1 Health Assistant, 3 Health Workers and 20 community volunteers organise 20 clinics each month. The health programme covers the whole of Sundarban Union.
The health workers provide monthly classes in each area covering the essentials of health and nutrition during pregnancy plus wider issues concerning family health.
Their materials have been specially developed within Chetonar Dak to make them relevant in the local context.
The nearest medical facilities are 30 minutes or more away. Regular ante-natal checkups help avoid emergencies in childbirth and post-natal care keeps children healthy.
Chetonar Dak's health team reaches the remote parts of the Union that other providers find too difficult to service, providing monthly clinics in 20 paras.
Children like this one are brought along for up to 2 years for regular checks and to ensure that immunisation programmes are met.
When they get to their nearest pre-school, they are automatically enrolled for regular check-ups by a local doctor.