Ekam in Chhattisgarh is a key milestone in our ‘Oneness’ journey. The Chhattisgarh story celebrates the success of a tripartite collaboration - the Government of Chhattisgarh, National Health Mission, UNICEF and Ekam. The project was for a period of 1 year starting from Oct 2014- Dec 15 with an initial target of 13 SNCUs. The partnership was a huge success resulting in the operation of 13 SNCUs. The agreement was extended for two more years and today, post evaluation, the project has been scaled up and EKAM supports 18 of the State’s SNCUs that run to full capacity.
The once high NMR and IMR rates have reduced drastically – although the war is not over yet and there is much to be done. This has been achieved through a holistic approach to improved quality of care in SNCUs, support in recruitment of nurses, training of SNCU staff, upkeep of equipment and an aggressive combat against infections via microbial surveillance. Leveraging technology, 24/7 monitoring of equipment upkeep has been possible using online software for Equipment maintenance which captures the data of breakdown call, preventive maintenance of engineers & downtime. To deal with high rate of infections, Ekam tied up with the Dept of Microbiology AIIMS Raipur
Volunteering is a great way to give back to society. At EKAM Foundation, you can contribute by volunteering your time, skills and ideas for any activity or cause that you feel closer to.
No child should be denied the right to health care, under any circumstance - this is the key mantra of Ekam.
Children requiring medical help need to be identified as soon as possible at home by the parents and outside (in the anganwadi centres/ schools/ sub - health centres/ through camps), and then they need to be assessed through a team of specialists to plan necessary interventions.