70 year old Govindasamy would never forget 2014. A resident of North Chennai, he was admitted in Kalyani Hospital in June 2014, for breathing problems. Weak and tired he barely managed to sit upright. Tests confirmed that he was suffering from pulmonary TB.

Bed-ridden, his family members were worried about his deteriorating health. But, timely intervention by our staff brought hope for Govindasamay’s family. Our staff visited him thrice during the first two months of his treatment.  It was a herculean task for our staff to initiate the treatment as Govindasamy needed constant encouragement and counseling. His daughter was his DOT provider, who ensured her father took his medicines regularly.

His health improved from the third month and started walking. We also provided rice and dal so that he could eat nutritious food. His family members also played a key role in helping him recover. After completing his treatment, Govindasamy is now a happy man!

For him our staff Shanti is goddess “Jagadeshwari” who saved his life.