Health Care Activities
Dayasparsha Hospital, Tumkur
Treatment – Care – Support is the institutional motto for this program with major emphasis on welfare of People Living with HIV (PLHIV). With experience gained from treatment of HIV/AIDS patients (about 12,000 over a span of 8 years), this wing is well-focused on several services that include:
In-patient management of opportunistic infections and antiretroviral therapy (ART) side effects, diagnostics, Palliative care and pain relief, DOT provider, nursing care
Counselling, nutritional care, referrals and linkages, spiritual support, life-skill education
Continuum of Care
Rehabilitation, self-help group meetings, outreach programs, ongoing education support to affected/infected children, ongoing income generation programs.
The Treatment Wing engages in the following secondary programs:
- High-risk HIV/AIDS population is screened by the Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC) for HIV free of cost (More than 3500 people have been tested).
- Operating under Revised National Tuberculosis Control (RNTC) Program, the treatment wing traces Tuberculosis (TB) at its infancy and provides DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment, Short course) to TB-infected patients in an authorized center (Nearly 1500 HIV-TB co-infected patients have been traced and treated).
- Kidney Foundation Mission engages medical volunteers and service personnel at the doorstep of villagers with a view to identify potential patients and treat them medically with assistance in dialysis and transplantation. Mass Kidney Screening Programs involve general population as well as HIV-affected people. This is an ongoing campaign.
- Dayabhavan Medical Mission Hospital & Ashy Elsa Sajan Hospice, Kunigal
A Medical Mission Hospital has been established (under sponsorship of a well-wisher) equipped with diagnostic/laboratory services together with facilities such as minor OT, labor and gynecology ward and ambulance. It provides for better healthcare to the rural folk at affordable cost.