PATIENT SUPPORT IN OTHER HOSPITALS
ASK provided financial support for children requiring immunotherapy at other hospitals. Immunotherpay is an expensive treatment which can make these children’s life less painful and better. ASK provided a support of Rs one lakh in total for 4 pateints.
CHILDREN MEDICAL CAMP - IDUKKI
Otrho Deformity and Cardiac screening camp for Children was conducted at Fathima Matha parish hall , Thadiyampadu , Idukki. By ASK in association with Green valley development society (Initiative of Kottayam Diocese.). Programme was inaugurated by Mar Mathew moolakattil bishop of Kottayam Dioceses. 28 children attended the camp. Dr Sajan Koshy, Senior consultant, Pediatric cardio thoracic surgery and Dr Benjamin Joseph, Senior consultant, Pediatric orthopedics led a team of Doctors. Ten children were identified and offered surgery at subsidized cost supported by ASK.
SECOND SCREENING CAMP ASK - MANGALAM
ASK associated with a leading Malayalam news daily “Mangalam” to launch a treatment support programme “ Karunya Sparsham”. Managlam News daily thorough its 5 different publications promoted the campaign. The applications from across the state was screened by the newspapers offices located across the state for there socio economic status. Eligible candidates were invited to attend medical camps conducted by the specialist doctors at ASTER Medcity , Kochi. 102 children were screened in 3 different medical camps. 31 Children requiring treatment were identified and offered treatment at one- fourth of the cost. This included cardiac surgeries, cleft palate repairs, orthopedic deformity corrections, hearing aids and other surgical interventions.
ASK CAMP FOR ORPHAN- CAPEMAUM ORPHANAGE-ERNAKULAM
ASK conducted a medical camp at Caperhnam orphanage run by Caperhnam charitable trust for destitutes and differently abled children. Dr Alexander Chacko led a team including Pediatricians, Nurses , occupational therapist and ASK volunteers. 55 children were screened and offered treatment and medications.
CHILDHOOD CANCER DAY OBSERVATION. feb 18, 2017
Organised World childhood cancer day observation with a painting competition of children & awareness program in association with Pediatric Oncology, Aster Medcity.
Ms SHYLAJA TEACHER VISIT TO ASK, ASTER MEDICTY
Ms. Shylaja teacher , Health Minister of Kerala, visited Aster Medcity for congrats pedeatric team regarding baby Fatimas treatment,supported by Aster DM Foundation.
SUPER SPECIALITY MEDICAL SCREENING CAMP FOR CHILDREN-PEERUMADU
Aster Sick Foundation organized super specialty medical screening camp and support services for marginalized children at Aalampally Lower Primary school, Pashupara, Peerumadu. 110 children got benefits
CHILDREN MEDICAL CAMP-FORT COCHIN. Aug 10th, 2017
Aster Sick Kids Foundation - Medical Camp for Children. Ortho Deformity Correction and Cardiac Surgery Screening Camp organised for Children at Fort Cochin.
NALLONAM CELEBRATION. Sep 19, 2017
Aster Medcity and ASK (Aster Sick Kids) Foundation jointly conducted Onam celebrations (Nallonam 2017) as part of Aster@ 30 initiative with the involvement of Aster Volunteers at Govt. UP School Kandanthara, Perumbavoor where 96 out of total 160 students are children of migrant workers from various parts of the country. The program included Pookalam, various 'Onakkalikal', 'Maveli', 'Puli-Kali', Competitions for Parents and Teachers and a grand 'Ona-Sadhya' for students and their parents. An Aster Branded school bag was gifted to all the students as 'Ona-Sammanam' by the Chief Guest of the program Mr. Shajahan, RDO - Muvattupuzha. Dr. Alexander Chacko - Chief of Medical Services at Aster Medcity and Mr. Manoj VC - Head of HR along with Aster Volunteers from Aster Medcity were participated in the celebrations.
TREATMENT SUPPORT TO ORPHANAGE
Capernaum charitable trust operates a care home for destitute children. This facility looks after about 170 inmates of which 40 are children. These children have various levels of physical and intellectual disability. ASK provides medical support for the inmates. ASK conducts medical camps at the facility and inmates who require IP admission and care are admitted to ASTER Medcity. ASK supports the care of all the children at Capernaum home
Aster Sick Kids Foundation proud &accomplished to support critically ill children at PICU, Aster Medcity. Dr. Azad Moopen, founder Aster DM Foundation presents a memento as a token of appreciation for the good work done by ASK.
