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PEOPLE living with HIV and their families suffer physical, as well as psychosocial and spiritual pain. Asha Jyoti, Samraksha's flagship programme, is a palliative care centre which seeks to address all these different kinds of pain. A team of doctors, nurses and counsellors work to help patients overcome a period of acute illness and regain a level of functionality, or reduce pain and suffering for those in the terminal stages of the disease.
IN HIV-affected households, adjustment issues often manifest themselves in adolescents, whether or not they have HIV. Growing up without parental support and supervision, they bear the brunt of the socio-economic impact of HIV on their families. In Koppal district of North Karnataka, Samraksha work with adolescents to build resilience in them through a range of psychosocial interventions through counselling, therapeutic group work, as well as educational guidance and support.
My parents are taking services from Asha Jyoti for the last three years. They did not have major health problems but then suddenly, my father’s health worsened. There is someone to help day and night. Now he has recovered completely.
I was very sick for some time. My parents took me to different hospitals, but it did not help. Finally we were sent to Asha Jyoti. Now my health has improved and my family members are also treating me well. They have understood about my condition.
ICICI Bank acknowledges the tireless and selfless efforts in palliative care being provided by Samraksha Trust... Very few NGOs work in this space and Samraksha Trust’s commitment and professional approach is commendable.
- Sulekha K. Director
- Sanghamitra Iyengar Managing Trustee