• Registration No. S/21833 of1977-78 (West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961)
  • FCRA registration No: 147110044 of 1985

 

Verious Health & Nutrition programs conducted by BSSK

Preventive and curative health care, both are being taken into consideration by BSSK for the intervention communities. Kultali is one of the most vulnerable Blocks in South 24 Parganas where access to basic health care service was poor. During the initial days of BSSK, one of the major programme interventions was to provide basic health care support to the people in need and guide them on preventive health care issues. Both allopathic and homoeopathic treatment facilities were made available to the communities through health clinics and there was immense participation of the communities in such health camps. Gradually, the situation has improved as government health services has reached closer to their communities but accessing the services are limited to official business hours.

One of the important focuses of BSSK was to cater to the pregnant and lactating women in the communities and facilitate them for institutional deliveries, immunisation, exclusive breast feeding, supplementary nutrition and early childhood care. This support has benefited over 2000 families survive with their children.

 

Apart from basic and maternal health care support, BSSK has installed household toilets for more than 2000 families and installed community tube wells to ensure safe drinking water. Promotion of hygiene at home and elimination of open defecation have been satisfactorily been adapted by the communities and the situation has improved over the years.

Further to the household hygiene, BSSK has continued to spread awareness on safe drinking water, use of rain water for cultivation. The Gram Panchayats have gradually started improving the roads, household toilet facilities and installation of deep tube wells to ensure health for all.

BSSK with the available resources have been trying to strengthen the practice of household hygiene practice through the women groups and also exploring possibilities for resource generation through which the communities can adequately supported for saving themselves from other health vulnerabilities.