19.6.2021  7pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA appreciates and thanks GMC , Bambolim for all the free medical services they provide the homeless street people, admitted through us in GMC .
For us as a shelter home which provides free rehabilitation for the street people, hospitalization is the most difficult part to take care off.
It's easy to request to us to pick the homeless, which we do , if the person is beyond repairs in our home then the trouble starts. 
Endless trips for check up,  blood tests , reports,  admission,  operations,  after care,  dressing, again follow up .
Add a dash of , a person with mental issues and hospitalization and that complicates the hospitalization. 
But our team headed by DOUGLAS PINTO is there with his boys , 50% are themselves homeless who do such wonderful service that even I at times would not like to do.
In short , it's the most difficult,  complicated, time consuming and a big drain to the mind and body. 
Our TEAM has no HOLIDAY as homeless people are sick or require medical assistance everyday.
Today as I write this post , we have 4 homeless men in GMC last 7 days. 
Attached 4 pictures 
☆ 1. Shambaji , who was picked up from the subway of GMC last week .
Before that he was seen in panjim city with issues to his Groin.
We took him to our home,  cleaned him and 2 days later admitted him in GMC.
Now much better. 
☆ 2. Ramesh picked from panjim,  3 days back,  very weak and malnourished ,  now diagnosed with TB.
He too is being stabilized at GMC after being cleant in our home. 
☆ 3. Steven picked from Navelim a few months back with a severe walking issue. 
Looks like a rod in his leg was the problem and was in terrible pain as that foot just could not be straight. 
Initially due to covid and the lockdown,  he could not be operated.
Now operated,  to be discharged tomorrow. 
☆ 4. Majid , found on the streets with mind beyond repairs,  broke his hand,  admitted and going to be operated. 
These men require follow-up and a care giver, else they will again reach the streets. 
The homeless boys , who we picked earlier & who are much better look after them as a care giver in hospitals and in our homes. 
Too many homeless on the streets in the rain and we are flooded with requests to pick, daily. 
But it's not possible. 
We have very few young men to look after the sick and old homeless people and that complicates our operation .
Douglas and his team is practically everyday in GMC or IPHB with these people either for treatment or medication. 
Most of them are housed at ASSNORA and one way trip is about 30 kms plus the entire day gone and they need to be picked from Assnora , brought to Bambolim and then dropped back to Assnora .
We are committed in our NGO to provide the best we can to these homeless people. 
The post may look like it's a complain but this is reality.
The homeless are increasing in Goa and most of us are looking the other side. 
We require your support and help to reach out to them .
Support us in whatever way you can. 
Donate generously to our NGO.
We offer you 50% exemption under 80G on your donations. 
Donations only through cheque /NEFT along with your pan card copy .
Twitter : @streetproviden1
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564.
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848