HEALTH PROGRAMMES

Health AWARENESS PROGRAMMES

Policy advocacy

creating awareness on policies that do not uphold democratic rights, moving legislature to uphold rational practices and bar obscurantism

1-7-2011 Presentation on 31/2 yrs. BRHC/ BRMS (Bachelor of Rural Health Care/ Bachelor of Rural Medicine & Surgery) Course before Parliamentary Standing Committee of Health and Family Welfare, by Dr. Asok Samanta & Dr. Ansuman Mitra

National Health Policy 2015 Draft (3rd National Health Policy)

National Symposium in New Delhi 4 May 2015

State & district level workshops: Delhi 27 March 2015; Kerala June 2015; West Bengal 21 June 2015; Odisha; Karnataka

State level conventions: Delhi 27 March 2015; Kerala June 2015; West Bengal 7 September 2015; Odisha

National Health Policy 2002(2nd National Health Policy)

Seminar Bathinda & Patiala (Punjab) 2004

National Health Policy 1983(1st National Health Policy)

31-12-89 : Letter to PM demanding declaration of pro-people, scientific National Health Policy

Drug Policy, curtailment of DPCO

26-2-1995 : Chandigarh unit – Symposium on ‘‘New Drug Policy’’

1989 : Chandigarh : Seminars against ‘‘New National Drug Policy

1989 : Chandigarh : Seminar against Sex Determination Test

31-12-89 : Letter to PM – for Banning Prenatal Sex Determination Test and for declaration of propeople, scientific National Health Policy.

1988 : Haryana/Hissar-Kurukshetra-Bhiwani– Campaign against ‘Abuse of Amniocentesis’. Respected littérateur Vishnu Prabhakar addressed.

 Outbreaks, Epidemics intervention, awareness

2010 Nov: Various districts of WB, including Kolkata:

Koro, culture-specific syndrome, epidemic of mass hysteria characterised by an overpowering belief that the external genitalia will retract and disappear. MSC organized many camps to create awareness regarding Koro & to de-catastrophise the impact or fear. Based on the field experience, MSC organised a seminar at IPGME&R, Kolkata to share the different perspectives of Koro and its prevention.

Diagnostic & awareness health camp for “Unknown Fever”: Murshidabad; 16-10-2008 S 24 Pgs, Bawali;

24-1-2008 — Kolkata – Seminar on Bird Flu at SSKM;

8-9-2005 :  Kolkata – Seminar on Recent Fever at Scottish Church College

13-9-2005 :  Kolkata – Seminar on Dengue – Malaria at Mahabodhi -Society Hall

21.5.05 – Nadia (WB) – Anthrax Outbreak – Awareness and Investigation Camps.

2003 – Kerala/Kottayam, Dengue, Malaria outbreak

6-5-2003: Kolkata — Seminar on SARS

January 2002 : Dhanbad (Jharkhand)/Patlabari – Seminar on Fever

Aug-Nov’98 – WB/ Kolkata– Malaria awareness and Parasite detection Camp.

November 1997 : Kolkata – Malaria Detection Camp and awareness program at Kolkata Slums with Calcutta Heart Clinic and Hospital.

September 1995 : Kolkata – Campaign against Malaria with Detection Camp with local clubs.

4-8-94 : Kolkata – CNMCH – Seminar on ‘‘Fever Outbreak in Calcutta’’ Prof. Asim Kr. Roy Chowdhury presided, Speakers – Dr. M.S. Chakraborty, Dr Abani Roy Chowdhry, Dr Tamal Biswas.

03-10-94 : Kolkata – CMC–ALT – Seminar on Plague Epidemic

1990 : Haryana — Awareness, Treatment camps and Memorandum to Govt, by Chandigarh unit for Encephalitis outbreak

1985 : W.B. – Campaign for awareness on Viral Hepatitis, Encephalitis and Gastroenteritis

Oct-Nov.97 : WB/Kolkata – Malaria, Dengue, Encephalitis Detection and Treatment Camps

 Resurgent Disease TB

May – 1999 – Chandigarh – Seminar

W.B./Howrah – Convention for prevention and Better Treatment of Leprosy patients

Camps: issues, awareness

 18-12-08 – Medical Camps at Singur, Hooghly for tortured farmers

23-11-94 : Odisha/Mayurbhanj-Simlipal Hills – One Week long treatment & health awareness camp for Tribal People

1986 : Karnataka – Lecture series on Common Health problems at Ayurveda, Allopathy, Nursing and Pharmacy Colleges

1986 : Bihar/Muzaffarpur – Campaign against Health Hazards

Arsenic Detection, Awareness & Activism Camps

1990 onwards over more than a decade Nadia, North & South 24 Parganas, Murshidabad – along with science organization Breakthrough Science Society (BSS) and citizens’ committee All Bengal Arsenic Dushan Pratirodh Committee

1987 : Kerala/TN/Maharashtra – supported People’s movement for potable drinking water supply

Local Pollution

1999 – Ghatsila/Jharkhand –Seminar

5-6-1988 : Campaign against AIDS and Environment Pollution.

W.B. – Seminars, Symposia against Environment pollution and conspiracy behind Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

Movement against fly ash pollution & implementation of anti-pollution measures in Kolaghat Thermal Power Plant (state government owned), WB

Bhopal Day / Environment Protection Day / 3 December

3-12-96 :at Kolkata with BSS and at Siliguri, Darjeeling.

03-12-94 : Odisha/Bhubaneswar, A Decade

3-12-1993 : — Bhopal Gas Disaster Day observed.

