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We are happy to announce that the 1st phase of the Hospital building has been completed and was inaugurated on May 3rd, 2009.

Please click here to see a slideshow.

 

Back in 1992 a 2 acre plot of land, at the foot of the mountains with a stream flowing through it, was acquired and a hospital building designed. This plan had to be shelved for various reasons.

The ACCORD office building was modified to serve as the hospital. This is now proving to be totally inadequate and there is a pressing need for a better equipped, better designed building.

 

We have come out with a simple, functional design for the new hospital building.

 

 

The main block will house OP, wards, investigative unit and ICU in 2 levels - a basement and a ground floor. A third upper level will house the offices. The Labour and Delivery rooms (LR) and the Operating Rooms (OT) will be in 2 smaller blocks. The total area works out to about 13500 sq.ft.and circulation space of 2850 sq feet.


 
 

The estimated cost of constructing this new hospital building is Rs. 9,000,000 (about $195,000). The canteen and staff quarters in an area of about 5200 sq feet. The cost of this is estimated to be Rs.3,100,000 (about $ 69,000).

 

Total Budget of the New Hospital Building Rs.9,000,000
Donations Received till now (Details) Rs. 4,703,338
Hospital Income allocated to Building Fund Rs.2,000,000
Funds yet to be mobilised Rs. 2,296,662

 

We have completed the 1st phase of the hospital building by May 2009. Construction in the 2nd phase has started right after that. Already, construction of the canteen has been finished; work on the staff quarters is in progress. We are looking for support for the following components of the Hospital Building's 2nd phase :

 

*  Operating Room
*  Labour Room
*  New Born Wards
*  More Staff Quarters

 

It is now easy to donate to ASHWINI for this building construction. Click here to see the various ways through which you can support us.

 

Progress of Work :  The entire construction is being done using soil cement blocks. Soil Cement Blocks are an labour intensive, environment-friendly and low-cost construction technique. Over the years, we have trained quite a few adivasi youth as masons and experts in this construction technique. (You can see the video of the Soil Cement Block making from this link.)

 

The slideshow below shows the progress of the work in 1st phase.

 

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  • September 2007 : Adivasi youth from Kotharavayal village making the Soil Cement Blocks in the Hospital site. Soil from the site is used for making these blocks

  • October 2007 : Engineers and Architects who specilise on low cost, environment friendly construction techniques are consulted in the design and construction

  • November 2007 : Construction of walls of the Ground Floor is under progress. Soil Cement Blocks give a special look to the walls

  • December 2007 : All the adivasi team members contributed to the building construction by doing manual work for two days on December 24th and 25th

  • January 2008 : Wall construction of the first floor has been completed

  • February 2008 : Another view of the building under construction. Soil for making blocks is being prepared

  • March 2008 : Village health guides contributed their labour on March 16, 2008 in the construction site. Efforts like this show that it is their own hospital

  • April 2008 : Construction of the second floor has been progressing fast. We hope to construct the roof of the second floor before monsoon

  • May 2008 : A big retention wall was constructed to protect the building. Compare this with the structure of January 2008

  • June 2008 : A view of the rooms in the second floor of the new hospital building

  • July 2008 : Construction in the 2nd floor has reached the lintel level. This is the rear view of the building

  • August 2008 : Inspite of the monsoon, construction work continues in the hospital site

  • September 2008 : Toilet complex for both the floors is under construction

  • October 2008 : New building is taking shape in the picturesque backdrop of the frog hills

  • November 2008 : Adivasi team members contributed another day of voluntary labour for the hospital construction, moving blocks nearer to the site

  • December 2008 : Rooms in the new hospital building are taking shape. This is a view of the new Isolation Room for sick patients
  • January 2009 : Finishing work is in full swing in the hospital building. In the front, the canteen block has come up quite fast
  • February 2009 : The new Isolation room for patients with infectious diseases is done in the ground floor of the new building
  • March 2009 : Work on the roof level is getting completed, as the date for inauguration has been fixed as May 3, 2009

  • April 2009 : Office rooms and Classrooms are being constructed on the top floor.

  • April 2009 : On 18.4.2009, more volunteers organised another Workcamp. A big group of sangam members from Pattavayal participated.

  • May 2009 : On 3.5.2009, the 1st phase of the building construction was completed and inaugurated.

 

We will keep everyone updated on the progress of construction through this section.