SUPER SPECIALITY MEDICAL CAMP, PERINJANAM. March 18, 2018
Aster Sick Kids Foundation conducted super speciality medical screening camp for children at Perijanam, Thrissur in association with Mahamoodiya Institutions. 95 children were participated, 40 children required advance medical support, ASK offered the same to them
Relief acitivty at School after Keraka Floods, Oct 2018
As part of a relief activity related to the recent flood, Aster Sick Kids Foundation in association with Aster Volunteers conducted a painting competition titled “The Floods I witnessed” held at 2 UP schools in the region of North Paravoor. The team provided not only prizes for the competition but also donated large quantity of study materials to the children who were suffered by recent floods. It makes a very happy day for the children and the staffs. The Programme gives much satisfaction for the team while its done for the little ones.
Pediatric Sub-speciality Camp at Palakkad Nov 25th 2018
*Aster Sick kids Foundation* in association with Palakkad Municipality, Lions Club,& Red cross society successfully conducted Mega Multi-Specialty Pediatric Medical Camp at Palakkad Muncipal Town Hall on 25th of Nov 2018.191 nos of children from backward society we're attended the camp. We offered highly subsidies further treatment & surgical support at Aster Medcity through ASK sponsorship to deprived children in the following field: 1.Congenital heart diseases 2.Pediatric Orthopedics, 3.Pediatric endocrinology, 4.Pediatric gastroenterology 5.Developmental pediatrics 6.Pediatric surgery 7.General Pediatrics
In Loving Memory of Dr P C Alexander Chacko- Founder of Aster sick kids Foundation- Dedication of NIV services
Mr.Rajesh.S - CEO of Aspin wall co. Ltd. Kochi handing over Bipap equipments to Dr.Jacob Baby, Pulmonolgist - Aster Medcity for the benefit of children with respiratory disease. The machine was sponsored by M/s Aspin wall as part of their CSR to help deserving children through ASK Foundation. The event marked the first death anniversary of our beloved Dr. P C Alexander , The founder of ASK Foundation. Feb 13th 2019.
Pediatric Multi speciality camp at a Children's Home in Kakkanad
According to the new study...it has found that 20 million of India's child population are orphans. Since 2008, The state govt. have been running the children's Home at kakkanad and is providing shelter to more than 70 girls. Aster volunteers team Kochi conducted multi-speciality pediatric medical camp with an aim to provide initial assessment and given free treatment at Aster Medcity including free surgeries for the required through Aster Sick Kids Let's raise your hands for the little ones
*Scholastic Backwardness and Remediation-Train the trainers* two days workshop. Aster Medcity in association with Sacred Heart Social Service Society, Kottayam.
Poor scholastic performance is known to affect more than 20% of children of all ages. Of the various reason, learning disability has a huge role to play. This hampers the development of the child. Not only does it lower self esteem, but causes significant stress to the family. Early detection enables remedial measures to be in place. Supportive school environment with effective teaching methods, help these children to overcome their difficulties. In view of this huge potential in moulding school performance for children, *ASK Foundation* took the initiative of a special workshop for academicians. The 2 day workshop was organised at Knowledge Hub, Aster Medcity in association with Sacred Heart Social Service Society, Kottayam. *35 aided school teachers from Kasaragod to Kottayam district were selected*. These educators were given specialised training. They were equipped with skills to recognise and support children with learning disabilities. The workshop was inaugurated by *Retired Justice High Court of Kerala, Shri. K. Abraham Mathew* in the presence of Cdr Jelson CEO Aster Medcity and *Rev Fr. Stephen - superior general OSH Kottayam* and the Pedeatric team of Aster Medcity.
Screening camp of " Help me grow " project (a pediatric early intervention project)was conducted at Thanall palliative care unit, Manjali.
The fourth screening camp of " Help me grow " project (a pediatric early intervention project)was conducted at Thanall palliative care unit, Manjali. Dr.Susan (Developmental Pediatrics - Aster Medcity) led the camp. The follow up treatment will be given to the patients at Aster Medcity with the support of ASK Foundation. Help them to grow up strong
The fifth screening camp of " Help me grow " project (a pediatric early intervention project) was conducted at Thanal palliative care unit, Manjali.
