The Center has initiated teaching programs for school children, parents, nursing mothers, volunteers & youth from the village, facts about nutrition, sanitation, immunization, hygiene, first aid, family planning methods etc., through the means of charts, placards, posters, lectures, workshops, discussions, film shows, songs, folk dances and dramas.
The rural center team members conduct competitions and distribute prizes to encourage them. Though health education is a hard task and time consuming, the Center felt the need to give more importance to health education. With proper health education most of the diseases are preventable. Based on facts practising preventive medicine is more economical than regular treatment. The Centre has also identified and extends healthcare to the surrounding villages which need basic medical facilities, health education, preventive medicine and a good referral system.
The following camps are organized on monthly basis to serve the community
1. Diabetic awareness & detection Camps
Outpatients: Every Saturday Diabetic Outpatient clinic functions
2. Revised National Tuberculosis Control programme
Our centre is a designated microscopy centre for diagnosis of Tuberculosis
Pediatric General Medical Camp for Anganwadi and School children is organized with support from Paediatricians practicing in the surrounding areas.
In co-ordination with Mathampalayam Primary Health Centre, Pulse Polio Immunization is organized every year.
Community Oncology was inaugurated at our centre on 24.6.2011 by the then Coimbatore Corporation Mayor Sri R. Venkatachalam.
Cancer screening camps are conducted for Head & Neck, Breast and Cervix every month in each ward of selected Panchayat by trained team members. The camps are organized in following process house to house survey, enumeration, awareness programs, motivation prior to screening camp. Through this rapport is developed with the community people. Their myths & misconceptions about cancer, its investigations and importance are educated to them. As a result they walk in to the camp voluntarily.
Clinical Breast examination, Visual inspection of the cervix with Acetic acid (VIA), Visual Inspection of Cervix with Lugol Iodine (VILI) is carried out by trained staff and doctors and further follow up for treatment is referred to GKNM Hospital at a concession rate or free of cost based on their economic status.
We provide medical treatment for the following old age homes
Selvapuram, a nearby village with a population of about 5,000 is adopted and comprehensive health care is given to the village. We have a sub-centre at this village and the team visits every Tuesday Morning.
The following investigations are done at the rural center