Aims of S. B. Devi Charity Home
Basic medical Service
The first aim was to improve basic medical services for the poor people in a quarter of North Kolkata.
Basic services according to the “Primary Health Care” of WHO are provided.
The types of treatment offered are Allopathy, Homoeopathy and Ayurveda - which is the patient's choice. Physicians from each of these streams of medicine working together can learn from each other to enhance their own practice and the quality of comprehensive care for their patients.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is now a cliche. Our second aim takes the meaning of this proverb literally.
Preventative medicine was introduced so that people could become aware of ways to keep healthy. When someone is attacked by a disease, treatment is necessary. However, it is even more important to develop immunity so that a person's life will have a minimum of disease and the need for drugs will be less.
The third aim is the exchange of medical students. Physicians coming from economically disadvantaged communities in India want to provide the best service possible for their patients. Though they are competent doctors they lack experience in the advanced methods and techniques of developed countries. We support physicians who wish to achieve foreign specialised degrees.
European medical students are also given the chance to visit our country and work in government hospitals where they become familiar with tropical diseases and also get a good opportunity to study different cases which are rare where these students come from. They can also become aware of homoeopathy and ayurveda as it is practiced in India. This intercultural liaison results in a mutually beneficial relationship between S. B. Devi Charity Home and Calcutta Project Basel.
Studies and Research
The fourth aim is to conduct clinical studies for research purposes. This is an opportunity for gathering experiences and knowledge in different spheres of the medical field.
Medical professionals are also given the opportunity to manage projects under this venture.