Current Projects

Night Shelters

SMMSSS is working with the Homeless and maintains 5 temporary Night shelters at :-

  1. Chilla Village behind Fire Station;
  2. Opp. Metro Station Mayur Vihar Phase-1;
  3. Chilla Yamuna Khadar;
  4. Chand Cinema;
  5. Kalyanvas

and Permanent night shelters at

  1. BastiVikas Kendra Block No. 31 Trilokpuri Delhi-91;
  2. Mulla Colony;
  3. Gazipur (near-police Station).

Covers around 28,000 to 31,000 male beneficiaries  in East Delhi from December 2011 to the present and is a ongoing programme, with the support of the DUSIB (Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board) Delhi Government.

Mobile Helpline

Working with the Helpline for Women in Distress puts the individual face to face with certain stark realities of the society we live in and, the perpetual devious, multiple speak of its constituent members, functionaries of governance and above all, the mischievous, pre-planned practices of these systems which were put in place initially, to ensure that the vulnerable population had access to quick redressal. This last concept of, a quick redressal is now blowing in the desert of brutality, nepotism and corruption.

Indian society is feudalistic – patriarchal in the absolute sense of the word with KHAP and vigilantes’ justice ruling above the establishedjustice system of the country.

It is therefore not difficult to understand the reason behind the injustice meted out to children, women and the mentally or physically challenged in our country. All these three social segments have been stripped off their dignity, Right to liberty and freedom of choice.

As I cover my day-to-day work with 181 I am appalled by the arrogance of those perpetrating acts of violence and crime without any fear of the law enforcement agencies what-so-ever. Another very remarkable factor is that very rarely is the First Information Report (FIR) filed and, in the odd cases that an FIR is filed there is no action and, in the event of any action barely 5% cases end up with a nominal minimum conviction which, appears to the common more like a mockery of the common man.

In these columns you will find a regular report of cases which I feel have been willfully ignored, sidelined and or, misrepresented due to fear of violence and threats and pressure by the authorities themselves to affect a compromise. What I have failed to understand through the years is that why, I repeat why should the police be involved in achieving a compromise in acts of violence and intimidation which, deserve the attention of the law courts and, taken up to the Supreme Court in pursuit of justice.

It is my request to all readers and visitors to our website to please get back to me on issues you feel I have ignored. I am available for direct contact through this website

SMMSSS – PHC & Pathology Laboratory

This problem has been targeted because, the deprivation of the fundamental ‘Rights’ and ‘Entitlements’ of these underserved segments and the denial of one’s ‘Rights’ to one’s basic human dignity and self-esteem, is not considered an issue at all and is not a priority in government programmes.

This initiative was established in 2000 for the underserved social segments in this geographic location and has been fully functional over the past 17 years covering the J.J. slum areas, Chilla village, Dalupura, Trilokpuri, Kalyanpuri, Mullah Colony, Shashi Garden and other areas with SMMSSS resources.

Population Statistics


According to the 2011 census East Delhi has a population of 1,707,725, roughly equal to the nation of Gambia or the US state of Nebraska. This gives it a ranking of 284th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 26,683 inhabitants per square kilometre (69,110/sq mi)

The density of population is the highest in Asia creating severe space restrictions. Government facilities like schools, parks, public toilets, PHCs/dispensaries do exist but on account of either

  1. extreme poverty,
  2. poor planning,
  3. poor quality of services/personnel,
  4. ignorance and
  5. the very high number of users, way beyond the capability of the specific utility;

the challenges remain as formidable and defiant as ever.

The population break-up of East Delhi  reads:

The Population in 2011 was 1707725 as compared to 1463583, the population in 2001 and the density of population increasing to 26683 in 2011 from 22868 in 2001 per square kilometer.

The National Capital Territory of Delhi is the centre for a multitude of high profile commercial, political and supposedly development related activity supposedly, contributing to the country’s GDP in a big way.

However, poorly concealed behind this glamour, money and power politics is a vast population of the under-served suffering, unheard and hungry, with poor access to healthcare or even the basic human needs like sanitation, drinking water, housing, health or education.

