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Healthcare of the tribal children and adults


Written by Dr Sunder Rao Bethapudy

Healthcare of the tribal children and adults

Myself and my wife visited Philadelphia Community Hospital Salur in December 2012 and spent few days there. Although the number of Leprosy patients are coming down, the deformities and the stigma towards Leprosy has not changed since I worked  for the Leprosy Mission at Vizianagaram, near Salur,  back in 1975.


We continued to provide remuneration for the healthcare of the tribal children and adults in the nearby tribal three villages namely Peda cheepuruvalsa, China Cheepuruvalsa and Panukuvalsa for the clinics and medicines. We also bought school bags and note books for the children of all three villages.

This year we have added  the village Head as a member of clinic team  to help the team when they are running the clinics. These three village Heads are paid as an incentive.

We have also started screening programmes for the adults to pick up the problems at an earlier stages. We have started screening for cataracts and for Hypertension (high Blood Pressure) this year.

Next year we hope to add screening for Diabetes and Cancers. Health Education towards personal hygiene, smoking, dental care, alcohol consumption, diet, snake bite, dog bite  are continuing.

The tribal people trust us very much now and invite the medical team into their villages to run the clinics with free medication.

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