Dialysis is extremely expensive and many people cannot afford the continuous, sometimes life-long expense of dialysis. With the Aswas scheme, Don Bosco Hospital tries to reach out to as many renal failure patients as possible. Aswas which means consolation is a free dialysis scheme launched by the Hospital to reach the deserving patients to ensure that no kidney patient will perish because of the lack of funds for dialysis. Nearly 1000 free dialysis have been completed within two years.
Don Bosco Hospital is situated in the costal town of North Paravur of Ernakulam District surrounded by number of villages of whose population, majority earn their lively hood by fishing and construction work. For whom to be treated in a multi specialty hospital is beyond their reach and imagination. This is where Don Bosco Hospital comes out with a free treatment scheme HEAL. (Health Ensured with Affection and Love). Contributing a nominal registration fee of Rs. 550/- a family of 5 gets free treatment worth Rs. 40,000/-. Since last 4 years there has been 5000/- families registered to avail this benefit.
There are great many around us writhing in pain and dejection to whom a compassionate look or a loving touch is denied off. This is where Don Bosco Hospital comes into with its palliative home care project “JEEVA” to be a solace to them.
The functional area is 18-20 surrounding coastal villages whose majority of the population wrestle through to make both ends meet and we have 20 such patients today from these villages. As per our objectives we reach them free treatment to the door. If needed we get them admitted, impart practical training to the next of kin and special care to those with deadly disease.
All this is possible because we have with us a dedicated team of Health Care professionals and social workers addressing their physical emotional spiritual and social concerns. We Celebrated our silver jubilee; as Prarthana Foundation joining their hands with us towards this sublime care in being a Good Samaritan.
A major chunk of students who embrace nursing profession hail from needy families. Having academic excellence some of them struggle to get along with their goal for wanted money. To tune of rupee 5 lakh has been distributed as Scholarship Assistance For Education (SAFE) for such deserving candidates since last 30 months.