1985 : Bhopal Gas Disaster : Anniversary observed Countrywide through Seminars, Symposia, Convention, Exhibition. Special Bulletin published

Fight against Obscurantism

1994 : Kolkata – Protest against keeping dead body of ‘‘Balak Brambhachari’’, self-declared godman(!)

Antenatal mothers, Srirampur Girls’ College

March, 2002 : Chattishgarh/Durg – Maternity and Child Health Camp.

11.2.1998 – WB/ Midnapore/Mecheda – Seminar on Maternity & Child Health

Blood Group Detection Camps:  2005, 2004  – Kolkata, Nadia, Midnapore, Jalpaiguri dists

23-1-1998 – Kolkata – Anath Bhandar – Blood Group Detection Camp. 150 Persons

15-4-98 –WB/Midnapore/ Narayangarh– Blood Group Detection Camp

9-9-97 : WB/ Darjeeling – Siliguri – Blood Donation Camp at Dr. Norman Bethune Centre

15-8-97 : WB/Kolkata – Garden reach – Blood Group Detection

28-6-98 – WB/ Kolkata/Dhakuria– Blood Group Detection Camp with Paritosh Memorial Veteran Club

12-7-98 – WB/ Kolkata/ Dhakuria– Blood Group Detection, Health Check up and Discussion on General Health Problems

17-2-97 – WB/South-24 Pgs – Blood Donation Camp

23-3-97 – WB/Kolkata – Blood Group Detection Camp-180 person

1995 : WB/24PGS (South) – Blood Donation Camp : 85 donors

March 1993 : WB/Kolkata — Blood Donation Camp at Medical College, Calcutta, after Bowbazar Bomb Blast

1991-1995 : Kolkata — First Aid and Blood Group Delection camp at Kolkata Book Fair

First aid, health awareness during Durga Puja Festival, Sagar Mela (Kolkata), Rath Jatra Festival (Puri)

Dental camp and dental hygiene awareness programme

August 2005 – Haryana – Madina Village

Nov-Dec. 2004 – At Jhajjar Rd. and Sector I main Shopping Complex

15-4-98 – WB/ Midnapore/Belda – Dental Camp – 182 pts.

17-11-1996 : Kolkata – Dental Camp at Vidyasagar Unit.

7-4-94 : Kolkata/Chetla-Vidyasagar unit – Dental Camp 323 pts and Seminar on ‘‘Health of Oral Cavity’’.

26-1-94 : Bihar/Patna-Mandiri village – Dental Camp

27-6-1993 : — Dental and Medical Check up camp at Hira School.

June 1993 : Bihar/Vaishali – Amritpur village – Dental and Health Check up – 500 pts.

11-4-97 – WB/Midnapore-Moyna-Eye and Dental Camps.

Eye Camp

2006, Tamilnadu, with Udhi Eye Hospital & Dr. C K Parameswari, 170 patients, cataract of 12 patients operated

2005, 1998 – Raiganj (WB) – Cataract (I0L) Operation Camp

Aug. 2004 – Rohtak, Gandhi Camp

Cancer Detection & Treatment camp

Haryana/Rohtak – Sanatan Dehram Manda

Free Medical Camp, Eye camps, 2004-6, inside Central Jail & in slums, Nashik, Maharashtra

1995 : Gujarat – Two Medical Camps at Banashata and Sagarkata districts

Hypertension, Heart, ECG Check up

Delhi: 2006, 2007, 2008

January 2004 – Rohtak (Haryana)

Bronchial Asthma

17-2-2002 : Odisha/Puri – Seminar

World Health Day observed

13-4-2002 – Odisha/Bhubaneswar

7-4-94 : Odisha/ Bhubaneswar

7-4-1993 : Bihar/Patna — World Health Day- Health Check up Camp at T K Ghosh Academy.

7-4-1993 : Odisha/Bhubaneswar – World Health Day observed at Odisha, Bhubaneswar

School Health Check up

20-3-1998– Kolkata/Behala– Ritam Vidyapith

25-1-97 – WB – Midnapore – Garharipur – Child Health Check up.

12-7-98 – WB/Purulia – Child Health Check up (Upto 10 yrs of age.)

27-2-97 – WB/Kolkata-Behala

Vaccination Against Hepatitis B

1998 – Chandigarh

1997 : Chandigarh – Immunisation against Hepatitis B, 100 persons.

18-9-94 : WB/North Dinajpur-Raiganj – Free Treatment and Immunisation camp by Raiganj Territorial Committee.

30-9-94 : WB/North Dinajpur-Raiganj – Follow up Camp for Immunisation and Treatment.

February 1987 : Karnataka/Kaveripuram – Medical and Immunisation Camp

January 1987 : Bangalore – Padarayanapura – Health Survey, Medical and Immunisation Camp. 800 pts, seen 200 Children immunised.

Bangalore – Swathentrapaleya and Subedarpaleya – Immunisation Camps.

W.B. – Opening of 15 Immunisation Centres at districts.

Drugs & other substance abuse

1996 : Odisha/Rourkela – Seminar

1988 : WB – Campaign against Drug addiction through seminars, symposia, protest march, wall writing etc.

1984 • W.B. – Campaign against Drug Addiction.

Investigation

1995, WB, Nadia, Debagram – Investigation into post-vaccination death

2002, WB, Kolkata – Independent enquiry commission into spate of child deaths in B C Roy Post Graduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences & other government medical colleges

 1986 : WB/Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura, Murshidabad, South 24 Parganas’ districts – 2 yrs Teaching/Training Programme for Village Practitioners started.