Caring Friends Hospital & Resource Center
Snehalaya runs the only hospital specializing in the care of patients affected by HIV in India, and we offer treatment and dignity to those that others turn away.
How we help
Our former 30-bed hospital has provided free or subsidised healthcare to over 25,000 PLHA and their families. Our 50 bed hospital, which opened in May 2017, is set to improve the lives of thousands more. A new surgical unit means we can provide life-saving surgery to those who face discrimination and refusal of treatment based on their HIV status in our local hospitals. Other improved facilities include an emergency room, pre- and post-natal care, respirators, a dental clinic and X-ray and laboratory testing facilities.
Who we help
There are over two million People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) in India, and Maharashtra state has the second highest number of people afflicted by the disease.
PLHA require a range of specialised HIV services including care, treatment and support. The progression of the infection and consequent weakening of the immune system also makes them vulnerable to opportunistic infections (OIs) such as TB.
How you can help
It costs nearly Rs 40,00,000 to run our hospital for one year. Specialised medical treatment is expensive and discrimination against the treatment of PLHA is prevalent, which is why our medical facilities are vital in providing life-saving medical treatment.
With your support we can keep providing this vital treatment and ensure our beneficiaries go on to live long and healthy lives.
People Living with AIDS and HIV in India
and their families treated at the Caring Friends hospital since it opened in 2008
in our new building, an upgrade from our previous 30 bed site
of doctors and nurses working around the clock to provide vital care to our community and beneficiaries
Take a tour...
Of our 50-bed hospital, which was officially opened on 1 May 2017, with Dr Priti Bhombe.