UMMEED FOUNDATION PALGHAR OLD AGE PROJECT

Many curable and preventable diseases in elderly population of the marginalized communities remain undiagnosed till they land up in a tertiary care hospital. This project aims at diagnosing common diseases like hypertension, diabetes, urological problems, neurological disorders etc in elderly.

Every enrolled elderly will be screened by a consultant geriatrician (Specialist for elderly people) and then if any elderly is diagnosed with any particular problem, the disease will be treated by a geriatrician prescribing low cost generic medicines from cost effective sources including available at Jan Ashudi store managed by Government of India.

Locations

  • Nandore, Taluka & Dist. Palghar – 401405
    Nandore is a large village located in Palghar Taluka of Thane district, Maharashtra with total 544 families residing. The Nandore village has population of 2344 of which 1191 are males while 1153 are females. We intend to cover all 60 plus population of the village
  • Navali, (Palghar East), Post, Taluka, Dist. Palghar- 401404 – as above based on population
Timeline:

1st April 2019-31st March 2020

Summary

The plan is conducting five medical camps (specific to old age needs) per month in above locations with 200 patients per Camp led by consultant geriatrician & their team – Screening camps will cover patients per year selected from entire population of selected villages. We will cover these 2 villages in Palghar district and create digital file (data base) of every patient screened with pictorial records, history, contact, address and social & economic inputs.

Three fourth of these patients covered will be women, widows & destitute etc

The vision is in ten years cover all tribal areas of Palghar district patients in close working with state government registered in our social business to create a cost effective health system which is need based, effective, professional and trusted providing an alternative in the society.

This shall include doctor’s consultation charges, blood sugar testing, general and clinical examination at their doorstep, recording and mapping of patient’s history, registration, paramedical & clinical charges, survey and transportation/travel of team costs to remote villages, recreation for team and staff, etc .

Each patient’s economic and social circumstances will be screened ensuring the ‘needy’ get maximum support, while others provided subsidized services in three tiers – 10%-25%; 25%- 50% & 50%-75% of actual cost price as per their economic circumstances.