GLOBAL GRANTS COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Beneficiary community or institution
The entire city of Jodhpur which is the second biggest city in the biggest State (Rajasthan) of India with approximate population 2 million. Jodhpur being one of the biggest cities also acts as a medical hub for the western part of State of Rajasthan. A majority of the population is dependant on government hospitals for treatment.
Groups in the community that would receive a clear, direct, and immediate benefit from the project
A majority of the population of Jodhpur and nearby cities of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Pali etc. all of which are dependant on Jodhpur for medical facility in the event of any criticality, as private hospitals are too expensive and a majority of the population still trusts and can afford treatment in Government Hospital.
Beneficiaries' demographic information, if relevant to the project
With almost 75% of the total population still preferring the Government Hospitals, a major number of people will be benefited by the installation of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscope which is used for various diagnostic & therapeutic purposes of diseases related to stomach & intestine. The equipment will be donated to MDM government hospital in Jodhpur which provides medical services to people of Jodhpur and nearby districts since the past 29 years. The immediate beneficiaries will be people belonging to economically disadvantaged section of the society.
Who conducted the assessment? (check all that apply)
☑ Host sponsor members
☐ International sponsor members
☐ A cooperating organization
☐ Local government
☐ Other Click or tap here to enter text.
The need for having a Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscope has been felt for long, however with development of medical science there has been an urgent need of the same.
What methods did you use? (check all that apply)
☑ Community meeting
☐ Focus group
☐ Asset inventory
☐ Community mapping
☐ Other Click or tap here to enter text.
Who from the community participated in the assessment?
Team of doctors from the department of Gastroenterology alongwith a group of patients who were receiving treatment for ailments relating to Gastroenterology.
List the community needs you identified that your project would address.
1. By providing state of the art equipment it would address the concerns of the public and society.
2. Keeping pace with rapid advances in medical science and the same would also act as a life saver.
List any needs you identified that your project would not address.
1. Looking to the population size the number of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscope required is higher but, however 1 unit will be a good beginning.
List the community's assets, or strengths.
1. The community has a good number of philanthropist therefore a lot of small requirements are taken care of but this being financially a major project therefore Rotary Club of Jodhpur Midtown intends to take this up through Rotary Global Grant Project.
Considering the needs and assets you listed, explain how you determined the project's primary goal.
Gastroenterology is one of the heavily burdened branches of medicine having a lot of patients to be treated. Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscope will act as a boon for such patients in effective diagnosis and treatment of immediate beneficiaries which will be people belonging to economically disadvantaged section of the society.
How would your project's activities accomplish this goal?
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscope will provide accurate diagnosis of problems relating to Gastroenterology and thereby help the Doctors in providing effective treatment.
What challenges have prevented the community from accomplishing the project's goals?
The equipment Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscope costs approximately Rs. 20 lakhs. Since the government hospital is State funded it has been difficult to acquire the said equipment.
How is the community addressing these challenges now?
The Doctors through their past experience and with the available resources are providing the treatment. In lot of cases a number of critical patients have to referred to further major medical hubs which is both threat to the life and as well heavy financial burden on the pocket.
Why are the project's activities the best way to meet this community need?
Rotary Club of Jodhpur Midtown is dedicated to community service and has been working towards providing service to the society. The Club has taken up various projects in the past and has successfully completed them.