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Government Of Assam Health & Family Welfare National Health Mission

Boat Clinic

  • The islands of river Brahmaputra popularly known as chars or Sapori are among the most backward areas of the state, nearly six percent of Assam’s land is covered by these islands and a total of ten percent population of the state i.e. more than 30 lacs populace resides in those islands. These areas are frequently devastated by flood as results the health status of the people living in those areas are badly affected. There are more than 2000 villages in these char areas, where as a few health facility with little or no manpower, which are not sufficient enough to cover the entire population.

    The main threats to these islands is from frequent floods which play a role of the devastation of the communities residing in these islands, thus causing a major concern to the health status of the communities. Construction of permanent infrastructure and health facilities is one of the major challenges in these islands due to the recurring floods. The situation is even worsened by the fact that the people residing in these areas change their base every six months either due to erosion of the land or in search of livelihood generation. Keeping the challenge of defending the health indicators, the Govt initiated boat clinic service in the year, 2008 for the communities residing in these islands.

    NHM already providing health services to the communities residing in the remote river islands (Char/Saporis) of the River Brahmaputra in 13 (Thirteen) Districts of the State with 15 (Fifteen) Boat Clinic units. Fifteen (15) Boat Clinic units are operational at Dhubri, Barpeta, Nalbari, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Jorhat, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Kamrup District and one each additional units in Dhubri and Barpeta District. Boat clinics provided the health services including Reproductive and Child Care, Curative Care, Family Planning Services, Basic Laboratory Services etc.

    Performance of Boat Clinic:

    Sl.No

    Service details

    2008-09

    2009-10

    2010-11

    2011-12

    2012-13

    2013-14

    2014-15

    2015-16

    2016-17

    2017-18

    2018-19

    1

    Number of Camps

    988

     

    1867

    2159

    2776

    2582

    2894

    3061

    3350

    3339

    3218

    3470

    2

    No. of Patients treated under General Health Checkup

    90422

    141413

    174160

    225141

    200679

    200006

    210807

    240199

    246684

    221083

    233758

    3

    Routine Immunization

    7096

    20389

    22269

    24817

    21971

    24703

    25748

    27604

    28521

    27056

    31023

     

    4

    Ante Natal Care (ANC)

    3124

    6064

    8893

    14679

    11576

    15545

    15756

    16792

    17954

    15247

    19432

     

    5

    Post Natal Care (PNC)

    1012

    1206

    2400

    3499

    3355

    4223

    4636

    4463

    4534

    3938

    4745

     

    6

    Vitamin A

    1889

    7179

    8017

    11037

    11407

    10015

    9570

    14543

    15873

    22411

    26502

     

    7

    Special Vaccination

    1574

    1317

    2656

    6201

    669

    1663

    4333

    3519

    892

    7135

    27470

     

    8

    IPPI

    4883

    1672

    105

    56

    708

    1224

    763

    438

    2802

    4031

    926

     

    9

    IUCD adoption

     

     

     

    116

    58

    264

    171

    72

    101

    230

    362

     

    10

    Laparoscopy Sterilization

     

     

     

    240

    70

    121

    136

    232

    191

    107

    161

     

    11

    NSV

     

     

     

    7

    0

    0

    0

    1

    10

    7

     

    12

    Family Planning (CC/OCP)

    3555

    14030

    58947

    88913

    72039

    64273

    61631

    98680

    107714

    67650

    101448