‘Niramay’ (Charitable Dispensary)
Medical Service UNIT (NIRAMAY): Swami Vivekananda, the idol of the Youths has time and again reminded, “Build up your health. Do not dwell in silence upon your sorrows. Consciously or unconsciously, health can be transmitted. A very strong man, living with a weak man, will make him a little stronger, whether he knows it or not. The one who actually succeeds in making himself believe that he is having a good time is the man of splendid physical health. As long as the body lives, there must be strength in the body, strength in the mind, [and strength] in the hand…” With the aim of empowering people to have good health, The Medical Service Unit of the Viveknagar Centre viz. ‘Niramay’ was established in 1996. This unit provides out door treatment and medicines. Services are rendered among the populace of the localities as well as the students through the following units and Depts. viz. General Medicines, Pediatric, Gynecology, Skin, Eye, ENT, Orthopedics, Dental, X-Ray, ECG.
The services are regularly supervised by experienced Doctors, and para-medical Staff. A group of visiting Doctors are regularly rendering services. There are independent units of Homeopathy & Ayurveda as well in the said Niramay Complex. A number of 13,000 patients are treated in a year through this Medical Service Unit. Whenever it is felt necessary, the boys are treated for their illnesses and injuries or any emergency situation. Apart from serving the local people and the students, the dispensary also provides free treatment and medicines to the staff as well as their family members.
The unit is run in collaboration with State NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) Authorities under Tripura Health Services, Govt. of Tripura since November 2008. Before that we conducted the same on our own to cover the remote places of the whole state of Tripura from April 2006 to October 2008. Before April 2006 we conducted the Mobile Medical Unit exclusively in the Tribal Areas of West Tripura District under the shared scheme of Tribal Development Division of Govt. Of India, which started from 1998. The Mobile Medical Unit (Allopathic) is conducted with a view to taking the health care services to the remote un-served / under-served areas where the under-privileged Tribal and Non-Tribal patients are living.
Mobile Medical Unit (Homeopathic)
We are running one free Mobile Medical Unit (Allopathic) covering three Gram Panchayats, viz. Dukli, Modhuban and Hapania Gram Panchayats under Dukli RD Block. All the above three Panchayets are located within the periphery of 5/6 kms of our Viveknagar Centre. The intervention has been conducted in collaboration with the Department of AYUSH (Ayurved, Yoga & Naturapathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), Govt. of India till 31 July 29, 2011. Now we are running the intervention of our own covering the same areas as indicated above. The under-privileged section of the villagers in large numbers are found very much eager to avail of free Homeopathic treatments and medicines from our unit.
Mobile Medical Unit (Allopathic)
We are running one free Mobile Medical Unit (Allopathic) covering the slum areas of Agartala Municipal Corporation in collaboration with State Health and Family Welfare Dept. and NUHMU (National Urban Health Mission). The Mobile Medical Unit operates two days a week.