An exemplary work of a dedicated MPHA from Nathavaram Mandal
Jaykumar embarked on his journey on June 1, 2003, at PHC Nathavaram and later
transitioned to PHC Gunupudi in 2016, where he continues his unwavering commitment
to this day. Recognized for his exceptional work ethic and profound grasp of health
parameters, Jaykumar operates with resolute dedication. He emerges as a dynamic
force in fieldwork, meticulously maintaining up-to-date records while extending a
comprehensive array of health services to his community.
His devotion leads him to visit every family within his jurisdiction fortnightly, diligently
enquiring about potential health concerns like fevers, diarrheal issues, and acute
infections. Responding with precision, he collects blood samples, initiates necessary
sprays, and organizes medical camps, embodying a symphony of proactive health
measures. Jaykumar doesn't stop at diagnosis—he follows up on Leprosy and TB
cases, ensuring consistent medication adherence.
In collaboration with a female Health worker, Jaykumar administers vaccines to
newborns and guarantees timely vaccinations for expecting mothers. He enhances
school immunization programs, elevating them to platforms for enhanced health
awareness. He raises consciousness on Vector-borne diseases, Diarrheal diseases,
sanitation practices, and Family planning methods. His advocacy extends to Maternal
and Child services, urging the community to embrace these vital resources.
Jaykumar's sphere of influence is profound i.e, he concentrates on addressing Anemia
within the Tribal villages of Nathavaram. Through nutrition education and insights into
danger signs, he uplifts the Hb status of numerous Pregnant women, Lactating women,
and Adolescents. Beyond his role in healthcare, he educates the community on the
significance of registering births and deaths, ensuring these life events are duly
Jaykumar's competence extends to offering treatments for minor ailments, providing first
aid in accident cases and emergencies, and directing cases that surpass his purview to
PHCs for timely management. Demonstrating his compassionate spirit, he allocates his
personal funds to support transportation for the needy, particularly those from interior
villages. Through innovative communication methods, he distills complex health
concepts into easily understandable insights, proving that he not only cares for the
community's well-being but also ensures that health education is accessible to all.