Mobile medical care to help heal street dwellers

CHENNAI: From the time she started her NGO in 2014, Angelin Prince has been distributing free food to homeless people. Over the years, she came across many people, especially leprosypatients, with open sores and was determined to alleviate their suffering. Last Sunday, Angelin launched ‘Wound CareOn Wheels’, an initiative wherein she and her team will clean and dress the wounds of those living on the streets.

“We will be taking dressing materials like betadine, gauze, gloves and approach people in need of help. We will get their permission before we do the dressing,” says Angelin, director of The Candles that works in the field of mental and physical health. “Along with a couple of colleagues, I will be visiting areas between Purusawalkam and Broadway,” she says, adding that the team will start work from Friday and will be visiting the areas twice a week, as dressing needs to be changed.

The Candles runs several projects, including awareness programmes on menstrual hygiene in schools and colleges across TN. As part of their project, Amudha Surabhi, the organisation gives health mix porridge to government school children. Feeding the homeless is part of their Share With Care programme. “We distribute food thrice a month in the areas between Anna Nagar and Broadway. We get parotta and kurma or idlis from hotels,” says Angelin. “Or our volunteers cook vegetable or tomato rice.”....Read more
Source web page:Times of India

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