Oct 15, 2019

Prayers for having a shelter

The couple at their collasped house site.....
The couple at their collasped house site.....

Subaitha, a 43 year old women had the misfortune to be married to an interminable patient. She discovered about her husband’s condition only after her wedding. Yet, she did not disclose her situation to her family owing to their terrible financial status. Long before his marriage, Subaitha’s husband accidently fell from a tree and severely damaged his lower body. He lost the blood circulation ability to his lower half of his body. He doesn’t feel any sensations and his body turned numb below his waist. The couple have no children. Due to this tragic incident, he has no control over his urination. Right now he is assisted with a tube and a bag to pass urine. Following up to his tragedy, one day he injured his back due to fire accident and he was not even aware of it due to his inability to feel sensations. This wound has  had a deep impact and is yet to heal till date.

This unhealable wound requires dressing every day. The wound even if doesn’t heal, sometimes it gets worsen. Subaitha has been the only person in her husband’s life who cleans the wound every single day. The cost for them is around Rs 500/- per week. His walking ability has been affected quite drastically due to the presence of a wound on his lower hip. After medical enquiries, Doctors have suggested for an immediate operation, but are still unsure about a complete recovery. Subaitha, herself has got a weak heart condition and a tumour in her uterus. Due to this conditions, she is unable to work since three years. Daily life and expenses are hardly met, they are able to marginally survive due to the support and help of their neighbouring families. 

In 2018, during the tragic Kerala floods, their house was severely damaged. There was a temporary arrangement made to cover the roof with a flex sheet provided by the neighbours. Yet again in 2019, due to heavy rains, their entire house collapsed. They had to shift to a small cattle shed as a temporary home. The utmost need for a permanent shelter has become a dire necessity. Subaitha’s husband cannot live in a temporary shed without a toilet. Our team with a little help were able to build them a temporary toilet. Still their dream of living under a permanent roof and house can never be realised without others help and support. We plan to build a permanent house with the donations we get from global giving platform.

The cost of a 450 Sqft of house with toilet will cost us around USD 7000. The panchayat has not yet decided or planned to sanction a house for them in the near future. This is a very deserving case of flood-affected disaster recovery.

Lets give them a ray of hope towards sharing of Love to one another.

Let Everyone Live.

The couple in front of their shed...
The couple in front of their shed...
Temporary toilet during construction...
Temporary toilet during construction...

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Sep 27, 2019

"A report on Medical Camp at kasapura Village.

Program conducted by Government Homeopathy Hospital, Bangalore

 

The health checkup programme started at around 10:30am at health camp site in kasapura gate along with Dr. Joythimala, Lady Medical Officer, Dr. Shivaprakash, Assistant Professor in department of Anatomy, Dr. Amoghashree, Dr. Rashmi S and Dr. Krishnaveni 1st year postgraduates in community medicine, and members of project vision, along with the team from mahila Seva group.

General health checkup was done for people of kasapura. 446 people enrolled their names for camp for General Health checkup and  Free drugs were dispensed. Main complaints among the adult population were related to back pain and knee pain and were treated symptomatically.

All adults were screened for hypertension and follow up was done for the known hypertensives. Patients with altered findings and poor adherence to the old treatment were referred to higher centres for further need. Complaints regarding vision and other ophthalmic complaints were screened and treated by ophthalmologist. Students of Government School of class 1st to 4th also underwent General Health Checkup. Fr George and Fr Mario addressed the camp organiser regarding the need for rural healthcare and hygiene.

Dr. Joythimala, Lady medical officer, UHC gave talk to students of Government School. She gave talk to girls regarding menstruation and menstrual hygiene she gave talk to boys about general hygiene and substance abuse. Under the help of Mr. Venkatesh,  and Mrs Anthony the Community worker, went around the village informing about the health camp and brought them to the camp site along with members of project vision. The program was successfully conducted and the first service to the villagers were facilitated after the inauguration of the new campus.

Jul 1, 2019

Inaugurating the Eye Care Campus

Eye Care Campus
Eye Care Campus

The Deputy Chief Minister of India’s southern state of Karnataka, Dr. G. Parameshwara, inaugurated Project Vision Eye Care Campus at Arasapura, Tumkur district near Bengaluru on June 23, Sunday.

Inaugurating the novel initiative, Dr Parameswar said, “I have pledged my eyes. When I die, my eyes will not go to the soil. It will give sight to two blind persons”. He expressed the hope that more people would come forward to donate their eyes with Project Vision, an initiative of the Claretian Fathers working for eye donation and eye care. Visually challenged child prodigy Ms Fathima Anshi also joined the inaugural ceremony.

Fr Jacob Arackal, CMF, Provincial of the Bangalore Province of the Claretians leading a prayer session prior to the inauguration.

Dr Parameswar also inaugurated a Project Vision Eye Care Clinic at the campus to provide eye care services for the rural poor. He also flagged off the ambulance for the Project Vision outreach programme.

Through the Ambulance service, Project Vision has plans to provide eye care facilities for the villages in Korategere, Madugiri and Gauribidanur Taluks in Karnataka. Project Vision Eye Care Campus is situated at Kasapura Gate, Arasapura Panchayath, Korategere Taluk, Tumkur district, about 100 kilometres from Bangalore.

Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara flagging off the ambulance service

Dr Rakesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Tumkur District and Mr Vamshi, Superintendent of Police, also attended the programme. Hanumakka Rangaiah, Panchayat President, was also present at the inaugural function which was attended by people from villages around.

Project Vision was started in 2013 by Fr George Kannanthanam, a Claretian priest and a social worker to give sight to the blind and to help the blind persons to live a meaningful life. “The eye donation movement led by Project Vision in Bangalore has motivated about 500,000 persons to pledge to donate their eyes so far,” said Fr Kannanthanam. Sight has already been given to about 300 persons through corneal transplant.

“India has one third of the world’s 39 million blind population. Only 30,000 persons out of the nine million people, who died last year, donated their eyes. The motto of Project Vision is ‘Let Everyone See'”, added Fr Kannanthanam.



Fr Jacob Arackal, CMF, Provincial of the Bangalore
Fr Jacob Arackal, CMF, Provincial of the Bangalore
Karnataka Deputy CM Inaugurates the TPV Campus
Karnataka Deputy CM Inaugurates the TPV Campus
Deputy CM Dr. G Parameshhwara flagging  ambulance
Deputy CM Dr. G Parameshhwara flagging ambulance
Mrs Brigit Kannanthanam laying foundation stone
Mrs Brigit Kannanthanam laying foundation stone
 
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