 

We would like to thank all our supporters, who are helping us realise this long cherished dream.

 

List of Donations received for the Building Fund till date

 
Month Name of the Donor Donation Amount Through
2006, August American Tamil Medical Association, USA $ 5000 228,527  
2006, Sept. Dr.Wijayan Rathnathicam, USA $ 220 10,007 Vidyalaya.org
2006, Sept. Dr.David Chellappa, USA $ 200 9,098 Vidyalay.org
2006, Sept. Dr. S.V.Ariathurai, USA $ 200 9,081 Vidyalay.org
2006, Sept. Dr.Joyce Thomas, USA $ 145 6,583 Vidyalay.org
2007, January Abbey Veit, UK 20 1,680  
2007, January Drs. Rohan and Mary Ganguli, USA $ 1000 43,874 Vidyalay.org
2007, January Dr. Ramesh & Julie Karra, USA $ 200 8,774 Vidyalay.org
2007, January Dr.Heshmat Majlessi & Vida Yasmin $ 200 8,774 Vidyalay.org
2007, January Dr.Ranjit & Uma Mani, USA $ 100 4,388 Vidyalay.org
2007, January Dr.Albert & Doris Lowenfels $ 200 8,774 Vidyalay.org
2007, January Dr. S.Nimgaonkar, USA $ 1170 51,374 Vidyalay.org
2007, January Dr.Srikumar Dongre, USA $ 2000 87,820 Vidyalay.org
2007, January Drs.Mohankumar & Nandakumar, USA $ 2000 87,820 Vidyalay.org
2007, January Dr.Wijayan Rathnathicam, USA $ 10000 439,100 Vidyalay.org
2007, February Mr.Karuna, Chennai   10,000  
2007, February Dr.Jayendra & Lavingika Patel, USA $ 5000 216,009 Vidyalay.org
2007, February Drs. Bobby & Joyce Thomas, USA $ 10000 432,017 Vidyalay.org
2007, February Dr. Mammen Chandy, Vellore   25,000  
2007, February Mrs. Aruna Reddy, Bangalore   5,001  
2007, March Toshniwal Trust, Bangalore   90,000  
2007, April Physicians against World Hunger, USA $2500 100,038  
2007, June Subhir Majumdar   800 Give India
2007, June Prasanna Khare   800 Give India
2007, June Madhuvala Vadivelu   800 Give India
2007, July Sridhar Konda   800 Give India
2007, July Arvind Kannan   800 Give India
2007, July Kanthimathi V   800 Give India
2007, August Anchal Sharma   800 Give India
2007, August Sumeet Rakeshkumar Gupta   800 Give India
2007, Sept. Radha Jagadeesan   12,200 Give India
2007, Sept. Jeya S.Jethni   800 Give India
2007, Oct. Sangeetha Poddar   800 Give India
2007, Oct. Ankur Sarin   800 Give India
2007, Oct. Phani Raj Roichooti   800 Give India
2007, Nov. Harish Murukanandan, Bangalore   40,000  
2007, Nov. K.Narasimha Murti   800 Give India
2007, Nov. Kapil Vajirkar   800 Give India
2007, Nov. Sidharth Panda   800 Give India
2007, Nov. Rajendra Rao   800 Give India
2007, Nov. Ruchi Tiwari   1600 Give India
2007, Dec. S.Raja & Sujatha   50,000  
2008, Jan. S.Raja & Sujatha   50,000  
2008, Jan. Veena Padmanabhan   800 Give India
2008, Jan. V.R.Thenappan   800 Give India
2008, Jan. Ihjaz Mohamed   800 Give India
2008, Jan. Dr.Adrian and Pauline Sie, UK $500 19,535  
2008, Jan. Dr.P.G.Premila, Trivandrum   2,500  
2008, Jan. Dr.Varghese Kurien, Sydney   33,000  
2008, Feb. Rony Peter Barboza   800 Give India
2008, Feb. Sarang Diwakar Amle   800 Give India
2008, Feb. Ms.Cavery Bopaiah   100,000  
2008, Feb. Harish Murukanandan, Bangalore   25,000  
2008, Feb. Drs. Bharat and Deepa Ghadvi, UK   25,000  
2008, Feb. Tzedekah Trust (Green Hotel), Mysore   1,000,000  
