The Free Milk Distribution Scheme which was inaugurated on 1st May 2009, gained momentum in course of time when many poor children in the vicinity (age group of 2 to 6 years) and expectant/lactating mothers started taking the benefit of free milk distribution. The number of beneficiary children gradually increased. Two programs titled Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa and Vivekananda Swasthya Pariseva Prakalpa were also started two years ago. In the year under review, total of 200 children (120 boys and 80 girls) were benefitted by these programs. In addition to milk, nutrition in the form of snacks is also provided. Besides, some useful items like tooth brush, tooth paste, school uniforms, pens, exercise books, soaps etc. are also being given every month according to their needs. On some occasions, medical aid is also provided to them.

Relief Work

In the year 2018-19, a total of 864 litres of milk, 3115 kg rice, 1178 kg dal, 100 kg jaggery, and 577 kg cooking oil were given to needy TB patients at our Free TB Clinic at a cost of Rs 3,31,273. There were 5581 beneficiaries of this programme. 402 blankets were distributed to poor TB patients and other needy people.

Poor Feeding:
At several DOT centres, as many T.B. patients are poor and cannot afford a nutritious diet the centre provides them with milk, eggs, biscuits, and other food supplements. Select patients are also provided pecuniary aid for purchase of food supplements and for education of their children. Necessary food items like wheat flour, tea etc are distributed every month to poor T.B. patients.