Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Inauguration of Snehalaya's Hospital for HIV positive patients

Date: December, 21st, 2009

The inauguration of newly built wards for Snehalaya's hospital of HIV positive patients held on 21st, December 2009 by the auspicious hands of Dr. Mrunal Shete (Director, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Pune) and Dr. Madhav Munde (District Civil Surgeon, Ahmednagar). The renowned medical professionals, well-wishers of Snehalaya, staff of all projects and beneficiaries especially women in Prostitution, representatives of network of people living with HIV was present for the programme.

Snehalaya is running 20-bedded hospital since last two years exclusively for HIV positive patients. The patients from all over Ahmednagar district are coming to our hospital for reliable treatment on opportunistic infections as well as pretest and posttest counseling on HIV/AIDS and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections). The patient is being admitted in our hospital for 5 to 14 days, in this period the patient has to go under all the necessary tests, like CD4, sputum, HB etc. the trained counselors used to counsel them on the various topics like home based care, social stigma, STI, sexual life, harassment by the society, relatives etc. The Medical Officers in our hospital registers the patients for ART (Anti Retroviral Treatment) in ART Center in the Civil Hospital, where the patients can get the free medicines of HIV/AIDS. Additionally our Outreach Workers take care that patient should not discontinue the treatment.

Our hospital is getting overwhelming response and we did not have sufficient space to admit the patients in our hospital. This need made us to build new well equipped hospital for 20 more patients (10 male and 10 female). In this project the Netherlands based trust 'Stichting Geron' offered financial assistance for the construction of the hospital. Snehalaya is always grateful to Dr. Nicolas Nobel, Mrs. Annakoos, Mr. Bastian and Dr. Marlous Kortekaas of Stichting Geron for their kind help in the humanitarian work of Snehalaya. Snehalay has named this building as 'Dr. Nicolas Nobel Complex'.

Dr. Mrunal Shete appreciated the efforts of Snehalaya for treating the patients with HIV/AIDS without any kind of discrimination and congratulated Dr. Nilesh Parjane, (M.O. of Snehalaya's Spruha Community Care Center) and his team for selfless service. Dr. Munde assured to extend all kind of support to our hospital on behalf of Civil Hospital (Govt. Hospital in Ahmednagar). Dr. Ravindra Somani, renowned surgeon donated 22 cots and Dr. Nilesh Shelke donated 6 cots for patients at this juncture. Dr. Suhas Ghule, well-known radiologist and trustee of Snehalaya has given the vote of thanks.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Celebration of Independence Day with various programmes

Press Conference:
Various programmes were organized on the occasion of 63rd Independence Day of India. Mr. P.B. Sawant (Former Justice of Supreme Court of India and Ex. Chairman of the 'Press Council of India', presently he presides the 'Lokshasan Andolan', People's Movement against injustice in Maharashtra. He was invited for the programme of Annual Award Distribution Programme. He came one day before to observe the work being done by Snehalaya on 14th, August. The Ahmednagar Press Club invited to discuss with
him and organized the Press Conference on the same day more than 50 representative of renowned electronic and print media. He focused on the roles, responsibilities and power of media persons in the development of neglected and deprived people.

Flag hoisting:
Next Day on 15th, August 2009 in the morning at 8.30 am Mr. Sanjay Adhav, the Computer professional from Pune and Mr. Suwalal Shingavi hoisted the national flag. All the students and staff of Snehalaya were present for the programme. The representatives of students addressed the
other students and they gave information about sacrifice of several patriotic. Mr. Adhav also addressed the students and advised to concentrate
on the studies and be the toppers in the schools. The students demonstrated the skill of Judo and Karate in front of the hon. guests.

Inauguration of I.T. Center:
Snehalaya's new I. T. Center was inaugurated on the occasion of Independence Day at 9.30 am at 'Snehalaya's Center of Hope', Laxmi Karanja, Near Daily Samachar, Anandi Bazar, Ahmednagar.
The center will be beneficial for the most neglected section of the society i.e. the children of prostitutes, children from slums, children from other institutions in which they do not have facilities for computer training for their beneficiaries and unemployed youth. Snehalaya
is taking special efforts for the quality education of these students, this new set up of the well equipped Computer Training Center is ready by the financial support of Edelgive Foundation, Mumbai, Aadhar 4u, The Netherlands and Symantec Pune.

The center will be run under the guidance of expertise of Hope Foundation, Mumbai. The center will provide the course like Information Technology, M.S. Office, Desk Top Publishing, Personality Development and Spoken English to the students in a very nominal cost. The educational games will be available for the
children between 10 yrs. to 14 yrs. to be familiar with computer.

Annual Award Distribution Programme:
The important event on the same day was 'Annual Award Distribution Programme', Nine Awards has been distributed by Snehalaya to nine dedicated social worker i.e. Ms. Meghana Kale, Chaturang Pratishthan, Mr. Vasantrao Thakar, Sawali, Pune, Mr. Tushar Ranjankar, Ms. Rujuta Patil, Mr. Dinkar Vaidya, Mrs. Asha Shinde, Dr. Ajit Nawale, Ms. Sujata Dahiphale and Mr. Deelip Gunjal were awarded with Scroll of honor, Shawl, coconut and Rs. 5000 cash by the auspicious hands of Mr. Sawant, Mr. Kisanlal
Sarada, the well known industrialist and the social from Nashik, Mr. Vilasji Lamkhade, Sarpanch, Nimbalak Village, Mr. Mamasaheb Kaundinya and Mr. Suvalalji Shingavi. The prominent personalities from all over Maharashtra and Ahmednagar city were present for the programme.

Mr. Kisanlal Sarada has declared donation of Rs. 51,000 and Mr. Kaundinya has donated his new brand Indica Car faor Snehalaya's Snehankur Adoption Center. Mr. P.B. Sawant said in his speech that Snehalaya is really doing a pathfinding work for the socially neglected section of the society, and it's a responsibility of the other community members to enable this section to be in main stream.

Birthday Celebration: The children in Rehab. Center of Snehalaya used to celebrate the birthday commonly on 15th, August. The event has been leaded by the children only. They organized a fun fair and as well as cultural programmes. The delicious food was arranged. At the end of the programme they enjoyed the move 'LOC-Kargil' on this occasion.