8.9.2021  9pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA gets help to an educated  middle aged Man, living on the streets of Goa . 
Man is mentally challenged , & we admitted him for treatment into IPHB, Bambolim , once okay will be admitted into our shelter home. 
This man was born and brought up in Goa from 1970. 
▪︎1. Name, Ashutosh Ghosh 
▪︎2. Parents, Dr. Ghosh former HOD, Radiology dept GMC circa 1970s;  mother Dr. Mrs. Ghosh, former lecturer in Physiology, GMC 
▪︎3. Ashutosh, ex-student of Sharada Mandir , has an older sister, whereabouts not known.
▪︎4. Ashutosh is schizophrenic, as confirmed by Dr. Nina , psychiatrist, who remembers him from her visits to Kripa Foundation, where he was being treated.  
▪︎5. Apparently while in service, Dr. Ghosh  took ill, and was taken to AIIMS , New Delhi for a gall bladder surgery, where he passed away. His doctor colleague does not remember the year. 
▪︎6. Subsequently, Dr. Mrs. Ghosh, returned to her teaching post in GMC. 
▪︎7. They are known to have been residing in government quarters, Altinho until 1976. 
▪︎8. We also know that a kind lady in the vicinity of Jogger's park, was mothering him for a while. 
Few days back , Mr Arnold Lobo , Altinho requested me to help Ashutosh to get off the streets. 
Big help from Panjim Police station,  especially Psi Mr Girandra Naik and his team to get this man . 
Few weeks back this man smashed the windshields of a few cars in Altinho area . 
1st time in the last 4 years , after handing 450 + cases , I faced so many technical obstacles in helping this man . 
But being a son of Doctiors made me go out and help him myself else our team members carry out the work . 
I gave respect to his late parents being Doctors. 
Yesterday from 9 am to 9 pm I was totally with this matter . 
Held my cool and my patience which I am really short off. 
Thanks to Mr Yogendra Shirodkar , from Impact car accessories,  Panjim for co ordinating with me yesterday the entire day to locate Ashutosh. 
Mr Ashutosh has been for many many years living a very sad life . 
Recently he has been living on the staircase on 1st floor of Circuit house Panjim . 
If any one is aware of his family background,  any living relatives or any other info , pls whatsapp me ONLY on 8380097564. 
Since his parents were both DOCTORS working for the Government of Goa , this middle aged man should be ENTITLED (  if not ) to his late parents PENSION, so that he can be looked after and he can live more decently . 
I am aware his late parents were teachers to alot of the current Doctors and I hope the GMC Doctors come forward to help this man . 
We are getting alot of calls for such cases on the streets of Goa and we really thank Goa Police @ all Police stations for supporting us in getting such people of the streets of Goa . 
Just like Goa Police helps us in dealing with homeless street people , in the same way we expect GMC & IPHB to support us and give us a little more extra treatment & more special facilities. 
Its really tough dealing with both these institutes as they really don't care about us and our requests at times. 
Going forward , if both IPHB & GMC can't give us any additional facilities, like Goa Police does , we will be forced to stop picking people from the streets and that will be another issue , both on the streets and for the street people . 
I understand the medical fraternity is overburdened in the last 2 years . 
But so is the Goa Police. 
Yet the support of the Goa Police towards the homeless is getting better year by year . 
No one asked us to pick people from the streets. 
I saw many years ago there was a demand for shelter for the homeless and I started an NGO called Street Providence. 
Already the big cities in Goa are having issues with homeless on the streets which day by day is increasing . 
None of these people on the streets are my relatives or friends yet both these institutes are just not like Goa Police personnel. 
Inspite of the economic situation getting worse , we are struggling to survive , but that does not stop us from picking up the homeless from the streets. 
I can't say anything about the future . 
If you know any such genuine cases requiring help, please let us know. 
We will help if we can,  Subject to “case to case basis” and only if the person is homeless. 
Priority is for our Niz Goenkars 1st, as medical bills of non goans are an issue at the hospitals as they don't have local address proof. 
As of this post , we need to find family and relatives of Ashutosh Ghosh. 
We require your support and help to reach out to them who are HELPLESS & homeless. 
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