Chief Administrator, Sivananda Rehabilitation Home
German Consul Christiane Cranshaw visited different wings of SRH, including the hospital-cum-rehabilitation centre for leprosy patients, rehabilitation home for tuberculosis and AIDS patients, orphanage for HIV positive children and general hospital.
Honorary secretary of SRH J. Vikramdev Rao took Ms. Cranshaw around the campus.
The German Consul earlier handed over a Maruti van and a mini goods transport vehicle funded by the Consulate for the leprosy home to Mr. Vikramdev Rao.
Explaining the activities of SRH since it was founded in 1958 by his mother Rani J. Kumudini Devi, Mr. Rao said it was unfortunate that funding for treatment of leprosy patients had come down drastically both from the government and overseas organisations like German Leprosy Relief Association (GLRA).
Chief administrator of SRH P. Hrishikesh, said that they had about 450 inmates in the leprosy home and about 25 out-patients come for check-up and treatment everyday. The home had a 200-bed referral hospital with facilities like physiotherapy, reconstructive surgery, orthopaedic workshop, x-ray and clinical sections. Though the Government of India had declared in 2005 that leprosy was eradicated, the incidence of the disease was on the rise again. The incidence of leprosy in slums of Hyderabad (15-lakh population) in 1978 was 90.3 per 10,000, but it was brought down to 0.67 by 2003 by SRH, he explained. However, lack of early detection due to the disbanded national programme had led to increase in the incidence to about 10 now, though exact statistics were not available in the absence of any survey since 2005.
(Press Note about the occasion)
About Newman's Own Foundation
Sivananda Center Hyderabad is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $ 2500 from Newman's Own Foundation in support of Orphanage for HIV children.
Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman's Own Foundation donates all net royalties and profits after taxes from the sale of Newman's Own products to charity. To date, Paul Newman and Newman's Own foundation have given over $ 285 million to thousands of charities around the world. For more information, visit www.newmansownfoundation.org
Hyderabad: HSBC Global Resourcing as a part of its overall Corporate Social Responsibility initiative has pledged USD 25,000 towards the support for 24 orphaned children suffering from HIV/AIDS. These children are a part of Sivananda Rehabilitation Home (SRH), an organisation based in Hyderabad, which works to restore health, hope and dignity to people affected by Leprosy, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. (Press Note about the occasion)
DPMR (Disability Prevention & Medical Rehabilitation ) Plan:
In the 11th Five Year Plan commencing from April 2007, the Government of India has identified SRH as one of the NGO’s to undertake DPMR (Disability Prevention & Medical Rehabilitation ) Plan activities in 7 Districts of Andhra Pradesh. These districts are Hyderabad Urban, Ranga Reddy, Mahaboobnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, Adilabad and West Godavari. Under this programme patients requiring reconstructive surgery will be treated, with the emphasis being on young patients and those who may lose their jobs because of the disability.
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