The Hope Hospital was established in May 2008 by the Hope Foundation to specifically cater to the secondary health care needs of street and slum dwelling children and adults.
|Total number of beneficiaries (Female ,Male & Children)||Budget (Rs.)||Supported By|
|36,694||84,00,000||The Hope Foundation Joy Global|
Accessing health services for those living below the poverty line in Kolkata remains difficult, with India only spending only 4.2% of its national GDP on health care services. The Hope Hospital was envisaged to ensure proper medical care for the under privileged people below the poverty line who are otherwise deprived of proper medical care they deserve. The hospital boasts of an inpatient department with Intensive Care Unit, and outpatient department a surgery unit and a diagnostics Center.
The Inpatient Wards provide quality care, diagnosis, treatment and medication under very hygienic conditions to children and adult patients. A representative chart of the beneficiaries of the services extended by the Hope Hospital during the period April, 2015 – March, 2016 is given here:
As a part and continuous effort of network activities, Hope Hospital is connected with different N.G.Os. Volunteers from various organizations from different countries and the local community provide their services and care to patients. The hospital established a platform for mutual sharing and facilities and allows more space and opportunities for complete care and rehabilitation of the poor patients who are homeless. In the last year, network with the following six charities were successfully established:
Hope hospital benefited several thousand people living on the streets across it’s four departments, and helped to markedly improve their overall health conditions.In Patient Department:
This 12 year old boy from Bihar was rescued from Howrah Station. He had come to Kolkata to visit his aunt at Mallik Bazaar but ended up roaming and begging at Howrah Station before the Night Round team rescued him. He was weak, thin and in a very serious physical condition so the team admitted him at Hope Hospital on 21.4.2015. After a thorough check-up it was revealed that he had Diabetes and his blood sugar level was as high as 500mu. At Hope Hospital his treatment started to get his sugar level under control. He said that he wanted to go to his aunt’s house because that his parents knew that he was there. One day the boy gave a contact number with which the Hope Hospital got in touch with his family His aunt came to see him. Even his mother came from Bihar and was very happy to see him and to know that he was now undergoing treatment. On 15.06.2015 he rejoined his family and was discharged from Hope Hospital.
This 10 year old girl was found at Sealdah Station by volunteers of Missionaries of Charity. At the time of her rescue her whole body was full of wounds which looked like a kind of fungal infection. She was admitted at Hope Hospital on 26.6.2015 where she underwent counseling. During one session she shared that her father is an alcoholic and that she was physically abused by her father and her mother. So she had left her house without telling her parents and reached Sealdah station by train. She was under care and treatment at Hope Hospital and her wounds slowly healed. As she was vulnerable on the streets and not at all safe in her house, she needed a protection home for her safety and rehabilitation.
Case History 2
Mantu is a 10 year old boy rescued from the street by a social worker and brought to Hope Hospital for treatment. He was in serious condition with a colostomy bag. After receiving an operation by our pediatric surgeon, he is now at one of the Hope Foundation’s boys’ homes receiving education and shelter.
Her wounds were healed. She was ready to be discharged. She was produced to CWC for a shelter and was subsequently rehabilitated at Mother and Child Care Unit of Hope Kolkata Foundation on 8.7.2015.