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1979
The first Health survey among bidi rollers of different markets at Bhangar by M. A. Wohab together with Brother Gaston, Sabitri Pal, Lucy and others.
1980
Establishment of a clinic along with pathological services in a tea shop converted for the purpose at Bhangar.
1981
Establishment of its two branches, one at Bhagawanpur and the other at Bodra both at Bhangar. Digging of deep tubewells for drinking water at Bhogali - II and other Gram Panchayats of Bhangar. During a severe storm at Jharkhali, committed volunteers of SHIS carried out relief work alongside Seva Sangha Samity.
1982
Spread of clinical aid among the Т. B. patients of neighboring areas beyond Bhangar. The society was given its present name by our spiritual leader Br. Gaston.
1983
The registration of the Samity and the assumption of its independent status with the objective of improving the education, health, residence and socio-economic standards of the people of the locality. John Victor Pradhan inaugurated the present complex of SHIS and Bhangar Clinic which was named after Late Buddhadev Mishra, a well wisher of SHIS. 1986: The year of the first visit by Dominique Lapierre to SHIS.
1987
Started medical treatment and pathological tests of general patients. Sank tube wells for drinking water in different Panchayat areas.Started receiving Anti Т. B. drugs from the Centeral Govt. Started X-ray at Bhangar Clinic with adequate help from Dominique Lapierre. Opening of Basanti Mobile Clinic. Tata Trust donated an ambulance. Dr. Zeacoumar Chanemougame helped SHIS in the long-term treatment procedure of ТВ patients, which was of 18 months' duration. 1988: Commencement of the pathology unit of the Basanti Mobile Project. Construction of huts for the cyclone-affected T.B. Patients. The Basant iRikshawpullers' Association donated a room to run the ТВ clinic at Basanti.
1991
One hundred and ninety two low cost sanitation units and 10 tube wells installed at Bhangar. 1992: Full Sanitation in Bhumru with installation of200 low cost sanitation units and installation of 10 tube wells.
1993
Distribution of Smokeless Chullas in collaboration with 'Jay Prakash Institute of Social Change' among about 1500 ТВ patients.
1996
The biggest achievement of SHIS was establishment of the Haroa ТВ Clinic at Peara. The Deaf & Dumb School established in 1996 in response to the need for rehabilitation of the hearing- impaired children at Bhangar and other parts of the Sunderbans.
1997
Inauguration of a Floating Boat Dispensary fully equipped with X-ray machine, pathological laboratory and wireless communication, by Dominique Lapierre to serve the sick in the Sunderban Islands. It was initiated by Holland-based Mersion Group on its 100th anniversary in 1996. SHIS - Ashadeep, the micro-credit and thrift venture of SHIS, started in the form of Self Help Group (SHG). The Medicinal Plant programme and Bio-Technology unit had their start during this year.
1998 Another Mobile Boat Dispensary donated by Dominique Lapierre.
1999
In March, SHIS launched prestigious Mobile Health Care Services (MHCS) in South 24 Parganas in collaboration with Health System Development Project - II, Govt, of West Bengal. Modernization of Madrasa education programme launched in 25 villages in Bhangar I & II Blocks to make such education more relevant to the modern times. His Excellency the Governor (Ex), Dr. A. R. Kidwai laid the foundation stone of SHIS Shishu Bikash Academy, aimed at imparting quality education at affordable cost to the poor students of the region on 25th of April.
2000 The first SHIS Sanitary Mart Project launched at Bhangar.
2001
Steps taken to bring the 44 social offenders (dacoits) into the mainstream of the society through SHIS - Ashadeep. Dominique Lapierre inaugurated the programme by freeing 21 pigeons on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of SHIS. Mobile Health Care Services (MHCS) launched for South 24 Parganas.
2002
Government-NGO collaboration initiated with Govt, of India in the form of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) for 4 ТВ Units in North 24 Parganas. New wings of SHIS started in North Bengal, specially in the forest region of Jalpaiguri and Coocbehar, with General Clinic and Diagnostic facilities, mainly to control malaria in collaboration with Forest Department, Govt, of West Bengal. In September in collaboration with CARE - West Bengal, SHIS started Community-Based Direct Observation Treatments (CB-DOTs) in three treatment units (TUs) in Malda, Murshidabad and South 24 Parganas.
