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About Dr. Binayak Sen

binayaksen Who is Dr. Binayak Sen? Dr. Binayak Sen is a very well-known person and highly respected both in Chhattisgarh and elsewhere. As a medical doctor, Dr Sen has been actively involved in reaching health care to the poorest people as well as monitoring the health and nutrition status of the people of Chhattisgarh. Dr Sen helped to set up the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha’s Shaheed Hospital, a pioneering effort to effort to set up a health programme and hospital owned and operated by a workers’ organization for the benefit of the common people Besides being actively associated with the Shaheed Hospital, Dr Sen is a respected member of Jan Swasthya Sahyog which is committed to developing a low-cost, effective, community health programme in the tribal and rural areas of Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. He was also a member of the state advisory committee set up to pilot the community-based health worker programme across Chhattisgarh that later became well known as the Mitanin programme. He also gives his services to a weekly clinic in a tribal community in Dhamtari district. As General Secretary of the Chhattisgarh PUCL, he has helped to organize numerous fact-finding campaigns into human rights violations in the state including custody deaths, fake encounters, hunger deaths, dysentery epidemics, malnutrition, and other similar violations.

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In recent times Dr. Sen has worked intensively to bring large-scale oppression and malgovernance within the so-called Salwa Judoom in Dantewara to national and international attention. Dr. Sen has regularly spoken to the local and national media on these issues. Dr. Sen has been contributing theoretical papers to books and journals on public health. He was the recipient in 2004 of the Paul Harrison award for lifetime work medical Care in the service of Humanity, an award given annually by the Christian Medical College Vellore to one of its alumni.

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