WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE

WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE

WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE

The Women’s Health Centre, known as Chetna Mahila Swasthya Kendra (CMSK), is located in the village of Koromtanr, Chandankiari. It was established to meet the long-

standing health care needs of poor rural women who previously had no access to quality health services.

The Women’s Health Centre, known as Chetna Mahila Swasthya Kendra (CMSK), is located in the village of Koromtanr, Chandankiari. It was established to meet the long-standing health care needs of poor rural women who previously had no access to quality health services.

The Women’s Health Centre, known as Chetna Mahila Swasthya Kendra (CMSK), is located in the village of Koromtanr, Chandankiari. It was established to meet the long-

standing health care needs of poor rural women who previously had no access to quality health services.

Health Care for Rural Women – by Rural Women

Health Care for Rural

Women – by Rural Women

CMSK believes that rural women’s health care should be mostly provided by rural women themselves. Our health care workers are primarily local women who have undergone extensive training facilitated by JCMB. They follow evidence-based protocols while integrating positive traditional practices.

CMSK believes that rural women’s health care should be mostly provided by rural women themselves. Our health care workers are primarily local women who have undergone extensive training facilitated by JCMB. They follow evidence-based protocols while integrating positive traditional practices.

Health Services at the Chetna Women’s Health Centre

Health Services at the Chetna

Women’s Health Centre

Facility Overview:

Facility Overview:

Facility Overview:

Facility Overview:

Facility Overview:

Facility Overview:

  • Indoor Facility: 20 beds, mainly for childbirth and pregnancy-related issues.

  • Births: Around 70 normal births each month, with a c-section rate of only 8%, much lower than nearby hospitals.

  • Operation theatre for planned surgeries such as cesareans.

  • Baby room mainly for preterm babies

Clinic Facilities:

Clinic Facilities:

Clinic Facilities:

Clinic Facilities:

Clinic Facilities:

Clinic Facilities:

  • Comprehensive Antenatal Care: Around 600 pregnant women come for regular check-ups each month.

  • Gynaecological Issues: Around 150 women seek help for infertility, menstrual issues, menopause, and other gynaecological problems each month.

  • Immunisation is provided by the government health workers every week to around 150 children each month.

  • Mental health treatment is provided to over a hundred patients each month

  • Ultrasonography clinic is held once a week for over a hundred women each month.

Other Services

Other Services

Other Services

Other Services

Other Services

Other Services

  • Laboratory which undertakes most of our lab investigations;

  • Pharmacy which stocks generic low cost drugs.

  • Canteen which provides meals for all indoor women and anyone else.


  • Laboratory which undertakes most of our lab investigations;

  • Pharmacy which stocks generic low

  • cost drugs.

  • Canteen which provides meals for all indoor women and anyone else.


Neonatal care in CMSK

Neonatal care in CMSK

Until 2020, Pre-term babies were usually sent to tertiary level hospitals in Bokaro. However most of these babies were taken home too early, usually due to poverty. For the last 4 years, with the support of doctors with experience of neonates, telemedicine advice from neonatologists and the training of our nursing team in neonatal care, we have been looking after most of our preterm babies here. 

Improving Neonatal Care

Improving Neonatal Care

Improving Neonatal Care

Improving Neonatal Care

Improving Neonatal Care

Improving Neonatal Care

  • Since 2020 the CMSK has transformed care for preterm babies with support from experienced obstetricians, paediatricians and neonatologists, both in-person and through telemedicine consultations.

  • Our nursing team underwent specialised training in neonatal care, enabling us to provide comprehensive support in the CMSK.

Positive Outcomes, Persistent Challenges

Positive Outcomes, Persistent Challenges

Positive Outcomes, Persistent Challenges

Positive Outcomes,

Persistent Challenges

Positive Outcomes, Persistent Challenges

Positive Outcomes, Persistent Challenges

  • Better Outcomes: Babies cared for in the CMSK show significantly improved outcomes compared to those referred to other facilities.

  • Challenges – Extended Care Needs: Babies born prematurely, especially those born between 28 to 32 weeks of gestation, often require extended stays of over two months in our facility. This is a huge financial burden on poor families – even though our bed charges are much below the market rate, and barely covers the cost of care.

Know more about Health Services

Know more about Health Services

Health Statistics

Join Us

Join Us

Join Us

Support our mission to provide quality health care for rural women.

Learn more about the Chetna Mahila Swasthya Kendra and how you can help.

Support our mission to provide quality health care for rural women.

Learn more about the Chetna Mahila Swasthya Kendra and how you can help.

Donate today to Support Medical Treatment for Vulnerable Families

Donate today to Support Medical Treatment for Vulnerable Families

Donate today to Support

Medical Treatment for

Vulnerable Families

Donate today to Support Medical

Treatment for Vulnerable Families

Despite providing highly subsidized care, poor families struggle to pay for specialised medical care.

To support a preterm baby in our baby room for 15 days, it costs ₹18,000/-

or a mother experiencing complications during childbirth, ₹10,000/- will ensure poor families do not sell their assets.

Despite providing highly subsidized care, poor families struggle to pay for specialised medical care.

To support a preterm baby in our baby room for 15 days, it costs ₹18,000/-

or a mother experiencing complications during childbirth, ₹10,000/- will ensure poor families do not sell their assets.

Despite providing highly subsidized care, poor families struggle to pay for specialised medical care.

To support a preterm baby in our baby room for 15 days, it costs ₹18,000/-

or a mother experiencing complications during childbirth, ₹10,000/- will ensure poor families do not sell their assets.

Despite providing highly subsidized care, poor families struggle to pay for specialised medical care. To support a preterm baby in our baby room for 15 days,

it costs ₹18,000/- or a mother experiencing complications during childbirth, ₹10,000/- will ensure poor families do not sell their assets.

Your support can save lives

Your support can save lives

Your support can save lives

Jan Chetna Manch BOKARO

Forum for people’s awareness

Chamrabad, Chandankiyari,

Bokaro, Jharkhand

828134, India

Contact number : +91-94311-28221

E-mail: janchetnamanch@rediffmail.com

©2024 by janchetnamanch

Jan Chetna Manch BOKARO

Forum for people’s awareness

Chamrabad, Chandankiyari,

Bokaro, Jharkhand

828134, India

Contact number : +91-94311-28221

E-mail: janchetnamanch@rediffmail.com

©2024 by janchetnamanch