Uthishta request your support to save Manisha


Uthishta is a social service and charitable trust, primarily aim to serve people who have been socially and economically marginalized. Uthishta’s activities are made possible by the generosity of donors and volunteers inspired by the spirit of service.

Thank you all for helping us in our mission to mobilize previous Seva Projects successfully. Below is a case which Uthishta is taking up as our next Seva project. Please help in whatever ways possible to support the life of this 24 year old woman who is mother of a 1.5 year old boy

It was a happy family of three members (husband –Prashanth, Wife Manisha, and their child of 1.5 years) till September 2014. Manisha’s father Mohanan is a familiar face in Manakkadavu near Alakkode, Kannur district of Kerala for any social cause around this area. Prashanth is a hard-worker, runs an Autorikshaw to earn for the family.

During last week of September, Manisha was affected with high fever and associated difficulties, fever affecting brain, she started showing behavioural differences, thinking that it is psychiatric issue, parents admitted her in Aashirvad hospital in Kannur. One week of treatment in Kannur, the situation has worsened and she turned into Coma and was required to be moved under ventilator support to KMC Mangalore without really diagnosing what the disease was.

In KMC Mangalore, the disease was identified as a deadly brain virus, which is very rare, the treatment for the same was very expensive. After 23 days of expensive treatment at KMC, the doctors had recommended to move Manisha to NIMHANS, Bangalore since the family could not afford the expensive treatment for this disease at KMC.

All their savings had dried up and ever since she is in hospital, Prashanth could not run Autorikshaw as he has to be in hospital with his wife. They have borrowed money from all available sources to take care of the situation leading the family to debt trap. Understanding the situation the villagers and well-wishers had started an action council to support Manisha. Committee had supported the family with around 3.5Lakhs so far out of the total expense of 11 lakhs expense incurred on the treatment so far.

The current treatment under NIMHANS is costing the family around 9-10 K per day, and doctors are hopeful of recovery in another 30-40 days’ time. She is already showing signs of recovery as she regained consciousness after a long 2 months, but the treatment is to continue further. As per her father, he is ready to work hard to repay the debt of the family, but to deal with the current situation they are helpless.

We request you to support the family of this social worker, who was always at forefront to help others at their village. Your donations can be sent to Uthishta in the form of Cheque / DD / Online transfer (Account details given below). Your donations should be accompanied by an email to info@uthishta.org stating the purpose, your complete mailing address and PAN Number for preparing the 80G receipt.

Cheques/ DDs may be drawn in favour of UTHISHTA, payable at Bangalore.
Donations to Uthishta are entitled to Tax Exemption under Section 80-G of Income Tax Act.

A/C Name: Uthishta
Account No.: 331202010063899
Bank Name: Union Bank of India
Branch Name: Domlur, Bangalore
IFSC Code: UBIN0533122
MICR Code: 560026004

Manisha's father Mr Mohanan can be reached at 9739941831. Also, please find below attached doctor certificate.

NRIs are requested to transfer donations from your bank accounts in India.

Dr. Sibin handing over a cheque of Rs. 1 Lakh from Uthishta as medical assistance to Manisha’s father Mohanan. Manisha is hospitalized in NIMHANS Bangalore for a rare Autoimmune Encephalitis disease and she is currently undergoing plasma dialysis along with other costly medications. Doctors are very positive of her recovery with couple of months of medication.

Earlier this week Uthishta had requested all well wishers to donate in support of Manisha and this is the first installment of what many of you have generously contributed so far, handed over to help the family to meet the current expenses at NIMHANS.

Uthishta is continuing our drive to mobilize maximum support to Manisha’s family as the treatment is a long term and expensive one, and the family is looking forward for help to proceed with treatment. Uthishta request all well wishers to contribute financially and also by sharing this with like minded people to to make a difference in their life.

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