JSS works in providing and developing low-cost and effective health program in rural India. Dr. Raman and 5 other doctors from AIIMS relocated to serve in the remote villages of Chhattisgarh in 1996. He was a pediatric surgeon from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, a premier medical institution in India.
Since the last fifteen years, JSS has been providing health care services through a community health program. These are provided in a rural health center, which includes a hospital. The group also operate village outreach centers in three other villages that are not easily accessible.
- Remote regions of Central and Eastern India, where many indigenous people live are underdeveloped and backward.
- They and also are under distress due to displacement caused by developmental projects since India’s independence.
- These areas are also very difficult to reach, because of lack of transport and also because of an armed conflict which is present in those areas.
- The lack of development and accessibility contribute to the prevalence of bonded labor in the region.
- JSS aims to impact not only the lives of the individual patients in rural Bilaspur, but the lives of poor and marginalized peoples living in remote settings throughout India.
- Poor diagnosis: While there may be attempts made to diagnose leprosy, the illness is still under
Comprehensive Care Programs that include:
- Correct and complete diagnosis including lab care
- Appropriate treatment with steroid and other anti-inflammatory agents, and for
the duration of 1 to 2 years depending on the type of diagnoses.
- Appropriate care for lepra reactions, Ulcer and anesthetic sites care, and other preventive care.
- Ensuring referral to appropriate specialized institutions in the region for the
leprosy patients who need surgical intervention.