India’s urban population has increased from 285 million in 2001 to 377 million (31%) in 2011.The percentage of assisted births was particularly low among the poorest quartile of urban populations in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar and Rajasthan.

Also, the government considers this migrant population as unauthorised squatters and therefore considers this population illegal/illegitimate denying to them their very basic Human Rights. While rural populations have limited access to some basic health services, the slum population are not just denied these facilities but are not even considered as deserving of such infrastructure while being totally unable to access the private medical facilities.

Specific Objectives of the Project

To train underprivileged youth through skill development training in selected market driven courses such as Computer Training, Training in Basic Electrical Circuits, Retail Marketing, Beauty & Wellness, Banking & Accounting, Hand Embroidery, Arts & Craft and other trades.
To ensure employment to underprivileged identified youth to assist them achieve financial independence through multiple versatile skills.
To help inculcate confidence and presentation skills by incorporating various aspects of communication medium and vehicles in all training programmes
To promote employment by identification and placement of these youth in relevant industry/ organizations/ market retail outlets.
To encourage them to access basic banking services and other social security benefits available to them through various schemes of the government of India, state-level and city-level social security and social assistance initiatives/ schemes.

Primary Health-care Center

Generating community demand for healthcare services

The more communities know about health-care services that are available, and those which are relevant to them, the more likely they are to seek such services.

Establishing public private partnerships to coordinate efforts 

NGOs/VOs emerge as an important support organisation in improving access to services for vulnerable and neglected sections of the urban population.

Translating Words into Action 

While urban health has been recognised by the government as a thrust area since implementation of the National Population Policy (NPP) 2000 and National Health Policy (NHP) 2002, actual progress has been slow. The Tenth Five-Year Plan (Planning Commission, 2002) and the Reproductive and Child Health Programme, Phase II (RCH II) clearly recognised the failure of the existing health delivery system in India’s urban areas to effectively address the health needs of vulnerable urban populations living in slums, informal settlements, construction sites, brick and lime kilns and other disadvantaged habitations.

Building the capacity of slum communities 

While each of these recommendations is important, it is crucial to enable urban slum/vulnerable communities to overcome negative attitudes of acceptance of deficiencies in the level of delivery of services and inability to demand their RightsSMMSSS ensures increased social cohesion that translates to establishing a sense of strength in the individual especially more so in the minds and behaviour of young girls and women.

The National Capital Territory of Delhi is the centre for a multitude of commercial and political activity supposedly contributing to the country’s GDP in a big way. But poorly concealed behind this glamour is a vast population of the under-served suffering, unheard and hungry, with poor access to healthcare or even the basic services like sanitation, drinking water, housing or education.

The Center is open to all without any discrimination and attended by a Lady Doctor who was the Medical Superintendent of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (better known as Willingdon Hospital)one of the oldest government hospitals in Delhi.

More than 20,000 people have benefited from this programme in the year 2015-16.

DOTS – Since 2004 with Sadik Masih

Sadik Masih Medical Social Servant Society (SMMSSS) acknowledges with all humility recognition and acclaim bestowed upon it by the State and Central government.

Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP)

Government of India TB Treatment & Care

SMMSSShas always been a party to the large-scale implementation of the Indian government’s Revised National TB Control Programmeinitiated in 1997.

The RNTCP was then expanded across India to cover the entire nation and redefined as RNTCP II, designed to consolidate the gains and initiate services to address TB/HIVMDR-TB and to extend RNTCP to the private sector.

RNTCP uses the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) strategy and reaches over a billion people in 632 districts/reporting units. Both diagnosis and treatment of TB are free. There is also, at least in theory, no waiting period for patients seeking treatment and TB drugs.

The initial objectives of the RNTCP in India were:

  • to achieve and maintain a TB treatment success rate of at least 85% among new sputum positive (NSP) patients
  • to achieve and maintain detection of at least 70% of the estimated new sputum positive people in the community

Sadik Masih Medical Social Servant Society (SMMSSS) was awarded for excellence in the treatment of Tuberculosis as also for topping the list of successful cases.

Skill Traning Zardozi Work

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