Village Health Workers Training Program: Meghalaya

inputs from: Prashant mahamuni

Village Health Worker Project (Arogya Rakshak):-

Seva Bharati Meghalaya have well spread activity of village Health workers for the last ten years. We arrange the training programme for selected boys and girls from different villages. We train them in Primary health care and about common diseases and give them a medical box for free distribution of medicine to the needy patient. Our 256 workers are working in 159 villages in Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills. We have a register of more than 4000 patients who were benefited by this programme.

The village health workers new batch training concluded on 7th Feb 2009 at 3.00 pm at Sohiong village in West khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

The two days training was started on 6th Feb 2009 at 10.00 am. Shri Thabah, President of Seng Khasi organization inaugurated the training. Shri D. Lyngdoh, President of Seng Khasi Nongthilew also was present in the function.

52 youths from 32 villages of West Khasi Hills District participated in this training. They traveled from their village to venue of training and paid the training fees also from their own pockets.

Dr. Pdeh delivered speech about common diseases their symptoms and precautions etc. Dr. K. Sari explained them about digestive system and the diseased related to the same. Shri E.W. Warjri trained the trainees about the medicines and medicine box. Smt. T. Kharkylliang explained them anatomy and physiology.

Seva Bharati has provided a medicine box to them in which medicine for common diseases has given. These health workers will work voluntarily in their respective village. Villagers from remote villages will be benefited through this project.

. Seva Bharati has arranged night halt of the trainees in different families of Sohiong village. It was the experience of interaction among the people which created the atmosphere of love and harmony among villagers and health workers. This training was informative and nice experience to the trainees who came from remote villages.

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