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Tribal mobile outreach

Providing healthcare access for tribal communities across 123 villages has been our important objective. We run a mobile medical unit (2 doctors, medical staff, lab technicians) with the support of National Health mission since 2002 in Thally and Kelamangalam blocks that attends the medical needs of people living in the remote area. With the help of Primary Health Care centre, we conducted free ANC, and PNC health check-ups for pregnant and lactating mothers from hilly villages of Kodagarai, Thozhuvapetta, Kottaiyurkollai and Gullaty wherein screening is done for HP, BP, Glucose. HB screening for adolescent girls. Through our Nutrition Mela program, we provide healthy, nutritious supplements for pregnant women, adolescent girls, and we also shared the procedures for enrolling and availing benefits under government health schemes. Special Medical camps and NCD camps are conducted periodically. Women are also checked for breast and uterus cancer. RDC has effectively rendered its service to improve the health of the community and reduce malnutrition, anaemia, new born death rates prevailing amongst women of tribal community

The health status of India‟s tribal communities is in need of special attention. Being among the poorest and most marginalized groups in India, tribals experience extreme levels of health deprivation. The tribal community lags behind the national average on several vital public health indicators, with women and children being the most vulnerable. Several studies on maternal health show poorer nutritional status, higher levels of morbidity and mortality, and lower utilization of antenatal and postnatal services among tribals. Health problems prevalent in tribal areas include endemic infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrhoea
diseases, apart from malnutrition and anemia. Although the government has provided for the establishment of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in tribal areas and collaborative efforts of RDC, need further health care actions


  1. Preventing malnutrition, self-abortion, and early marriages in the target areas.
  2.  Increasing 100% health consciences among 56 villages and reaching over 16800 populations.
  3.  Promoting opportunities for adivasi women to access institutional deliveries and
    easy admission to health care of tribal residents.
  4. Enhancing health care initiatives for the women and children of all residents of


  1.  Organizing community –based health awareness camps.
  2. Interaction with community members on current health status and discussing various health problems and resolving mechanisms.
  3. Promoting healthy food habits and sanitation.
  4.  Increasing linkages with primary health centers.
  5. Developing bio-intensive vegetable gardens.
  6.  Promotion of personal and community hygienic