DCMC Foundation was established to cater to the medical needs of people in rural India and other developing countries.
Update: April 16, 2005
This outpatient village dispensary at Ramkrishna Nagar was attended by two Physicians, Dr. K. K. Das and Dr. A. N. Bhattacharyya, a famous orthopedics from New Delhi. A number of patients visited the dispensary that day and consulted with the doctors.
Two significant improvements in the Dispensary were noticed on April 16. Newly installed electrical system, and a working Telephone. Thanks to Mr. Prasanta Choudhury of Karimganj for the complete electrical system including supplies and for complete painting of the interior and exterior of the building en-gratis as his contribution to the Dispensary. This is a sheer blessing to the villagers. When asked over phone as to what he would like in return, he replied "just love" and nothing else. Fortunately, there is plenty of that in this little village. The First Outpatient Village Dispensary built by DCMC Foundation in Ramkrishna Nagar (RK Nagar) opened its door to the Patients on September 14, 2004. Under the Supervision of Dr. K. K. Das the dispensary became fully functional now with plenty of water supply and sanitary facilities. "The number of patients are increasing everyday ..." according to Mr. Vivekananda Dutta, Principal Administrator of the facility.
Figure 1 Dr. K. K. Das with Patients at RK Nagar Village Dispensary, October 2004.
Photo: Kajal (white shirt and compounder), Hirok (with water bottle, Asst. Proj. Engineer), a local contractor (extreme right) and three painters sent by Mr. Prasanta Choudhury of Karimganj.
Photo: Goslings at Ramkrishna Nagar village.
Photo: On the left is Mr. Kajal Esh Choudhury, Compounder, and Manager of the RK Nagar Village Dispensary at work. (April 16) On the right is Dr. A. N. Bhattacharyya, Orthopedic from New Delhi, attending the Dispensary on April 16, 2005.
Aims and Ojectives
Aims and objectives of DCMC Foundation are:
To provide treatment facilities for the poor and needy in rural settings who do not have easy access to medical help.
To extend systematic and regular training on Medical Aid to the local people.
To educate healthcare professionals on safe environmental management practices for disposal of Medical wastes.
To genarate awareness in rural India and other developing countries about infectious diseases and their preventive measures.
To maintain close touch with Kumar K. Das Foundation, USA and the associated Hospitals (Sundari Mohan Seva Bhawan, Ramnagar, Silchar-788026 India) for exchange of medical information, resources, and new developments etc. throughout India and abroad.
To innovate new methods of emergency medical care and communication system.
Offices, Centers and Facilities
Surjaniketan Seva Sadan - A non-profit Dispensary at Ramkrishnanagar (RK Nagar), Assam, India
The following information on its official addresses are furnished below:
Kolkata, India (formerly Calcutta)
Center Director: Nikhilendu Dasgupta
Phone: 033-2514-0691 or 033-2514-1043
(Dutta Charitable Medical Centre)
352/3 M.B. Road, Birati, Kolkata 700051
Principal Administrator: Vivekananda Dutta
(Dutta Charitable Medical Centre)
c/o Mr. Vivekananda Dutta
Link Road, Lane No.3, Silchar 788006
Name, parentage/occupation and address of the directors/promoters:
Mr. Subijoy Dutta, Executive Director
1496 Harwell Ave., Crofton, MD 21114-2108
Email: subijoy at msn dot com
The website has a lot of details on the DCMC center in Ramakrishnanagar. We encourage you to take a look at that.
Robert Street, Principal, Training Coordinator
St. John School, White Hall, Shillong, Meghalaya 793014
Mr. Nikhilendu Dasgupta, Executive Director
Opposite F. Ali Shah Masjid
P.O. Bisharipara, 24 Parganas(N)
West Bengal 743276
Sucharit (Diplu) Dutta, Secretary
"Surjaniketan", 352/3 M. B. Road
Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal 700051
Email: duttag at godrej dot com
Vivekananda Dutta, Principal Administrator
Link Road, Lane No.3, Silchar, Assam 788006
Mr. Samarendra Kumar Dutta, Regional Director
Silchar, Assam 788005
Summary information pertaining to the plans and objectives of the foundation are furnished below:
In a trip to India, and Bangladesh (Nov 24, 1999-Jan 12, 2000), Mr. Subijoy Dutta of DCMC Foundation visited his native village, Ramkrishnanagar, in Cachar, Assam, India along with Dr. K. K. (Lakhsman) Das from Silchar.
