The project, generously funded by the Azim Premji Foundation, is focused on improving the overall health and well-being of homeless populations in four high-density areas within Patna City. The primary objectives are as follows:
Enhancing Knowledge and Hygiene Practices: This is achieved through small and peer group community meetings, street medicine initiatives, and community awareness programs. These activities aim to educate homeless individuals about essential health and hygiene practices.
Increased Access to Healthcare Services: The project seeks to provide proper and timely treatment for illnesses by offering street medicine services and facilitating referrals to government hospitals. This ensures that homeless individuals have improved access to essential healthcare services.
Enhanced Access to Mental Health Services: Another critical aspect of the project involves improving access to mental health services. This is achieved through counseling, referrals to government hospitals, supporting treatment completion, and conducting follow-ups.
These efforts are concentrated in four high-density pockets or hotspots within Patna Urban namely Pataliputra Station, Sabari Nagar, Prem Nagar, and Jalalpur Nahar.
By addressing these objectives, the project aims to reduce morbidity and mortality rates among homeless populations while enhancing their overall well-being, particularly in areas with high homeless density in Patna City.
Funder: Azim Premji Foundation
Coverage Area: Four hotspots in Patna urban
Thematic Area: Healthcare for Homeless Population