Nazareth Hospital opened its door for the care of patients with Covid related symptoms during the deadly second wave. There was a sudden increase in the number of patients in the OPD with COVID. Three wards and OPD were set up with oxygen facilities. Food supplements such as milk, roasted gram flour [sattu] and egg were provided to all the staff and patients at 10 am and Herbal tea to all at 4 pm. SCN (Sisters of Charity of Nazareth) volunteers supported the unit during this crisis for smooth functioning.
In addition to caring for the patients, the hospital team reached out to the people in the community during COVID-19 and the lockdown.
- Distributed food items to 600 poor families
- Instrumental in giving financial assistance of Rs. 5000.00 (five thousand) to 20 families
For long-term sustainability
- Distributed goats/pigs to 20 families worth Rs. 4000.00 (four thousand) each
- Gave Rs. 20000.00 to a family to start a small business.
- Gave Rs. 5000.00 to buy a calf.
- 396 PLHIVs were given ART medicines.
450 were vaccinated with the help of CARE and Bakhtiarpur PHC
Marching towards a tuberculosis-free society
Proactive collaboration through DOTS Program:
Nazareth Hospital joined hands with World Health Partner and signed MOU in the Month of January 2022 for the Prevention and treatment of tuberculosis patients. Regular home visits and counselling are also provided. The counselling of persons affected by tuberculosis disease ensures that the patients understand the importance of continuing medication without missing out on even a single day for 6 –9 months under supervision. Patients understand through counselling that a total cure is possible. Emphasis is given that along with TB medicine, nutritious food is to be eaten.
Government - Private Collaboration
Breaching the Social Stigma of HIV / AIDS
We care for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) by upholding and protecting life in every form through quality holistic healthcare
Transformation of persons/society through Home Visit and counselling
Bring about a systemic change through the Awareness programs
Network meetings PLHIVs are conducted in three places, Barauni, Begusarai and Mokama.
Monitor basic parameters during monthly meetings
Conduct health Classes on Covid – 19, the safety of vaccination, nutritious diet, safe sex practices and adherence to ART medicine.
Impart information on Self-Employment.