SMART Hospital Programme
Tea garden hospitals act as the lifeline to the communities in and around the garden. Transforming tea garden health centre into smart Health & Wellness Centre can be a stepping stone in facilitating quality primary healthcare to the communities at large. With vision transform garden hospitals into hubs of technologically equipped SMART Hospitals, APPL Foundation in partnership with WISH Foundation a Smart Clinic project. The project will ensure accessible and affordable comprehensive primary healthcare services through m-health application for the tea growing communities. Technology and innovations is to play a vital role in improving the health care service delivery system. Equipping service providers with skills and modern technologies will effectively enhance the healthcare service delivery resulting in reduced maternal, new born and infant mortality.
Launch of Smart Clinic project took place at Hathikuli Tea Estate on May 11, 2019, in the presence of esteemed officials from USAID, APPL Foundation, WISH Foundation and tea growing communities. The chief guest of the ceremony, Ms. Ramona El Hamzaoui, Deputy Mission Director, USAID inaugurated the Smart Clinic Application. Post Launch, Hathikuli and Lattakujaan Tea Garden Hospitals has started using 3-tab system of Smart Clinic Application which has elicited positive response form the users and patients.
The Nutrition Program served 980 pregnant and 150 lactating women. Each beneficiary received a 'bag of good health.' During the pandemic, community isolation centres were established in Latakoojan, Kellyden, and Chubwa. Containment Plan and Surveillance Model to restrict the pandemic developed and practiced across 10 Estates
Progress so far
- 6 Tea Garden Hospital transformed into Smart hospitals- Laboratory structure and diagnosis strengthened.
- Reaching out to more than 15000 individuals through the 3-tab registration and consultations
- AINA training of lab technician & Capacity-building of more than 200 Health Care Workers and other Functionaries
- Conducting more than 3000 AINA and Laboratory tests.
- Community volunteers were trained and engaged in conducting 602 awareness generation session reaching 7800 people.
- AINA facilitated in reducing or highly regulating OoPE (Out of Pocket Expenses) of the patients. The communities were benefited by saving Rs. 50 to Rs. 1800 for various types of tests; thus, contributing to saving of more than Rs. 4,00,000 as OoPE.