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Lotus Medical Foundation needs your support for their Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) Centre


raised of  6,00,000 goal




days to go

Usha Thorat

About the Fundraiser


I am writing this in the hope that you will support the vital services by Lotus Medical Foundation (LMF). Care Centre – is a hospital only for HIV patients and also the only public private partnership (ppp) “Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) Centre” in the city of Kolhapur in western Maharashtra. 



The Problem

The HIV profile of Kolhapur is twice the national profile. The district shows a detection of 6 HIV cases per 1000 persons against the national average of 3. The adjoining district of Sangli shares a similar detection rate. 



Current Efforts

Since 2006, LMF has been working in the field of HIV/AIDS through various interventions that are not isolated acts but part of a sustained humanitarian effort offering wide-ranging services at highly-subsidised or free of costs to HIV patients. To extend the range and reach of its services, LMF has recently upgraded its Care Centre to twenty beds with two ICU beds. In December 2016, LMF has started an Anti Retro-Viral Treatment (ART) Centre at the same location authorized by the NACO. The ART Centre will provide medicines that are required for people living with HIV. While the medicines are received from the NACO, the ART Centre will provide regular medical support, counseling and follow up for the patients who have to collect their monthly dose of medicines from the Centre. Initially the ART Centre will be serving 500 patients and is expected to increase to 1000 within a year. The LMF ART Centre is the first case in western Maharashtra of public private partnership with NACO (Govnt of India) & MSACS (Govnt of Maharashtra). 


The Appeal

LMF needs your support in whatever capacity you can provide it. tHE ART centre needs 2 lacs/month in total but, you can donate:

  • 1,000/- One meal (Lunch or Dinner) of all admitted patients for one day 
  • 3,000/- For food of all indoor patients for one day
  • 4,000/- Treatment of one indoor patient with average stay of 5 days and includes cost of basic investigation and medicine  
  • 8,000/- One program for about 80 HIV positive children for personality development and medical check up   
  • 15,000/- Towards salary of a counselor for one month 
  • 25,000/- Towards cost of doctor’s salary for one month


Thank you for your support,

Usha Thorat

  • The final stretch!

    by Usha Thorat on March, 27 2017



    Thank you for your support on this journey. We are in the final stretch and we need your help to share this page with as many people as possible, so we can reach our goal. Once, this campaign is over, we will provide regular progress updates on our work. Help us get more of you onboard!

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  • We have crossed 50% of our goal!

    by Usha Thorat on March, 14 2017



    Regards from Lotus family,

    Thanks to you all for your whole hearted support to our new venture of ART center.

    The working of centre started from 16th January and till date we are supporting nearly 112 PLHIV (people living with HIV) and out of it 12 are children.

    Your support is helping and is really encouraging. With that we would request you to kindly spread the word in your family and friends. Last few days are remaining and we need your support. Please donate what ever amount you can and help PLHIV to live a better life!

    Together we can!!

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