Late Surja Kumar Dutta, grandfather of Subijoy Dutta, established their first settlement in India back in early 1940s at the two-acre hillock, which is the proposed permanent site for the DCMC Dispensary. This 2-acre plot is not accessible by vehicle. It is about half a mile away from the nearest access road. Temporarily, the DCMC Dispensary will be located at a nearby hillock, which is easily accessible by vehicle. During this visit a new venture was undertaken to build a Dispensary/Clinic there. After the building construction and necessary arrangements for a telephone connection is completed at this dispensary site, Dr. K.K. Das will make arrangements to man the dispensary with paramedics and nurses. Dr. Das is also planning to pay occasional visits to this satellite facility.
The primary objectives behind the DCMC Foundation is to provide medical assistance to the poor and needy people, mostly in rural India. DCMC plans to expand services to the rural areas of the neighboring countries, such as Bangladesh, and Nepal in future.
A tax-exempt/charitable foundation has been formed in Kolkata, by the name of Dutta Charitable Medical centre (DCMC) Foundation.
Patronage and Support
We appreciate the donations and support of the following individuals and organizations:
AK: Jim Hendershot
AR: Daryl Jackson, Coilwells, Inc.
CA: Raveen Arora, Rajeev Banerjee , Quality Foods, Arun & Sabita Biyani, and Manucher Adami
CO: Ken Brakken, Richard Dash, Humanity Foundation, Gary Huffman, Konad Krori, and Darrell Cornell
DC: Dorn C. McGrath, Institute for Urban Environmental Research, Lynly Schroeder, Baldev Sidhu, Tom Matthew, Amelia Acierto, Carrie Isaaco, Bonnie Robinson, Terri Stowe, Amar Singh, EPA-APAC, Ellen Spitalnik, Barbara Foster, and Marla Hendricksson.
FL: Bidhan Saha, Nandini Dasgupta, and Elmie Davis
GA: Kevin Armbrust
IL: Raj Rajaram, Tetratech EMI
MA: J.P. Bhat, Puja Niyogi
MD: Hiren Bhaduri, Alex Clem, Yamuna Foundation for Blue Water, Sumit Dutta, Tetrahedron, Inc., Marcel Joe Henry, Delegate Janet Greenip, Kadan Sau, Ranajit Pal, Apurba Bhattacharjee, Sunil Shukla, Sunanda Nag, and Sisir Dutta.
NC: Hilary Inyang
NJ: Sucheta and Prabir Ghosh, Runi Niyogi
NY: Kumar K. Das Foundation, Binghamton
PA: T.K. Dutta, Arun Dev, and S. Venkatacharya
TX: Nilanjan & Anuradha Dutta, Dallas
VA: Betsy Grim, Shyam Mathur and others
Calcutta: N. Dasgupta, Kamalendu Bhattacharjee, Rabi Bhattacharjee, and many others
Silchar: Vivekananda Dutta, Samarendra Dutta, Akhil Dey Purkayastha, K. K. Das, and many others
Duliajan: Abhijit & Anita Dam
Karimganj: Late Ranadhir Dey; Mr. Rakhal Dey, Engineer, Industry Dept, and others
New Delhi: D.K. Mital, Diplu Dutta, Pinak Pani Nath, Pratima Dasgupta, and many others
Shillong: Robert Street, Surojit and Meera Dutta
Ramkrishna (RK) Nagar: Gautam Purkayastha, and Monojeet Purkayastha and others.
Bikash Sharma, Narendra Bhattarai, and Raju Pal.
The heartfelt appreciation from the villagers of R.K. Nagar was conveyed to us for all the patrons and supporters of this medical oasis on Dec 6, 2000, when the foundation stone for the dispensary was laid.
Visiting Medical Professionals for Volunteer Service
The pristine setting of this remote village is a paradise for anyone who wants to gaze at the stars without distraction of any lights within miles. Handheld lantern and torch lights are the norms for a stroll at night except when the gracious glow of moon becomes the night light.
We welcome Doctors, Nurses, and other medical professionals to work under the guidance of Dr. K.K. Das at this outpatient dispensary on a volunteer basis as visiting professionals. Arrangements can be made by writing to us in Maryland or contacting Mr. Vivekananda Dutta in Silchar at the above contact phone number and address.
Note: All Blue Yamuna team members
are participating in the Yamuna Cleanup activities on their
personal time and contributing their personal funds. Not a single
volunteer of the Yamuna Foundation or ROW Foundation (Fed. Tax ID 26-062-3120 )is receiving any compensation,
rather they are paying towards the cause. They are conducting the
activities in compliance with applicable regulations (US 18
U.S.C. ? 207 , 5 CFR 2635, and others; India - IPC for Ethics)
in their respective countries. They are dedicated To Turn the
Yamuna Water Blue for the poor and needy who have no access to
municipal or bottled water.