Little Afsana (5 yrs) developed brain fever in early 2012 and it became difficult and unaffordable for parents to meet the treatment cost. The parents have spent a fortune on treating the child and got caught up in debts. Finally Manipal Hospital came forward to their rescue to offer treatment to Afsana. However, she has to be taken to the hospital for monthly treatment for about two years. The monthly visits to the hospital from village works out to Rs.2000/= plus. Afsana’s father Ismail Mulla is an agriculture worker depending on daily wage which is seasonal and mother is a home-maker.
IDF team visited the family and discussed with the villagers and social workers on a sustainable plan which can help them to cope up with the immediate needs and also monthly travel to the hospital.
As part of family rehabilitation and welfare measure, IDF team visited Afsana’s home in Oct. ’12, presented a sewing machine and a goat. Through this rehabilitation process, Afsana’s mother can get some income through tailoring work and goat rearing can help the family in long run too. IDF’s rehabilitation program will help the family to cope up immediate requirements and also cover the travel expenses for taking Afsana to hospital on monthly basis.
Dr. Franklin, Mr. Samuel Vincent and Mr. Umesh Prasanna from IDF did their best to reach-out the family on a sustainable development model.
IDF conveys good wishes to Afsana for her quick recovery and wellness.
IDF committed to spread smiles on many lives.