Health Care Initiative

Since inception Banchbo has undertaken various general Health Awareness and Nutritional Program coupled with regular General & Specialized Health Checkup Camps in various remote locations of rural Bengal & as well as Kolkata & surrounding areas.

Health Check up Camps Initiative

Our Rural initiative includes

Nature of the camp

  • General Checkup
  • Special Checkup –Medicine, Chest, Cardio, Gynae, Child, Eye, Geriatric, Dental, Physiotherapy
  • Free Consultation
  • Free Medicines
  • Free ECG, Haemoglobin, Sugar tests
  • Special emphasis on Children,Women & Elderly group

Synopsis of some of our Previously organized Health camps (1999 – 2016 including AILA Relief Camps)

Covered State: West Bengal

South 24 Parganas:
Indranarayanpur (Pathar pratima),Srinarayanpur (Pathar pratima),K-Plot (Pathar pratima)*, Banasyamnagar (Pathar pratima)*, Paschim Surendranagar (Pathar pratima)*, Raidighi, Ghoramara,Sagar, Kakdweep, Gocharan, Usti, Kedulia, Samali, Harinavi.
*AILA affected areas.

North 24 Parganas:

Shirkabad, Bagmundi

West Midnapore:


Ballavpur Danga, Sonajhuri

Covered State: Jharkhand

Nature of Patients : Children, Pubertal Girl, Mother & Women, Geriatric age groups.

Average number of patients was around 150 to 300

Name of the Doctors attended the camps:
Dr. A.K.Roychowdhury : MRCP,FRCP.
Dr. Rama Guha : MBBS,DGO.
Dr. Anup Nandy : MBBS.
Dr. Dhires Kumar Chowdhury : MBBS,PGDGM
Dr. Soumen Rit : MBBS.
Dr. Arijit Das : MBBS.
Dr. Dhiraj Barman : MBBS, MS(PGT).
Dr. Kartick Nasipuri : MBBS.
Dr. Gautam Basu: MBBS,WBHS(Ex)
Dr. Amal Hedao: MDS
Dr. Anusua Das: BDS
Mr.Angshuman Ganguly: MPT
Nursing & Paramedical Team From BANCHBO & BSHSD

Special Eye Camp & Free Spectacles Providing Initiative Jointly With Shankar Netralaya, Kolkata


AREA: Sundarban

VENUE: Tetulia, Indranarayanpur, Patharpratima


Free Eye Check up
Free Vision/Cataract Screening
Free medications (Special cases)
Free Spectacles (Provided by MR.B.K.JALAN)
Free operation at Sankar Netralaya Hospital in Kolkata
Super Specialist from Sankar Netralaya
Optometrists Team

SPECIAL GUEST: MR.B.K.JALAN – Chairman, Sankar Netralaya, Kolkata & Renowned Industrialist along with family members.

Health Awareness

Awareness camps include public health related issues e.g. sanitation, hygiene, prevention of AIDS & STDs, mental health etc.

Several Health Awareness camps are organized on different health & hygiene related issues for underpriviledged rural & semi urban people.

Topic of Awareness:
Safe Pregnancy
Family Planning
Importance of Breast Feeding
Common Gynaecological Complications
Importance of Hygiene

Area Covered: West Bengal
Districts: South 24 Parganas – Several area of Pathar Pratima Block, Purulia – Bagmundi Paschim, Medinipur – Amlasole, Birbhum – Sonajhuri Palli

Geriatric Health Awareness and Check up Camps

Several Geriatric Health Awareness and Check up camps are organized throughout the year in active association with eminent pharmaceutical companies & medical institutes. Members of Banchbo healing touch & many local geriatric people including underpriviledged sector were benefited from these camps.

Our camp includes:
General and specialized health check up.
Free ECG and Pathological & Special Screening tests.
Awareness on important Geriatric diseases.
Free medicines for underprivileged people.

