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Dream building 21st May 2018 Village Barog
About 10 stakeholders like village Pradahn, ASHA etc met for dream building. The best thing says Ramesh was that for the first time they want to do something for the village. After dream building action plan was made. They will celebrate NCD day on 15th June. They have divided duties- Health worker and AWW will organise the meeting in subcentre. Pradhan will distribute bananas and ASHA will invite people in the village to this meeting. The group has invited Rajinderji and Ramesh (they are the SALT facilitators) as special guests in the event. Roles are reversing! Well done facilitation team of Ramesh and Rajender!
Dream building exercise at Khatnol on 21st May, Mashobra block, Shimla
Facilitated by Arun and Virender
The day after dream building and self assessment, patients went to PHC (primary health centre) Jawaharnagar for check up and asked Virender and Arun to accompany them. SALT facilitators and NGO Mamta Healthrise program staff Arun and Virender accompanied them and did the documentation in NPCDCS register. Arun says that they had counselled 2-3 of them many times but they had refused to go. What a turnaround ! 13 of them got tested for the 1st time in this PHC. It was the nearest PHC but patients preferred to go to Shimla. One of them has been diagnosed.
Arun says that this turnaround is because of SALT particularly dream building. We spent a lot of time on dream building, asking each group its dream, not hurrying through. After this asking people what will they do to achieve this dream. He said that after yesterday's meeting when the participants had said that they would go for testing with them. Arun did not take them seriously. He said he would meet them today morning. He got a bit late in arriving at the agreed point and he said that these women started calling him up and asking where he was. He said that these ladies had got some other women with them for testing. He said that he does not why but SALT and CLCP really works because people start realizing that it is for them and not for outsiders.
(Health Rise project by Mamta HIMC in Shimla Himachal, India on patient centered approach to diabetes and hypertension)
Supported by Abt Associates and Medtronic Foundation