Care Centre by Lotus Medical Foundation

This is a unique project by Lotus medical Foundation, a fully dedicated hospital for People Living with HIV (PLHIV). In 2007, we started our field activities and realised the need for Indoor Care for PLHIV. Very few Doctors were having updated knowledge of treatment of HIV and HAART (Highly Active Anti Retro Viral) medicines. Government was trying to provide these drugs free of the cost. PLHIV patients suffer from lots of opportunistic infections and drug side effects. Many come to hospital at late stage and have debility, psychologically depressed and have faced stigma and discrimination at home and many hospitals and in the society.

They were and are in need of holistic approach for HIV care. So we started exclusive HIV hospital with 12 beds capacity.

The Care Centre is Functional from June 2008

Initially the funding was from NACO (Government of India) through KHPT and hence we were able to provide services free of the cost. NACO has stopped funding from March 2013.

From April 2013 Lotus Medical Foundation is running this hospital on self generated funds and was providing free services up to December 2014 and from January 2014 nominal charges are being collected from indoor patients. All children are given free indoor treatment and 30% beds are kept totally free for economical backward patients.

Care Centre – from June 2008 to March 2015

Indicators Achievements
Total Number of Patients Registered 4035
Total Number of Patients Admitted 3276
Total OPD Patient 15953

Facilities Available

  • Free OPD (out patient department) Services – Every Day Except Sunday Timing – From 11 am to 3 pm.
  • IPD (in patient department) Services – 12 beds; Very Low Charges, Emergency Aadmission 24 Hours
  • Treatment by HIV Physician
  • Counseling and Advice for Patient and Care Takers
  • Nutritional and Drug Adherence Counseling
  • Subsidized Medicines
  • Food for Indoor Patient
  • Other Supportive Care and Advice

Care Centre Address

Lotus Medical Foundation

Sona Tower 102, B-1, Y.P. Pawar Nagar Chouk, Jawahar Nagar Road, Kolhapur-416 003

Phone No. 0231-2692411,