The Care Centre is Functional from June 2008 – No Stigma No Discrimination
Initially this was a12-bed hospital with a general ward and isolation room. In January 2017, it was expanded to a 15-bed hospital with 2 ICU beds, 2 family rooms, separate male and female general wards, isolation room and treatment room. The Care Centre now also houses a separate OPD complex and in-house pharmacy.
OPD services are free and IPD services are free to minimal charges. Patients are provided with nursing, food and medicines. Along with medical services, individual counseling, family counseling and social support are also offered. Relatives are educated about patient care. Around 5500 patients have taken benefit of the Centre till date. This is only hospital in Maharashtra exclusively serving HIV people.
From June 2008 to December 2013, NACO (National AIDS Control Organisation) funded all the activities. After NACO stopped the funding, various donors were approached. In 2014, Vodafone Foundation, UK provided support. Currently the activities in the Care Centre are funded by various individual donors and minimal cost recovery from patients. In March 2019, LMF received an offer of support from IndusInd Bank Ltd that enables it to offer completely free treatment to large number of patients.