A CADRE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS IN MYSURU ON A MISSION TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION- INITIATIVE TO STRENGTHEN NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCD) CONTINUUM OF CARE BY KARNATAKA HEALTH PROMOTION TRUST (KHPT)
From being shy to a confident people’s person, Nagaratna, a CHW has come a long way. As a CHW she received many pieces of training to improve her communication skills. This has helped her to interact with the patients effectively. “The training was a blessing and now I can communicate better with my patients confidently. I am proud to be a CHW.”
One of our community members, Ravi, had a fall and then his life took a U-turn. Unable to get his BP checked at a local clinic, he was worried. But help was not far away; a CHW started visiting his house and checked his BP levels regularly.