12 years boy in progression at Hyderabad care home
By dr neelima atal mohanty | head communications
The boy, aged 12yrs and weighing about 14kgs was given admission at DESIE institutional care home in 2015. He was brought to our care home by his father's younger brother when he came to know about DESIRE Society. The boy lost both the parents due to AIDS and unfortunately he is also suffering with HIV. He was literally under weight and had opportunistic infections (OIs) because of low immunity.
After intervention, it was found that he has never been to school .He used to pick his food from streets as his uncle's family is reluctant to support this boy due to stigma associated with this virus in the society. He was enrolled for education in beginning at campus schooling [ L.K.G]. DESIRE Society took special care for his psychological , physical needs and helped him by providing medical treatment and counseling. The special diet has given him chance of better living conditions.
He is actively involved in yoga sessions and indoor games. He takes interest in nurturing younger children of basic routine works to be accomplished.
Now, at this time juncture the boy has gained weight up to 22kgs with a stable health. He is able to attend school regularly [ outside private schooling at IDA Bollaram] and performing well in education. He has dream of becoming police officer and we want him to achieve his goals.
We at DESIRE Society is committed to provide our best to serve this boy and giving a hope of future life with quality and dignity.
Baby Shravaniis 6years old and her family belongs to Raigad District in Maharashtra, India. Her father used to work as a peon in a commercial factory. When her father found himself being a HIV positive patient, he did not disclose his status to anyone except his wife.His wife was already pregnant by that time and later tested to be HIV positive.
Due to fear of discrimination from the community, Shravani’s father made his wife also not to disclose their status to anyone in the village.This fear has made him to get delivery of his wife at village home itself.
The ignorance and fear of this dreadful disease made him not to take advantage of medical care available in Government Hospital. It is referred to as “prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV disease”. Thus, the implication arose for being the child, Shravani, to be born with HIV infection.
After demise of her parents there was no one to take the responsibility of the child. It was not just loss of parent but Shravani’s health condition was also completely neglected. The villagers with gap of 2-3 months use to get medicines for Shravani from Mumbai City at Sion Government Hospital. Shravani developed skin disease all over her body due to poor health as well as lack of nutrition facilities.
One of villagers came to know about DESIRE Society at Government hospital. They came with this reference to us. The child was in malnutrition condition.After admission at DESIRE Society, our team gave her special attention towards treatment of opportunistic infections and highnutritious diet in her food schedule. Within 3 months span she had recovered well with lot of special“ love and care” rendered by team DESIRE.
Now baby Shravani is very pretty and cheerful girl among all the inmates. She is admitted in “ Sr.K.G. at Maharashtra English medium School“ at Goregaon (W) close to our care home.She wants to study well and become a teacher. DESIRE Society would strive to keep the dream of baby come true through contributions and support from GLOBAL GIVING that we hope to receive.
Improved status of Anuroop, HIV boy at DESIRE Hyderabad Care Home ,IDA Bollaram
Updated health / educational status of Master Anuroop at Hyderabad Care Home level
Anuroop, HIV boy [7years] is enrolled with DESIRE Hyderabad Care Home level, IDA Bollaram. He has come around two years back with death of both HIV parents. His father was shop keeper and mother was a teacher. With un disclosed matter of his HIV status , Anuroop’s mother got infection. As a result of mother to child transmission , the boy was born with this dreadful disease.
This orphan HIV boy is at Hyderabad care home level. The grand parents are still alive but not in position to take care of him. Because of this reason he is admitted in care home. The picture attached shows the improved health status. Over the years he is taken care in terms of nutritive food/ medication in time / private schooling .
He is cooperative and takes up the disciplined way of life. Nutritive diet and ART medication is helping him to grow up like any other normal child in community.
Initially he was enrolled for in campus schooling within scope of care home level. Once he was prepared well for the schooling then at present he is enrolled in private schooling. The private schooling is making him strong on educational front. He is taking it up the private schooling positively. He has started scoring well for schooling.
He is favorite of his grand parent’s as well as intimately associated with care takers [ 6 HIV women working as care givers for these children at care home ].The future lies in contributory factor of each one of wish wisher’s of DESIRE Society in grooming them as a better citizen of India.
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