2013 September 16 – 19: Dr. S. Ananth Reddy presented a paper on surgical procedures and two Poster Presentations at the 18th International Leprosy Congress held in Brussels, Belgium.

2013 August 17: Presentation of Award to SRH by Indian Development Foundation. Dr. Thirupathi Reddy, Chief Administrator accepted the Award on behalf of SRH.




2013 July 1: Inauguration of the Kumudini Devi Hospice, by Pain Relief & Palliative Care Society. In April 2013, PRPCS - MNJ Institute of Oncology & Regional Cancer Centre, Hyderabad (Pain Relief & Palliative Care Society) and SRH signed a Memorandum of Understanding for running the PRPCS project on the premises of SRH.

2013 April 26: At an Investiture Ceremony arranged by the German Embassy on the SRH campus in Hyderabad, H.E. the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Michael Steiner bestowed the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany upon Dr. August Otto Beine, Chief Medical Officer, SRH.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steiner said, ''It is a distinguished honour for me to award the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to you, Dr. Beine. This is one of the highest awards of Germany and only few receive it. People, who excel in their contribution to the society. Your destiny brought you from Dortmund, Germany, to Hyderabad, India. You asked to receive the award in your home, the place where you belong: the Sivananda Rehabilitation Home. I am humbled to be guest at your home, the rehabilitation home you helped shaping and expanding over the past decades............ Deep in our heart we all would wish to be able to serve the society in such a dedicated manner as you do. But if we are honest, we'd admit, we aren't able to do it. Like you. Lifelong work. On the grass root level, under most dire circumstances........You both embarrass and encourage us. You embarrass us because we don't match your dedication. You encourage us because you are the proof that livelong dedication if possible. It is now my honour, to whole heartedly bestow upon you, Dr. August Beine, on behalf of the Federal President of Germany, the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.''
(Press Note about the occasion)

2013 March 31: The Adult Care and Support was closed down as the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) has decide to stop all funding to HIV AIDs projects in the country. The project was opened in April 2006 and has catered to over 8500 Out Patients and 3500 In Patients over the last seven years.
Funding for the Children’s Care & Support Home has also been withdrawn, but SRH has decided to continue running the Home. An Appeal for donations has been sent out and the response has been favourable. We thank all the people who have generously supported this initiative. We continue to look for funding and have applied to various agencies for grants.

2012-2013: SRH has provided 700 garbage Rickshaws to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation over the last year.





2013 February 12: Mr.Burkard Kömm, CEO and Ms.Gudrun Widersperg from Deutsche Lepra-und Tuberkulosehilfe Project Department GLRA, Wuerzburg, Germany accompanied by GLRA-India officials, Mr.J.Ravichandran, CEO and Dr.Srinivasan visited to see inspect the leprosy & tuberculosis programme carried out by SRH successfully with their financial support and other activities carried out by the SRH. Ms. N. P. Sen, Mr.J.Vikramdev Rao & Ms. Meera Rao received the visitors. They were highly impressed by the work.

2012 October: A group of four young women from the UK, Joicy Jeffery, Jasmine Pitt, Bibsi Haywill and Zoe Kennedy, spent time at the Children’s home, teaching them art and story writing. They organized an animation workshop for 8 talented and artistically inclined children. Two short animated films made by these children were screened for a very appreciative audience comprising the staff and children of SRH.

2012 September 24: Ms.Katherine Dhanani, the US. Consulate General, Hyderabad visited SRH and was impressed by the work done here. She wrote…. '' how one family has chosen to give hope, dignity and a better life to those who are affected by stigmatized diseases. A great example to all of us.''



2012 July 01: To commemorate the birth centenary of the Founder, Rani Kumudini Devi, the new Out Patient Block of the Ramdevrao Hospital was inaugurated by Mr. Krishna Babu, IAS, Commisioner, GHMC. On 23 January 2011, Dr. P. V. Ramesh, IAS, Chief Secretary Health, Government of Andhra Pradesh, had laid the Foundation Stone for the new Block.
The not-for –profit hospital has been upgraded to a 70 beds facility. It has 3 fully equipped Operation Theaters, an ICU, Paediatric ICU, NICU, Digital X-Ray, Laboratory, Sonography, Dental Surgery, Physiotherapy etc. A 12 Bed Dialysis Unit is being run by the Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Foundation Trust. Dialysis is being provided at a subsidized rate of Rs. 400/-.

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