|Health, matters in development
To improve the health status of the beneficiaries through an alternative health care system and to promote eco-friendly life style among our partners we introduced different healthcare schemes.
Welfare Scheme for Disabled Children
In this scheme financial assistance is given for physically and mentally challenged children those who are from poor family background and having the age below 25. It is mainly used for medical and educational purpose. This scheme also promotes Activities of Daily Living training for disabled children. We organized parents meetings in all regions. As part of the World disabled day on Dec 3rd every year we organize a family get together of parents and children.
RCH (Reproductive Child Health) Programmes
It is a Central Government programme to improve the health status in the area of Melukavu Grama Panchayat, which comes under the two sub centers of Chemmala and Melukavu.
Objectives of the programme:
• To improve the health status of Mother and Child
• To prepare a responsible and mature youth through knowledge and skill development programmes.
• To improve the male participation in family planning.
‘Thanal’ - Family Counseling Center
Health is a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. Based on this motto PSWS introduced a Family Counseling Center at Melukavu to provide psycho-social support for the people. Professional counselors are available there for handling the cases. The beneficiaries of the programme are Couples, Adolescents and people with family problems.
Social Security Scheme
For the welfare of the beneficiaries in the field of health PSWS introduced an Insurance Scheme named Mahila Suraksha Insurance Scheme. This scheme is implemented with the co-operation of New India Assurance Company. The main objective of the scheme is to safeguard the poor women within Palai Diocese. We issue accident claim, death claim and repairing charges of Electronic equipments.
Home Nursing Service
The home nursing programme is started in the year 1993. The major objectives of the programme are to provide personal care for the patients and aged at their home and to arrange safe job for the young ladies those who are from low economic standard. Presently 25 young ladies are working in the field.
Disaster Management Programmes
With the local contribution and the donations received from the different agencies, PSWS takes up disaster relief programmes consequent on flood, landslides, drought and communicable diseases.