2003
Relief was given to 20000 persons affected by closure of five tea estates in Kalchini, Kumargram and Dhupguri Blocks in Jalpaiguri District. Three TUs for South 24 Parganas was handed over to SHIS under the RNTCP.
2004
Inauguration of Mini Hospital named SHIS Basanti Seva Kendra, on 11th of March. SHIS Girls Academy started to fill up the gap of quality education for the deprived girl child, as an extended part of Girl and Child focused education programme. In December, Dominique Lapierre received Sunderbans Seva Award, for his relentless pursuit to render social services. SHIS joined relief operation, as soon as the news spread regarding Tsunami affected areas in Tamil Nadu and the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
2005
Second phase of CB-DOTs programme started in collaboration with CARE-West Bengal in four TUs under Nadia, South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas.
2006
On 15th April SHIS inaugurated its Malda Centre. SHIS Kandaran Project was also started to control Kala-Azar with support from Irish Aid. SHIS - Dominique Lapierre Colony construction programme started for 60 families for the flood-affected people living beside the Phulahar River in Malda district. Emergency relief programme as well as reconstruction of houses undertaken for 100 families who lost everything in a fire at Chapra in Nadia District. SHIS received the prestigious recognition from West Bengal Aids Prevention Control Society as well as permission to establish Voluntary Council and Testing Centre (VCTC) along with STD clinic. Extension of Mobile Boat Dispensary service of SHIS at Kultali Block in South 24 Parganas. SHIS Shishu Bikash Academy received recognition as a Junior High School upto Class - VIII under West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. SHIS got the necessary Drug License to start herbal medicine production under SHIS Herbal Medicinal project. SHIS received the assignment of Communication Facilitator Project, for eight Districts under RNTCP.
2007
Reproductive & Child Health Project approved for Kultali, Kakdwip, Patharpratima and Namkhana blocks as an innovative RCH programme by Health & Family Welfare Dept., Govt, of West Bengal. Permission received to start ICTC centre and Community Health Training programme. Mr. M. A. Wohab, Director of SHIS received the Godfrey Philips Lifetime Achievement Award from Shri P. R. Das Munshi, the then Honourable MIC, Information and Broadcasting, Govt, of India, in New Delhi.
2008
SHIS started its Institutional Delivery Centre at Bayermari - II and Nazat - I in North 24 Parganas along with Rakhalpur under Patharpratima Block and the SHIS headquarters (Ayushmati) in South 24 Parganas. In the field of Civil Society Support Programme for West Bengal, SHIS with support from DFID-PRIA, implemented the programme for the first time in Murshidabad District. SHIS was included in the coveted National Tuberculosis Consortium (NTC) programme where giants like World Vision, CARE, ADRA, GLRA, LEPRA, TB-ALERT were among the few to bid for Global Fund through Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). In this very field SHIS started its Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) programme for Kolkata, Nadia and South 24 Parganas District with support from USAID/World Vision.
2009
In the relentless fight against tuberculosis, SHIS with support from CARE, started "Initiative to Manage People-Centred Alliance in Control of Tuberculosis" (IMPACT) in Malda & Murshidabad. Ms. Sabitri Pal and Mr. M. A. Wohab, received the prestigious "Unsung Heroes of Compassion, 2009" award from His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Ritz Carlton Hotel, in San Francisco, USA.
2010
Proposals were mooted to run Global Fund Round 9 Project in additional districts of Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar & Murshidabad along with the existing ones. Sight Savers International entrusted us to run comprehensive Kolkata Urban Slum Eye Care Project. With the aim of global marketing of Herbal medicine, Director of SHIS went to attend Millennium Development Goal Summit at Seoul, South Korea. SHIS came to an arrangement with Medipeace Foundation, after Mr. Mukul Hasan of SHIS gave a presentation at Seoul on the subject. Thereafter six high officials from that country visited SHIS to pursue the matter. COFA fund under Samsung Copion Financial AID Programme, was released for girls education (at Girls Academy) and for providing hearing aids for students of SHIS Deaf & Dumb School.
2011
Kolkata Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Project launched to provide eye care services and arrange cataract operations for prevention of avoidable blindness for slum dwellers of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
2012
Mr. M. A. Wohab and Ms. Sabitri Pal received 24 GhantaAnanyaaSanmaan for their service before self for development of the community for three decades.Winning the Bid for Mobile Medical Unit under NRHM and Launching of Mobile Medical Unit from the month of August.
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