SANITARY PROYECT - MCKINSEY
In 2014, McKinsey has granted funding of 3,000 euros for this project.
At the mouth of the Ganges (about 80 kilometers from Kolkata) sits a mangrove; an area where people live in very precarious conditions (no running water and little electricity) with a subsistence economy based on rice and small vegetable gardens for self-consumption.
There are two villages in this area, where the school is established- Jagnath Chok and Madhusodan Chok-that work with the Brother Xavier Raj. Amigos de Calcuta has begun a pilot project here to implement a dispensary- doctor (February 2012) that will serve the population of about 800-900 people (girls/boys under 18 years old).
The doctor has been settled in one of the classrooms with basic materials (two lockers, a scale, a desk, and a bed) and was given finances to complete nursing courses for 6 month.
Since July 2013 we have recruited an Indian general practitioner (Dr. Mondal) to fund all diagnostic dispensary users tests that are performed by prescription and treatments (which can not be satisfied by the material available at the clinic).