1. Public health infrastructure
Community hospitals in West Bengal
ISHP establishes new health facilities in the rural areas and also helps to revamp the old dilapidated ones. We provide the entire gamut of services – planning, designing, setting up and management of the established facilities. We engage different models for carrying out this work – Public-Private Partnership (PPP) , Partnership with private healthcare organizations and CSR funded initiatives.
We work in collaboration with our sister organization – Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP). This consortium has set-up two state-of-the art 30 – bedded community hospitals in District Murshidabad in West Bengal. Identification of the hospital sites was done based on the findings of a systematic need assessment study carried out by us. The hospitals have separate female and male wards, operation theatre, pre- and post-operative units, an X-ray unit, an Ultrasonography unit, a modern laboratory, OPD consultation chambers, a pharmacy and other ancillary structures. One of the hospitals at Khargram receives and treats approximately 400 patients' everyday at a very low cost.
2. ICT based health care solutions
We leverage our in-house IT expertise to design, develop and implement various ICT-based solutions to plug the gaps in health care delivery. These solutions range from call centres to provide telephonic health advice to simple and cost-effective mobile-based health applications.
ISHP is one the largest providers of tele-health services in the development sector in India, with projects spanning across many states. ISHP has specific expertise in setting up and running health help lines for various international healthcare organizations. ISHP run help lines are located in UP, Karnataka and Delhi-NCR. These help lines deploy state-of the art telecom and IT infrastructure to provide telephonic advice to the callers from various states across India. Highly qualified & trained healthcare professionals employed at the help lines provide
• Information on health issues, health services, products and details of diagnostic facilities and providers.
• Tele–counselling to the inbound callers regarding disease management processes.
• Referral to appropriate providers/ clinics in their towns .
• Tracking of the potential clients to provide continuity of care (close the loop).
• Care line Services – Reminders and outbound calls for post -use support.
Dimpa - Helpline for USAID funded project in UP.
Saathiya - Family Planning Helpline for USAID funded project in UP.
Dots Mitra - TB Helpline for USAID funded project in Karnataka.
Pehal - Family Planning Helpline of Population Service International for the states UP, Rajasthan, Delhi.
OneCall - Helpline of Marie Stopes International for Madhya Pradesh.
CycleTel - Helpline for Institute of Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, Washington.
Ujjwal - Helpline of Futures Group for the states of Bihar and Orissa.
3. Skill development of healthcare professionals
We undertake skill development for grass-root health workers and paramedical professionals and skill up-gradation for doctors and the managerial staff in the health institutions. The expert medical team at ISHP develops new training modules for various cadres of healthcare professionals in vernacular languages including Hindi, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi and Marathi. ISHP team has developed training modules in Family planning & Contraception, Sexual Health, Tuberculosis, Maternal Health, Breast feeding, Child Health and HIV & AIDS.
4. Medical camps
We conduct medical camps in far-flung rural areas and urban slums to cater to health needs of the under-served populations. These camps are designed after a thorough assessment of the health needs of the potential beneficiaries and the existing health services in that particular area. Based on this, general or specialty camps are organized to provide preventive and curative services.
Medical camps in West Bengal
ISHP has successfully organized eight medical camps in West Bengal to provide basic medical care to the local poor population in the remote rural and flood affected areas. Over 30,000 patients benefited from the services provided in these camps. ISHP has also organized 12 eye care camps in Murshidabad district to benefit the elderly and school children of this area.
Medical camps in Delhi – NCR region
ISHP organized a Maternal and Child Health medical camp in the Azadpur area of New Delhi. This camp was organized to provide basic health services to women and children residing in the slum and surrounding areas. An awareness session on general health issues was also conducted successfully for the beneficiaries.
5. Mobile medical units (MMUs)
We design, operationalize and manage mobile medical units, especially in remote areas where access to health services is poor. We partner with local NGOs and the public health system to optimize the mobile medical services.ISHP has successfully deployed several such mobile medical units across various states.
We conduct research on health systems across the spectrum – policy research, need assessment/diagnostic studies, baseline surveys, and impact assessment/evaluation of projects/programmes. We leverage the presence of our sister organizations in 16 states and at grass-root level to collect data for our research projects.
7. Drinking water plants
ISHP has set-up 12 Arsenic treatment plants in Murshidabad and 5 fluoride treatment plants in Karnataka for public use. These plants are operated and maintained by community based water committies.