Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for others

People affected with HIV/AIDS have always been at the receiving end of discrimination in society. They have been ostracised as they have a certain stigma attached to them. But, they were not born with this stigma; it is society that has labelled them. But these patients have not let society dictate terms to them; one […]

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Protest march held at Azad Maidan for patient’s rights

Mumbai: Protest march held at Azad Maidan by NGO’s for patient’s rights

Patients’ rights organisations and non-government organisations (NGO’s) on Wednesday, January 23, launched a massive protest march at Azad Maidan in Mumbai. The NGO’s working to protect the patient’s rights are demanding better facilities and quality medical care services in the state and civic-run hospitals of Maharashtra. On Wednesday, January 23, around 4,000 health activists, ASHA […]

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Breaking barriers: Meet a women who has given thousands an equal opportunity in life

Kamathipura is a neighbourhood which is synonymous with the word ‘brothel.’ It is notorious for being known as the city’s ‘red-light area.’ A place in which you and I would never dare visit in our life. As our reputation would be tainted even if were passing through this locality. At one time this colony of […]

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Maha: Pune NGO starts weekly OPD for tribals in Mhalunge village

Mhalunge, a small village near Pune, Maharashtra, has been surrounded by hills. The geographical location is such, that if a person falls ill and required immediate medical help. Then, the nearest primary health centre is 10 kilometres away. With no road accessibility, it nearly becomes difficult to take the person to the nearest healthcare centre. […]

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Pune: NGO seeks people’s support to help mentally ill patients

Pune: NGO seeks people’s support to help mentally ill patients

Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA) is located at Dhayari, Pune. It is a 4-storied building working for the part of the society which is often rejected, ignored and ridiculed due to their mental illness. It is a registered NGO running exclusively on public funds, is working since last 20 years for mentally ill patients. They have […]

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Maneka Gandhi to sell rare ‘Mica’ paintings to raise funds for animal hospital

Maneka Gandhi is well-known for her love towards animals. In the past, she has always taken a very firm stand, when it comes protecting the welfare of animals. Now, she has gone ahead to help build an animal hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh by help raising funds for its construction. She has informed her desire on […]

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