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1. PROGRAM H.O.P.E – Harnessing Oncological Preventive and Early detection services

Background:

Program H.O.P.E was initiated in June 2017 in Bangalore to address the issue of growing burden of non-communicable diseases and high morbidity and mortality rates due to the two commonest forms of cancer in India-Oral and Breast. The program was later expanded to Howrah, Mysore, Jamshedpur, Ranebennur and Jaipur.

Program objective:

To create awareness and conduct screening for general health check-up, breast and oral cancer, enable early diagnosis leading to decreased morbidity and mortality due to cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases.

Services provided under project:

  • Information dissemination on Oral & Breast Cancer to the community.
  • Screening, consultation and counselling of all the participants.
  • Collaboration with various community-based organizations, government schools, NGOs etc. for increased participation.
  • Follow-up of positive cases and guidance for treatment.

Compliance with the law:

Through Program H.O.P.E, NH is creating awareness and providing screening for non-communicable diseases. As mentioned in the ‘General Circular No. 21/2014’, enabling access to, or improving the delivery of, public health systems falls under the clause ‘promoting healthcare’ of the Companies Act 2013.

Hence, this program aligns with item (i) in Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013, Section 135, specifically to the clause of ‘promoting healthcare including preventive healthcare’.

Target beneficiaries:

The program caters to lower socio-economic population in semi-urban and rural areas of Bangalore, Howrah, Mysore, Ranebennur, Jamshedpur and Jaipur.

2. SUPOSHAN

Background:

Suposhan program is envisaged as a pilot intervention in Jaipur District in collaboration with Britannia Nutrition Foundation, National Health Mission, Rajasthan and the Jaipur education department. The program looks at the huge burden of iron deficiency anaemia amongst adolescents.

Program objective:

The program which is modelled as an action research study, aims at introducing iron fortification in a palatable manner which would be an adjunct to the existing WIFS program. In addition, the program would be supplemented by efforts to engage students on need for iron fortification and supplementation, nutritional and hygiene guidelines.

Services provided under project:

  • Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of adolescent students towards anemia
  • Estimation of the prevalence of anemia among adolescent students
  • Estimation of the impact of iron-fortified choco-glucose biscuits on haemoglobin levels in study population
  • Improve awareness among the students, faculty and community about anemia, its prevalence and nutritional guidelines to improve the same

Target beneficiaries:

Children in the age group of 10-18 years studying in Government Schools of Chaksu and Phagi blocks in Jaipur.

3. Mobile Mammography Screening

Background:

Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in urban Indian women and second most common in rural women, with 140,000 new breast cancer patients being diagnosed annually (Indian Council of Medical Research, 2001; Ferlay, et al., 2013). Ubiquitous realities such as lack of organized screening programs, paucity of diagnostic aids, patriarchal mindset, illiteracy and lack of awareness have resulted in majority of women being diagnosed at a locally advanced stage (Agarwal, Pradeep, Aggarwal, Yip, & Cheung, 2007). In resource constrained settings, physical examination by trained personnel has been considered a viable option (Mittra, et al., 2010). In Bengaluru, as per reports from Population Based Cancer Registry (2009-2011), the age adjusted incidence rate for breast cancer in women (34-65 years) rose from 15.9 per 100,000 population (1982-83) to 36.6 per 100,000 population in 2008-2009 and was the leading site of cancer. Keeping in mind the rapidly rising incidence of breast cancer, the mobile mammography screening unit was inaugurated on February 4th, 2014.

Program objective:

  • Creating awareness among the people about breast cancer
  • Early diagnosis, as the outcome is much better if treated earlier
  • Provide a complete comprehensive check-up services
  • Decrease breast cancer morbidity and mortality, and increase survival rates for those diagnosed with breast cancer.

Services provided under project:

  • Information dissemination on Breast Cancer to the patients.
  • Screening, consultation and physical examination of all the participants
  • After screening, positive cases are being referred to visit nearby cancer speciality hospital for further investigations i.e. Ultra Scan and FNAC etc.
  • Joining hands with various NGOs, gram panchayat, government sectors and other local institutions.

Compliance with the law:

Through the ‘Mobile Mammography Unit’ program, NH is creating awareness among the people about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. As mentioned in the ‘General Circular No. 21/2014’, enabling access to, or improving the delivery of, public health systems falls under the clause ‘promoting healthcare’ of the Companies Act 2013.

Hence, this program aligns with item (i) in Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013, Section 135, specifically to the clause of ‘promoting healthcare including preventive healthcare’.

Target beneficiaries:

The project caters to the population in and around Bangalore, Karnataka and a few nearby locations in the state of Tamil Nadu.

