Expansion of Medical Testing and Therapy Unit in Amar Seva Sangam, Ayikudy.
Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA) often takes bold and innovative initiatives and successfully implements various programs for the rehabilitation and development of differently able persons in the region.
One such initiative is Our Medical Testing Unit (MTU) which is a complete physiotherapy centre, set up in 1998 with aid from Government of Japan. It acts as a nerve centre and extensively used by the families of physically challenged. This is quite a popular centre where not only the physically challenged, but also other rural population affected with orthopedic problems, stroke and other neurological issues come to utilize the services
offered by ASSA. Initially, due to poor awareness about physiotherapy among people and short of equipment’s availability, the service users were few. Now there are 6 qualified physiotherapists and one occupational therapist delivering their services. Due to awareness and availability of new advanced exercise and electrotherapy equipment, service user numbers are on the rise over the years and present MTU centre at ASSA is unable to cope up and cater to more patients. Expansion of this Unit has become necessary and ASSA plans to raise additional construction of about 2,834 sq. ft., costing about Rs. 70.50 lakhs and purchase equipment and other infrastructure costing around Rs. 24 lakhs to meet the
growing demands and serve the physically challenged still better. It will have 7 rooms and 4 toilets along with corridor and ramp. This will serve the purposes of:
· Establishing unique department for occupational therapy
· Serve larger population of patients with orthopedical and neurological issues
· Various programs (Peer group activities, awareness program, counseling sessions, etc.) will
be organized as part of the treatment in a closed environment.
· Maintain privacy for patients and attending medical staff with adequate space made available.
To accomplish all the tasks listed above, ASSA will need huge financial assistance from one and all of our donors and well-wishers. To begin with, we have set a target of Rs.40 lakhs through LetzChange Funraising Challenge 2019 beginning from 11th of February to 31st March 2019.
We are positive and hopeful that we will be able to achieve this target quite easily with your overwhelming support. There will be matching contribution by the Organizers as well. Your contributions will be eligible for income tax exemption under Sec. 80G of Income Tax Act.
Let us all join together to mitigate the sufferings of the disability.