BANTRA  ST. THOMAS' HOME  WELFARE   SOCIETY

( Under Dioceses of Kolkata )

Regd. No. SO170904       W.B. Act XXVI of 1961

158, Belilious Road, Bantra, Howrah, 711 101

Howrah TB
Bantra St. Thomas' Home Welfare Society

Bringing people together and work collectively to end Tuberculosis in our area.

Howrah TB
Medal and certificate conferred to Mrs. Monika Naik in recognition of special services for tuberculosis patients by the President - Republic of Germany on 4th May2015.
Howrah TB
World TB Day Observation at BSTHWS on 27th March 2023.
Howrah TB
Sensitization of the local community doctors at BSTHWS under NTEP by our specialist Dr. Mita Roy (Sengupta) on 31st Dec. 2022.
Howrah TB
Covid-19 relief distribution among economically weaker and needy people of the local slums in Howrah during lockdown and all other phases in 2020-22.
Howrah TB
Covid-19 relief distribution among economically weaker and needy people of the local slums in Howrah during lockdown and all other phases in 2020-22.
Howrah TB
Mosquito nets and blanket distribution among poor and needy patients and migrant brick field workers in Howrah as a yearly activity for prevention of Dengue.
Howrah TB
Mosquito nets and blanket distribution among poor and needy patients and migrant brick field workers in Howrah as a yearly activity for prevention of Dengue.
Howrah TB
A compliment certificate conferred to staff By Chief Minister Mrs. Mamata Banerjee for helping in distribution of daily commodities during lockdown period.
Howrah TB
Doctors are in round during morning and evening times and attending an Indoor patient and checking x-ray plate in Outdoor department.
Howrah TB
Doctors are in round during morning and evening times and attending an Outdoor patient and checking x-ray plate in Outdoor department.
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Periodical discussion of medical staff with Government officials (STS & TBHB).
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Periodical patients’ provider meeting & TB awareness programme.

Overarching Goals

  • The overarching goal of Bantra St. Thomas Home Welfare Society (BSTHWS) is, that nobody in its catchment area dies of tuberculosis (TB). This is a realistic goal. Everything what is needed to achieve this goal is available: specialist doctors, free of charge tuberculosis medicine, infrastructure for patients (DOT-centers) in all parts of Howrah. If patients of our catchment area still die of tuberculosis, it must have organizational reasons. And this means that these deaths of tuberculosis are changeable.
  • Another closely related goal is that no person must live with irreversible organ damage after an episode of TB. There shall be no irreversibly damaged lung or spine or brain, or damage of other involved organs of the human body anymore. To achieve this goal, there must be good access of the population to affordable quality medical care, and it needs continuous attentiveness of all health care providers, be them nurses or doctors or administrative persons or social workers, to the possibility of tuberculosis when a patient turns up with his or her complaints.
  • And TB patients must be identified early in the course of the disease, before lungs so much damaged, that for the rest of their life, Ex-tuberculosis patients have shortness of breath when walking. To achieve this, patients with TB suspicion or with verified tuberculosis need to be referred to specialized centers of the respective part of the town without delay.
  • Only professional medical work will contribute to another goal of BSTHWS, that is to slowly revert the spread of tuberculosis germs in its catchment area, that do not respond to antibiotics anymore. So called multidrug-resistant germs are putting a terrible burden on tuberculosis patients and exert a lot of pressure on health care providers, too. These germs are result of insufficient tuberculosis treatments in the past, and it will take many years to crowd them out by exemplary medical and social work in the community.
  • Another goal of BSTHWS is that no family falls into poverty because a bread earning member has fallen sick with tuberculosis and cannot work, be it temporarily or permanently. To achieve this goal, it needs good social work.
  • This goal is close to another one: that no child drops out of school because an adult of the family has tuberculosis and cannot support the child anymore.
  • Another goal of BSTHWS is that no person is discriminated against because he or she has tuberculosis. Lack of solidarity from own family or neighbors, and requests to leave the house and go anywhere for the time of the disease, shall never put additional pressure to bear on for an already weakened TB patient.

A compliment certificate conferred to staff By Chief Minister Mrs. Mamata Banerjee for helping in distribution of daily commodities during lockdown period.

The yeomen service in the field of tuberculosis of BSTHWS was appreciated and acknowledged by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. Under the Ni-Kshay Mitra Central Govt. scheme 160 TB patients are offered nutritional food support for every day of a month.

On the occasion of fifty years Golden Jubilee celebration of India GLRA, Bantra St. Thomas’ Home Welfare Society was felicitated by a pluck for dedicated service in the field of tuberculosis.

Dr. Tovias Vogt Medical Coordinator of German Doctors e.V was conferred the prestigious certificate of "Vocational Excellence Award" by Rotary Club Kolkata for his valuable contribution in immunization for children


 
We are a passionate team driven by purpose and deeply committed to our mission.