Health Services

Health is wealth for the poor people and health is the only capital of the poor people. So VOSD has been emphasizing on health development of the poor people, because, they have to live on selling physical power i.e. labour. To develop health of the community people in the operation area, VOSD has been implementing primary health activities, curative health services, MCH services, satellite clinical services, clinical services, supply medicines, conduct referral cases,  nutrition  and  family  welfare  motivation,  education  and  awareness activities intensively through house steps, community steps and group wise. The staff members and group leaders of the organization educate and motivate the group members and community members through group meetings, personnel contact, and house visits. During discussion on health topics, they use flip charts, posters, documentary film shows, folk media, etc. for easy understanding of the group members. Different seminars, rallies, campaigns, discussions and workshops are arranged to create mass community awareness on health development. It has also been arranging folksongs, popular theatres, street drams, slide shows etc. on health and other issues for creating mass awareness among the community people, which can help them to practice their learning and knowledge and improve community health status.


MCH and Growth Monitoring Services


In remote rural areas, the women and children are the main victims of poverty and other social affairs, which results in high maternal and child mortality rate and malnutrition. The staff members of VOSD time to time visit the houses and identify malnourished children and pregnant mothers and provide education and advice to them. In severe cases, they send them to the clinics of VOSD, bring in satellite clinics and also sent to the Upazila Health Complex for better and improved treatment. Even, the organization bears the expenditures for the very poor mothers and children. The organization has a MBBS Medical Officer and a Paramedic  Doctors,  who  have  been  providing  treatments  to  the  patients through  its clinics  and  in  serious cases provides free  medicines to the  poor patients. Last year a total of 102,560 mothers and 45,980 children have been given treatments and other medical services. A total of 112,630 children have been monitored growth till today. Generally the growth monitoring is a continuous activity of the organization. The staff members identify the malnourished children under two and monitor growth continuously through providing supplementary feedings. They also counsel with their mothers on balance diet preparation, ORS preparation etc. and advice to feed balance diets to their children regularly. It has also been providing pre-natal, safe delivery and postnatal services to the pregnant mothers through its clinics and satellite clinics and also through house visits.