OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT US:
Q. How old is your organization?
A. Siva Shantha Mother and Child Health Centre is 29 years old. We started our inpatient care in 2011 and the project ‘3 months to 3 years’ has been running successfully for 5 years now.
Q. How many doctors do you have on rolls?
A. We have 6 doctors on roll
Q. How many out patients do you see every day?
A. About 60 to 80
Q. Is your service given only to pregnant mothers?
A. No. We treat men, women and children in our outpatient department. We admit not only pregnant women in our wards but all women and children.
Q. Do you have operation theatre facilities?
A. Yes, we have two fully equipped theatres one of them is a laparoscopic theatre.
Q. Do you help all the mothers who come for delivery?
A. There is a small percentage of patients who can afford to pay the total bill amount because our charges are very nominal.
Q. How do you select a mother for sponsorship?
A. When a patient registers with us, we collect the details of the patient and check the economic background. We post this information in our group and request for help. So by the time the mother comes for delivery, the sponsorship is ready.
Q. Do you start giving the mother free multi vitamins and other services only when she gets the sponsorship?
A. No. The free medication, subsidized consultation and all the programs start for the mother whether sponsored or not.
Q. Besides medical treatment what else do you offer these women?
A. When we find that a patient in depressed stage, we arrange for psychological counseling and arrange for moral support to be given to the patient.
Q. What are the special programs given to the pregnant woman?
A. The mothers are taught to relax their body and mind and a few simple movements and stretches are taught. Breathing exercise is also taught. We also offer Embryo therapy which is a special program to teach the women as well as their spouses, to communicate effectively with the baby in the womb, and is conducted every month from the 4th to 9th month. This helps in the right development of the fetus physically, mentally, psychologically and spiritually.
Q. Do you have any such programs after the delivery?
A. Yes. We teach the mothers simple exercises to bring their bodies to the original shap12We have a program called baby yoga where the mother is taught to spend quality time with the baby, with small movements for the baby. Both the mother and baby enjoy these sessions.
Q. Do you have the data of the mothers who have delivered here?
A. Yes, we have all the details of the mothers who have delivered here. Some of them have started coming back for their next delivery also.
Q. What are the services that you give a patient after delivery?
A. Post Natal Yoga
Baby Yoga for the baby
Heavily subsidized or free immunization
The immunization record is maintained for each baby. Even if the baby lives out of the city, the mother is called up the details are updated.
Free checkups each year for 3 years.