2008, Mar. Venkatramana C   800 Give India
2008, Mar. Srikanth Venkata Achyutuni   800 Give India
2008, Mar. Amit Shukla   800 Give India
2008, Mar. Rajesh Nayak   800 Give India
2008, Mar. Dr.Sivadhas Meenadchirajah   10,000  
2008, Mar. Praveen Warrier   800 Give India
2008, Mar. Vinaya Cheulkar   800 Give India
2008, Mar. Vineet Sharma   800 Give India
2008, Mar. Santhose T V   800 Give India
2008, Mar. Joydeep Chowdhury   800 Give India
2008, Mar. Toshniwal Trust, Bangalore   120,270  
2008, Apr. Sanjib Das   800 Give India
2008, Apr. Shradda Satish Sanghavi   800 Give India
2008, Apr. Suhel Kanuga   782 Give India
2008, Apr. Think India Foundation, USA   679,088 Give India
2008, Apr. Pawan Mehra   782 Give India
2008, Apr. Donor from UK 1000 82,000  
2008, May Vijay Subramaniam & Kirti Athreyee   20,000  
2008, May Pradeep R   800 Give India
2008, May Jatinder PalSingh Dua   800 Give India
2008, May Kishore Garipelli   800 Give India
2008, May Toshi Nigam   800 Give India
2008, May Varun Vaid   800 Give India
2008, May Sunil S Shetty   800 Give India
2008, June Giridhar Sanjeevi   1600 Give India
2008, June Shyam Ramchandra Vanga   3200 Give India
2008, June Narendran Seetharaman   800 Give India
2008, June Ihjaz Mohamed   800 Give India
2008, June Navneet Kamani   800 Give India
2008, June Rajesh Jivraj Patel   805 Give India
2008, July Abhishek Bhattacharya   800 Give India
2008, July Dr.P.G.Premila, Trivandrum   25,000  
2008, August Dr.Mammen Chandy, CMC   25,000  
2008, Sept. Dr.Jacob & Mary John, CMC   22,000  
2008, Sept. K.C.Prabhakaran, Muscat   5,000  
2008, Sept. Toshniwal Trust, Bangalore   90,000  
2008, Sept. Vinod Seshadri   800 Give India
2008, Oct. Seethalakshmi, Gudalur   1,000  
2008, Oct. Heena Haldankar   800 Give India
2008, Oct. Krishnamohan T   800 Give India
2008, Oct. Arunachalam Chockalingam   800 Give India
2008, Oct. Joan Gomes   800 Give India
2008, Oct. Rakshit Raval   800 Give India
2008, Oct. V Dubal   800 Give India
2008, Oct. Mandeep Kainth   800 Give India
2008, Oct. Achuthan Haridas   100,000  
2008, Nov. Anil Raghavan $ 100 4,500 TIHF
2008, Dec. S.Raja & Sujatha   100,000  
2008, Dec. Asit Kant   800 Give India
2008, Dec. Shreejay & Viju Mehta $ 250  11,775 TIHF
2008, Dec. Eva Ros $ 50 2,355 TIHF
2008, Dec. Kamal Kaushik   800 Give India
2008, Dec. Akila Srinivasan   800 Give India
2009, Jan. A Donor from Kochi   15,000  
2009, Jan. Drs. Shirley & Jacob Korula $ 200 9,547  
2009, Jan. Dr. Rohan Ganguly $ 970.50 47,578 TIHF
2009, Jan. Mary Olapally $ 242 11,864 TIHF
2009, Jan. Phillipos Mar Chrysostham   25,000  
2009, Jan. Patty Chicko 30 1,818  
2009, Feb. Tahira Thekaekara   800 Give India
2009, Feb. Jayant Mandavgane   800 Give India
2009, Feb. Ashwin Kamath   800 Give India
2009, Feb. Dr. Alex Kuruvilla $ 1250   TIHF
2009, Feb. Anil Raghavan $ 100   TIHF
2009, Feb. Donor from Ohio $ 300   TIHF
2009, Feb. Jacob James $ 250   TIHF
2009, Feb. Vinod Neelakantan $ 200   TIHF
2009, Apr. Beena Ollapally $ 250   TIHF
2009, Apr. Dr.Alex Kuruvilla $ 1250   TIHF
TOTAL 4,703,338  

 

 

Please write to us and send your comments on our work.

 

Thank you.