Arpana Swasthya Kendra
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Maternal, newborn and child health
- Primary care
SummaryArpana Swasthy Kendra is a partnership project of Arpana trust and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). The MCD has authorized Arpana to run the health centre (Arpana Swasthya Kendra), as well as cover the World Bank IPP VIII Population Program.
To carry out value-based activities to improve health, provide education and enable communities to secure their rights and livelihoods in targeted areas of north India.
Key program components
The centre provides health care of extremely high quality with specialty clinics run by three staff doctors and 24 volunteer doctors (who provide services part time). The centre levies a user fee of INR 10 (0.22 $ approx.) which includes a specialist consultation. The medicines, supplies and vaccines are supplied by the Muncipal Corporation of Delhi and no user fee is levied on them. Arpana does not pay rent for the building.
The appointment, management and salaries of the staff are Arpana's responsibilities. Under the partnership, Arpana Swathya Kendra provides the following services:
Outpatient consultation services including laboratory investigations, X-Ray, ultrasound and medicines (supplied by government).
Referrals for emergency delivery, specialist care, and private hospitals in their own ambulances and poor patients identified for free surgeries
The mobile clinic is run as an outreach service of Arpana Swasthya Kendra, Gautampuri, to Aaligaon five days a week. Community health work includes detecting and registering each new antenatal case at the health centre or through our mobile clinic outreach services in Aaligaon. Reproductive and child health care checkups are also done.
Each area gets a clinic every 15 days and the health workers ensure that all women and children in that area due for immunization or checkups attend the clinic. Other patients, including the elderly, are also seen. Each area is manned by an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and a health worker. Arpana health workers have identified all unprotected, reproductive age couples.
The ANMs support their health workers in home visits, they conduct outreach immunization camps, check home deliveries and provide postnatal care through postnatal home visits. The worker maintains the detailed health data and is supervised by the ANM. The ANM rotates duties at the Arpana Swasthya Kendra and also assists at the mobile clinic. Immunizations are given to 98% of the pregnant women, while 99% new born babies and young children receive scheduled immunizations. In the year April 2008-March 2009, 24082 patients benefited from their services.
- Arpana TrustFor-profit
- Municipal Corporation of Delh (MCD)Government
- Govt. of National Capital Territory of DelhiGovernment