The health of people infringe forest villages is in a precarious situation. The traditional systems of medicine are in decline due to different economic and cultural reasons. But modern medicine as it is being practiced is not meeting the health needs of the rural population, especially those areas which are underserved, unserved and geographically challenged viz. Sunderbans making them economically and socially backward sections. This is largely because of high cost and inaccessibility of services.
Sunderban is such area where people have far worse health indicators than the general population. Most people in the fringe forest villages live in remote rural hamlets where illiteracy, trying physical environments, malnutrition, inadequate access to potable water, and lack of personal hygiene and sanitation make them more vulnerable to disease.
SHIS with support from Sunderban Tiger Reserve, Government of West Bengal through efforts to bring health care to the poor through outreach camps with sufficiently equipped with drugs and medical supplies along with qualified Doctor and trained Paramedical staff.
Focused is now given in four major areas under the Sunderban Tiger Reserve, namely Rajat Jubilee, Samsernagar, Bali Nature Club and Amlamethi.