The fifth screening camp of " Help me grow " project (a pediatric early intervention project) was conducted at Thanal palliative care unit, Manjali. Dr.Susan (Developmental Pediatrics - Aster Medcity) led the camp. The follow up treatment will be given to the patients at Aster Medcity with the support of ASK Foundation.
Aster Sick Kids Foundation in association with the Aster Volunteers, Aster Child and Adolescent Health Department took part in this years ‘Praveshanolsavam’. The Panangad Vocational Higher Secondary School, which is completing 100 years of service and ca
The start of the school season in the state of Kerala coincides with the beautiful monsoons. Going back to school after 2 months of summer vacation is a period of excitement as well as apprehension for most children. They are often excited to meet their new or old friends. They wonder what their new teacher will be like and about what the new year holds for them. ‘Praveshanolsavam’ is the enrolling festival organized as per directives from the Kerala Government at the start of the school year. This is to celebrate the commencement of the academic year and to welcome children who newly join school. The late Dr. P.C.Alexander was, not just a beloved pediatrician, but also a child rights activist. He particularly focused his work and dedicated his practice to those less privileged. In memory of this pristine soul, Aster Sick Kids Foundation in association with the Aster Volunteers, Aster Child and Adolescent Health Department took part in this years ‘Praveshanolsavam’. The Panangad Vocational Higher Secondary School, which is completing 100 years of service and caters to a large number of financially underprivileged children, was chosen. To mark the occasion school kits including school bags, stationery sets, notebooks and umbrellas were handed over to children from 1st through 4th grades. In addition to this a large sports kit including all kinds of sports equipment ranging from carom boards, balls and nets to cricket kits were donated to the physical education department of the school. *"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai*
Monthly screening camp of " Help me grow " project - a pediatric early intervention project for supporting differently abled children, was conducted at Thanal palliative care unit, Manjali, North Paravoor in June .
Monthly screening camp of " Help me grow " project - a pediatric early intervention project for supporting differently abled children, was conducted at Thanal palliative care unit, Manjali, North Paravoor. Dr.Susan - Developmental Pediatrics - Aster Medcity, led the camp. The follow up treatment will be given to the patients at Aster Medcity with the support of Aster Sick Kids Foundation.
Nashin Sultana - Child with static encephalopathy- CP was gifted with pecialised chair so she could attend school.
Nashin Sultana’s illness has confined her to bed. Her companions during the day are mostly the ceiling of their humble house or sometimes the blue sky. In a recent survey conducted by the SSA she was identified as one of many children with cerebral palsy. Her illness prevents her, a girl with good intellect from attending school. Nashin is the daughter of immigrant workers from Guwahati. Nashin’s siblings a brother and sister are regular scholars. The family survives as laborers in the Kochi’s industrial zone at Kakkanad. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture. The disease results in the affected children to suffer from movement disorders. Nashin’s situation was alerted to Aster Volunteers. Aster Sick Kids Foundation bought a brand new Cerebral Palsy Chair (specialised chair for children with CP). It was installed in the classroom at the school where Nashin now attends. ASK also provided a wheel chair for her daily commute to school. The siblings are now enthusiastic for their turn to wheel their sister to school. Nashin now looks not just at the ceiling or sky but the faces of her smiling friends and family.
Seventh Monthly screening Camp of "Help me Grow" at Thanal Palliative care unit. Manjali. July 2019
The seventh monthly screening camp of " Help me grow " (a pediatric early intervention project) was conducted at Thanal palliative care unit, Manjali. North Paravoor, in Ernakulam district.Dr.Susan (Developmental Pediatrics - Aster Medcity) led the camp. The follow up treatment offered to the patients at Aster Medcity with the support of ASK Foundation. Help them to grow up strong
Eight screening camp of "Help me grow" at Thannal palliative care unit, Manjali. September 2019
The 8th monthly screening camp of " Help me grow " (a pediatric early intervention project to support children with developmental disabilities)was conducted at Thanal palliative care unit, Manjali, North Paravoor, in Ernakulam district. Dr.Susan (Developmental Pediatrics - Aster Medcity) led the camp. The follow up treatment offered to the patients at Aster Medcity with the support of ASK Foundation. Help them to grow up strong