4. E - Health Centre Program

Background:

Narayana Health is the healthcare partner in this program to implement, operate, run & manage the eHealth Centre’s (eHC). eHC’s are designed to fit and deploy within a standard shipping container, or are retrofitted to work with a pre-existing clinic, depending on a community’s existing infrastructure. They are fully equipped with workstations, open electronic medical records (EMR) systems, biometric patient identification and integrated diagnostic devices. The HP cloud enabled technology allows for data, both clinical and administrative, to be monitored across sites via an admin dashboard. The first eHealth Centre programme was launched in Pyradanga in April, 2014. Eight centres have been established across India with centres in Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Program objective:

The objective of the programme is to deliver quality and affordable primary health care to people living in resource-deprived locations of India using appropriate technologies. The eHealth Centre’s serve communities that often lack qualified doctors, functional clinics, internet access, or even electricity.

Services provided under project:

  • Reaching semi-urban and rural population with technology enabled healthcare
  • Provision of primary healthcare with minimal charges
  • Use of information systems including EMR with integrated medical diagnostic services including basic vital (Blood pressure, Temperature, pulse oximeter), dry chemistry based tests as well as tele-ECG.
  • Cloud solutions for collection and analysis of health care data.
  • Continuity of health care through telemedicine

Compliance with the law:

As mentioned in the ‘General Circular No. 21/2014’, enabling access to, or improving the delivery of, public health systems falls under the clause ‘promoting healthcare’ of the Companies Act 2013.

Hence, this program aligns with item (i) in Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013, Section 135, specifically to the clause of ‘promoting healthcare including preventive healthcare’.

Target beneficiaries:

The eHC India program caters to lower socio-economic population in semi-urban and rural areas of Karnataka, Rajasthan, Gujarat and West Bengal

5. NCD Program

Background:

Non-Communicable Diseases’ Program was initiated in June 2017 in Bangalore to address to the issue of growing burden of non-communicable diseases and high morbidity and mortality rates due to the two commonest forms of cancer in India-Oral and Breast. The program had been later initiated in Howrah, Mysore, Jamshedpur, Jaipur and Delhi.

Program objective:

To create awareness and conduct screening for general health check-up, breast and oral cancer, enable early diagnosis leading to decreased morbidity and mortality due to cancer.

Services provided under project:

  • Information dissemination on Oral & Breast Cancer to the community.
  • Screening, consultation and counselling of all the participants.
  • Free first consultation and free investigations like ultrasound, mammogram, Biopsy etc. at NH for positively detected cases.
  • Collaboration with various community based organizations, government schools, NGOs etc. for increased participation.
  • Follow-up of positive cases and guidance for treatment.

Compliance with the law:

Through the ‘NCD Program’, NH is creating awareness and providing screening for non-communicable diseases. As mentioned in the ‘General Circular No. 21/2014’, enabling access to, or improving the delivery of, public health systems falls under the clause ‘promoting healthcare’ of the Companies Act 2013.

Hence, this program aligns with item (i) in Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013, Section 135, specifically to the clause of ‘promoting healthcare including preventive healthcare’.

Target beneficiaries:

The program caters to lower socio-economic population in semi-urban and rural areas of Bangalore, Howrah, Mysore, Jamshedpur, Jaipur and Delhi.

6. Archives

Rajiv Gandhi Arogya Yojana (RAY):

This program was initiated in November 2005, with a vision to develop a model of rural primary health care system in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. The Project covered Amethi constituency and catered to the basic healthcare needs of around 200 villages catering to a population of more than 70,000 people. Non-communicable diseases (NCD) screening was introduced in the year 2019 through a portable screening kit to increase the scope of services under the program. The portable kit enabled baseline screening for a wide range of conditions including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, anemia, vision disorders, as well as cardiac function. The NCD screening helped capturing early insights on disease prevalence in the area. More than 20,76,178 patients have availed primary healthcare services, under the programme.

Maternal Obstetric Monitoring (MOM):

Globally, India contributes to one-fifth of the burden of maternal deaths. Lack of specialists, infrastructure, real-time identification and monitoring of high-risk pregnancies had impacted maternal morbidity and mortality incidences. Therefore, a public-private partnership was envisaged in a high priority district of Karnataka to initiate the M.O.M. program in March 2016 in Shorapur taluk in Yadagir district of Karnataka. The emphasis was placed on first referral unit strengthening and identification of high-risk pregnancies through technology, diagnostic tools, workflow innovation and capacity building. Karnataka National Health Mission and Philips as technology partners teamed up with Narayana Health as stakeholders in this project.

The program focused on Capacity building of ASHA workers, ANM and Medical officers on early identification high-risk pregnancies. USG scans were conducted by NH radiologists for antenatal women for more than a year and 5815 women received USG scanning. A total of 1021 high-risk pregnancy cases were identified and 53.3% of high-risk cases were referred to higher centres. Mortality in the cohort of high-risk women who were followed up was nil. The program achieved 100% institutional deliveries and received Bionexo (International Hospital Federation) Golden award for maternal obstetric monitoring (MOM) program.

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