Local government bodies become active & take action on health

Pachim Dhuli is one of the villages under Chaygaon circle under Kamrup district of Assam (India). It is near about 35 KM from Guwahati city. According to the record of AHSA worker there are 1040  people in the Village. The people are from Assamese general community.75% of the people depends for their livelihood on agriculture and animal rearing. Most of the people are educated in the village. There are Two Anganwadi centres, one LP school, one ME school and one high school in the village.

Dream Building date: 21-10-2017 Common dream of the village- During the time of dream building the dream of the people was complete immunization for their children & mothers, Safe drinking water, regular check up of pregnant mothers(ANC/PNC) and proper sanitation system(basically toilets) in the village.    

Action Plan date:  06-11-2017

Mothers now keep the immunization cards- Now they say that they have fulfilled the dream of complete immunization and regular check up of pregnant mothers by action plan. The VHSNC (Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee) and local SHG (Self help groups) after CLCP have become even more active and have played a significant role and provide full support for implementation of action plan.Earlier mothers did not see the value of immunization and used to keep the MCP card with ASHA. The VHSNC & SHG took action on to ensure that all mothers in the village kept the The Mother and Child Protection (MCP) cards with them. They created awareness among the villagers about the importance of complete immunization for the better and secure future of their children. 

ASHA: Labanya Thakuria,                               

AWW: Makan Nath

Application for better quality toilets- Next, the VHSNC and champion took action on to awareness generation among the villagers about the benefit and importance of proper sanitation facilities (Basically toilets). As part of Action plan for proper sanitation system, Sangita Talukdar, an active lady wrote an application to SBM authority or Circle officer against the poor construction of SBM toilets in the village with support of VHSNC and other village people.

Conclusion: I think when people in the village sat together, developed their common dream for their village, it motivated them to take action. SALT and CLCP provided them the way to do so. 

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