Medical Care

Vaccinations

Vaccinations

The medical care of our children in the Children’s home and in the community is very important to us.  The senior staff are trained in day to day treatment of minor conditions and injuries and trained in recognising more serious problems.  We have a medical room with a good supply of medicines and equipment.

We are indebted to ‘Little Drops Charitable Trust’ for their support of our work, they have been very supportive both in India and in Uganda.

One of our children called Edgar who was seriously burnt as a toddler was brought to the UK for surgery on his hand which was very scarred and deformed.  Edgar was operated on by Dr Murali in Wigan and stayed with us in Scotland for three months – during the winter!  Not once did he complain about anything and today he is a very active young man who has made a great recovery and has the use of his new hand.  Our thanks go out to Dr Murali and all his colleagues for changing Edgar’s life.

One of our children called Azaiah who is deaf and dumb attends a Special Needs School where she is learning sign language and other skills. This enables her to enjoy social contact with other children and, of course, receive a full education.

Headsores

Headsores

In Uganda Aids is a real problem and some of our children carry the HIV virus. Our staff are trained to deal with the risk to the child, to the other children and to themselves. Children with HIV receive medical treatment and counselling. Many village children admitted to our home in Uganda suffer from Jiggers. This is a condition caused by tiny flea like insects which live in the soil and burrow into the skin of the feet and under the toe nails. As you can imagine, this is a very painful complaint and removing the insects can only be manually with a scalpel.

Items of medical equipment are always gratefully received, this includes medicines such as Disprol, Calpol and antiseptic creams. Please contact us if you would like to make a donation for the medical care of our children