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  project name ~ Asha Jyoti Palliative Care

category ~ Health Care - Adult




  Project Name


Asha Jyoti Palliative Care






Health Care - Adult







  Budget Approved


Rs 366000


  Year Approved







1   2  

  Chapter Coordinators


Vijay Kesavan
Raj Sistla












Setting up a 10 bed facility for palliative care for HIV patients in Koppal dist, Karnataka.





Samraksha is a non-governmental organization, working in the field of HIV since 1993. We started as the HIV/AIDS sector of Samuha, another non-governmental organization, and in 2006, we were registered as a separate charitable Trust (Regn No. BSG-4-00347-2005-6). This is focused across 6 districts of Karnataka, in Southern India and spans the spectrum of prevention of HIV transmission, to appropriate care and support for the people living with HIV and their families. Through our work, we reach out to different groups of people; to nearly 10,000 men and women who are at high risk of being infected by HIV, like those involved in sex work, or sexual minorities, to nearly 13,000 people living with HIV, their families and friends, to nearly 500 children living with or affected by HIV, as well as 900 village communities which can not only modify their behavior and halt the spread of the virus, but also help provide adequate care and support for the people living with HIV and their families. The proposal for funding the pallative care unit with private donations is new since govt policy change.





The Palliative Care Unit will be a 10 bedded facility, to provide services for people living with HIV, for those who are in acute symptomatic stages or in the terminal stages. The range of services will include medical support to recover from acute infection or for managing pain and other debilitating symptoms, nursing support, physiotherapy, nutrition, counseling and other psychosocial support, including support to deal with death and dying. Specialized services like psychiatric consultation, screening for STI/RTI, CMV etc will be offered periodically, with the relevant specialists providing the service.



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