Welcome to Lotus Medical Foundation
Welcome to Lotus Medical Foundation! LMF is important organisation working in the field of Health. Since 2006, HIV/ AIDS remained as our main focus area. In 2006 the foundation started working on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT/ PPTCT). The area of work extended to whole of Kolhapur District and also rural and slum areas of the localities, this field experience opened us to the reality of the stigma PLHIV – people living with HIV were facing and the humiliation and difficulty in getting medical services. In June 2008 Care centre, exclusive 12 bedded nursing home for HIV positive patients was started for the sole purpose to address this difficulty and need of the hour. We provide OPD, IPD and counselling services. Opportunistic infections, side effects of HAART are treated by HIV physician.
Lot of awareness activities at school, colleges in rural and urban areas, with migrant workers are done regularly. Medical check up and HIV testing is made available, accessible and at the door steps. Red ribbon clubs and volunteers are trained by giving proper information about all the facets of the HIV. Counsellors and outreach workers conduct awareness and prevention programs. All pregnant women are motivated to undergo HIV testing. This helps in prevention of mother to child transmission.
Our fight against HIV along with its associated stigma and discrimination is a continuous ongoing crusade. We appeal to you to lend us a helping hand in whichever way you can from volunteering to, donation of goods, food items and cash .