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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

September 2006

The merry month of September has gone past in a whizz leaving us all quite breatless and tired. The sheer numbers are quite overwhelming:

  • 1729 patients seen in the OPD
  • 26 Cataracts operated in Madanapalle - "Words can not express our gratitude to Dr TN Krishna Reddy and Dr Shobha Naveen, who operate on our patients at minimum cost."
  • 2 Deliveries: Thanks to Dr Asha Neeraja at Madanapalle - one of whom had Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, Intra Uterine Growth Retardation as well as prematurity - the mother and kid are doing fine - that both survived is a testament to the skills of the doctor as well as the nursing staff and to top it all guess how much it cost LSCS + Incubator care = Rs 6700/- only. Can you believe it - who says that quality health care can not be provided at low cost.

The end of September was also a time to reflect and take stock of what had transpired in the past 6 months - a 6 monthly review of sorts - while our patient numbers are impressive (7202 patients from April, 113 Cataracts operated upon, 8 deliveries, including 2 LSCS, no Infant or Maternal deaths), the fact is that we are struggling financially.

A 100,000 rupees in the red, god knows where the money is going to come from. Also we desperately need money to build a waiting room for the patients - the trees providing the only cover at present. That is going to cost us another couple of lakhs. Anyone willing to help???

Bye one and all

Kartik