTES Under RNTCP, Govt. of India. "

Globally cancer is emerging as a amjor problem both in developed as well as developing countries. This dreaded disease has been indentified to beone of the leading cause of death worldwide. Even in this 21st century human beings are treated to be pitiable by others, which cause a great psichological trauma to the patient and the family too. Cancer neurosis is worse than even cardiac neurosis among patients causing poor quality of life. It is a matter of great regret that in our country about 80% cancer cases are detected in an advanced stage only when practically the curative therapy is not at all possible. Only palliative care could be of some help. To fight with the disease the fast possible way to make people aware of various signs and symptoms and methods of prevention of cancer as well as the environment protection.
A lead and initiative was taken by government of india through the formation of national cancer control programme in the year 1975. In the year 1984-85 it was revised with emphasis on primary prevention and early detection of cancer. But even this effort also could not attain the goal upto the level of expectation and ultimately the policy has once again tracked back in 2005.
In such a scenario foccus has been established in 2010-11 with the mission of achieving success in its endeavour to increase awareness amongst the masses about cancer prevention and environmental protection.
This organisation seeks support and blessing whole heartedly from all rank and file of the people.

"Preventing GDM among Women Living
in Slum" with the following objective:


To create awareness among the under
privileged slum women at reproductive
age group about diabetes focusing on
gestational diabetes, promote healthy
life style among them and detect the
'At Risk"women for Diabetes through
BMI measurement and other risk factors.
This program has been conducting by
Greater Calcutta Leprosy Treatment &
Health Education Scheme (GRECALTES)
and supported by WDF



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To fight with the disease the fast possible way to make people aware of various signs and symptoms and methods of prevention of cancer as well as the environment protection.
A lead and initiative was taken by government of india through the formation of national cancer control programme in the year 1975. In the year 1984-85 it was revised with emphasis on primary prevention and early detection of cancer. But even this effort also could not attain the goal upto the level of expectation and ultimately the policy has once again tracked back in 2005.
In such a scenario foccus has been established in 2010-11 with the mission of achieving success in its endeavour to increase awareness amongst the masses about cancer prevention and environmental protection.
This organisation seeks support and blessing whole heartedly from all rank and file of the people.

"Intensification of activities on TB with HIV & MDRTB program."

A lead and initiative was taken by government of india through the formation of national cancer control programme in the year 1975. In the year 1984-85 it was revised with emphasis on primary prevention and early detection of cancer. But even this effort also could not attain the goal upto the level of expectation and ultimately the policy has once again tracked back in 2005.
In such a scenario foccus has been established in 2010-11 with the mission of achieving success in its endeavour to increase awareness amongst the masses about cancer prevention and environmental protection.
This organisation seeks support and blessing whole heartedly from all rank and file of the people.

Research Works

"Burden of TB, MDR TB, Leprosy and TB with HIV/AIDs."