Health Awareness & Check up camps organized in previous years

Awareness on Hypertension & General checkup.
Awareness on Anemia & General checkup.
Awareness on Hyper acidity & General checkup.
Awareness on Urinary Problem / Prostate & General checkup.
Awareness on Nutrition in Geriatric age group & General checkup.
Awareness on Diabetes & General checkup.
Awareness on Osteoarthritis & Osteoporosis.
Awareness on Neuropathy Pain & Neuropathy Screen Test
Awareness on Vitamin D & Vitamin D Screening test.
Awareness on Mental Health & Mental Well Being

Doctors attended in our previous camps

Dr. A.K. Roy Chowdhury – Eminent Chest & Medicine Specialist.
Dr. Subrata Maitra – Eminent Critical Care & Geriatric Specialist.
Dr. Sudipta Kr. Sen – Eminent Medicine Specialist.
Prof.Dr.Debasis Basu – HOD,Neuromedicine,Medical College,Kolkata
Dr. Kousik Mazumdar – Eminent Geriatric Specialist.
Dr. Pooviah – Eminent Geriatric Specialist.
Dr. Tirthankar Bhattacharjee – Eminent Orthopedic.
Dr. Sudesh Saha – Eminent Orthopedic.
Dr.Ayan Roy – Eminent Orthopedic
Dr. Amitava Mukherjee – Chief Urologist, AMRI Hospital.
Dr.Indranil Saha – Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr.Shyamal Chakraborty – Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr.Rima Mukherjee – Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr.Prathama Chowdhury -Consultant Psychiatrist.
Dr.Pratik Dasgupta – Consultant Medicine & Cardiologist.
Dr. Rama Guha – Eminent Gynaecologist.
Dr. Arunava Roy – Eminent Physician.
Dr. Dhires Kumar Chowdhury – Eminent Elderly care Specialist.
Dr.Rivu Basu – Asst.Professor, R.G.Kar Medical College.
Dr. Anup Nandy – Eminent Physician.
Dr. Arijit Das – Eminent Physician.
Dr. Nilanjana Mazumder – Eminent Physician.
Dr. Sibaji Gupta – Eminent Homeopathy Physician.
Ms. Malabika Dutta – Eminent Nutritionist.
Ms.Vijay Agarwal – Chief Dietitian, AMRI Hospital.
Ms.Mrittika Ganguly – Nutritionist.

State Level Seminar On Mental Health

In the year 2002 Banchbo organized a State Level Seminar on Mental Health by active participation of eminent psychiatrist, eminent psychologist, organisation related with mental health (Anubhav, Life Line, Mentaid), social worker, media personalities at Khudiram Hall.

Documentary Film

Actively participated in documentary film making on Breast Cancer- “DISHA”(The Direction) produced by Breast Clinic Division of IPGME&R(SSKM Hospital) under supervision of Dr. Diptendra Sarkar (MS,FRCS), Incharge of Breast Clinic & role play by Dr. Dhires Kumar Chowdhury.

Training Workshop For Health Professionals With LSU Under Bengal Heritage Project:

Aim: Training of Health care personnel of Kolkata & remote areas by experts from UK & India about the application of Scientific & modern techniques related to health care management specially in Maternal & Child care & Elderly care.

Supported by: London Sharad Utsav

Technical Support by: Experts from Royal College of Gynaecology & UK based other reputed Universities.

First venture under this project:

A workshop was organised on 7th Feb.2017 at Auditorium of College of Nursing, Medical college, Kolkata  as a part of Mother & Child care initiative under the Bengal Heritage Project 2017 in association with College of Nursing ,Kolkata on the topic “Role of Nursing in Obstetric emergency & Neonatal Resuscitation. The main speaker was Dr. Sharmistha Guha, MRCOG, UK based renowned consultant Obstetrician &Gynaecologist associated with Royal College of Gynaecology.Principal of Medical College, Kolkata and eminent Obstetrician& Gynaecologist Professor Dr.Tapan Kumar Lahiri, Principal of college of Nursing, Medical college, Kolkata Professor Smt. Smriti Mani along with other distinguished Doctors from different fields and eminent personalities were graced the occasion. Around 150 final year students of M.Sc, B.Sc & B.Sc post basic nursing & Faculties College of Nursing Medical College, Kolkata enriched with the knowledge of workshop.

On the celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar


At Ballavpur Danga, Sonajhuri, Birbhum,West Bengal

Jointly with Santiniketan Ambedkar Buddhist Welfare Mission

Supported by: College of Nursing, Medical College, Kolkata

TYPE OF CAMP: General, Gynaecology, Cardio, Child & Geriatric

Free Consultation, Free Medicines, Free ECG & Basic Blood Tests, Awareness on Mother & Child care & Family Planning

Inception: 18th February, 2017

Health @ Second Innings – Exclusive Health Segment for Seniors

In association with U Turn channel – Eastern India’s First 24 X 7 Health & Life Style channel ( in Manthan Broad Connection)

Telecast Day: Every Wed & Saturday 10 am / 3 pm / 7 pm / 10 pm / 1 am