Recurring Operational expenses of Spinal Cord Injured Post-Acute Care Centre.
Amar Seva Sangam as a premier organization in the field of disability management. Our focus is on rural areas. Our approach is to establish a centralized resource center and act as a Catalyst for change in the development of the physically and mentally challenged. We do this by involving the village community in the process. The organization has been founded and continues to be run by physically challenged persons. We have built a strong team and infrastructure and deliver quality services at the local, regional and national levels.
ASSA had a dream to set up a care centre for the spinal injured. The visionaries of ASSA viz., its President, S. Ramakrishnan, a quadriplegic, and its Secretary, S. Sankara Raman, affected by muscular dystrophy wanted this Centre as one of its core objectives to improve the living conditions of the spinal injured persons, besides the various other disability management activities for other service users over the years that are being carried out over the past 38 years.
ASSA set up the Spinal Cord Injured Post-Acute Care Centre in the year 2007 and patients are drawn from all over India. The main focus is to develop the independent living skills of the service users. The Centre takes care of Post-surgery rehabilitation needs of Spinal Cord-Injured. The centre provides indispensable service to economically disadvantaged individuals who have sustained severe spinal injuries by providing both medical and vocational rehabilitation, besides good nursing care, suitable vocational training and manage complications leading up to surgeries wherever needed and psychological counseling to the service users. ASSA is proud to mention that so far 123 service users were rehabilitated and discharged of which 74 are actively engaged in pursuing their livelihood. There are nearly 70 people from different parts of India waiting for admission to the Centre. The current strength of the inmates is 21 people.
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Sustenance – A Challenge
With a limited income and large scale expenses, there is a huge deficit which needs to
be bridged to continue to provide quality care for the physically challenged patients, necessitating grants from benevolent patrons and the need to maintain the institution with highest hygiene and upkeep, it is becoming difficult to meet the revenue gap year after year. This puts additional pressure on the Institution.
The recurring operational expenses of this Spinal Cord Injured Post-Acute Care Centre come close to Rs. 20 lakhs every year. We urge upon the philanthropic minded donors to come forward and liberally contribute through this campaign, so that the Centre continues to function without any financial hurdle and render good quality service to the service users.