The village of Jaganarthpur has few other medical facilities nearby. Working through local contacts, So the Child May Live paid for the building and training of staff to open the clinic. The clinic has a full-time health worker whose training in India was funded by us. There is also a nurse who visits the clinic once a week.
Each week, when the nurse is present at the clinic, between 40 and 50 women trek from nearby villages to have their pregnancies checked. This is particularly important in a country where mother and baby deaths in child-birth are high. Two doctors also attend once a month to deal with more serious cases. We pay the salaries of the local staff, the travel expenses of the nurse and doctors and for all the medicines.
Working with Poynton Rotary Club in the UK, we were able to raise the funds needed to rebuild and largely refurbish the clinic which, following many years of use, had fallen into a state of disrepair. The new building opened in 2016