COMMUNITY BASED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES:

Community based primary health care services (C.B.P.H.C.S.) to the BPL population of 63 ULBs has been done quite satisfactorily through various externally aided. Accordingly, a project namely “Community Based Primary Health Care Services” has been taken up by the H&FW Department in co-ordination with the Municipal Affairs Department. The programme was launched at Basirhat Municipality on 1st June, 2007. Total urban population which has been covered is 1.13 lakh, which includes 9,354 BPL population. This project has been designed in line with the National Health Programme and will cover the APL population also. The objective is to bring overall improvement in urban health scenario in Basirhat Municipality.

One honorary Health Worker (HHW) is allotted for a population not exceeding 1000 BPL contained in a single ward. There will be a minimum of 1 HHW per ward regardless of whether that ward has BPL population or not. No. of HHWs engaged at Basirhat is 38. A Sub-Centre, the nerve centre for delivery of primary health care services has been established for each 5000 BPL population. No. of Sub-Centers at Basirhat is 8. The eight sub-centers are:


Sl No. Sub Center Ward No.
1. Sahid Dinesh Chandra Primary School Ward No. 02
2. Dandirhat Amtala (beside Petrol Pump) Ward No. 03
3. Sainpala Deshbandhu Union Club Ward No. 09
4. Basirhat Debdoot Sangha Ward No. 11
5. Basirhat 3 No. Colony Ward No. 12
6. Nabarun Sangha, Basirhat Moitra Bagan Ward No. 14
7. Vivekananda Byam Samity Ward No. 19
8. Opposite of Gitanjali Palace, Basirhat Ward No. 21

One out patient Department will be established for every 40,000 BPL population of the ULB. Referral services will be availed from the nearest Govt. hospital like District, Sub-Division, State General hospital, BPHC, rural hospital as will be applicable.

Community participation is enforced at all levels for maximum utilisation of health facilities.

The following health care services are provided from health sub centers:

Ante -Natal Care and Post-Natal Care: 149 A.N.C. & P.N.C. services are done from 1st April 09 to 30th September 09

General Treatment: 2,846 No. of persons received general treatment till now from the sub centers.

Growth Check-up: Growth check ups are done for 3,325 No. of children till now.

Routine Immunization done on weekly basis

Awareness camps are conducted twice every month