Manav Ashray (a unit of HELP Society), provides subsidized accommodation and complimentary meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) to patients and their attendants, who come to Delhi for medical treatment. These people come from various parts of India and abroad and have great difficulty in finding suitable and affordable accommodation outside the hospital.
Delhi highly boasts of world class facilities for medical treatment for a number of diseases, but the cost of treatment in a number of Government and Private Hospitals has consistently risen over the past, thus making it difficult for the people to cope with other basic needs like finding affordable shelter while their near and dear ones get treated in one of the hospitals.
It is here, that the role of Voluntary sector comes into providing facilities like food and shelter at the bare minimum rate to patients and their attendants. With this basic aim in mind, "Manav Ashray" was set up by HELP Society in the year 2003.
With the motive of "Sarve Santu Niramaya" (May all be well), we offer clean, hygienic and comfortable stay to patients and their attendants at a very nominal rate. We have tried to provide a home for those who are away from their home.
"Manav Ashray" has indeed provided respite to the poor and the needy patients. We have so far provided shelter to more than 7 Lakh people. In addition to accommodation, free quality vegetarian food which is good, tasty and nutritious is also provided three times a day. We have four Air-Conditioned Vehicles which are used by the patients and their attendants to commute between Manav Ashray and the hospitals, where they are under-going treatment, at very nominal rates.
OUR POLICY - NO DONATIONS, NO GRANTS
It might be relevant to mention here that Manav Ashray does NOT take any Donations or Grants from either Government or any Institution or Individual.
We are a totally Self-Reliant Organisation.
Manav Ashray believes in the theory of "SERVING HUMANITY IS THE ONLY RELIGION". Besides having patients and their families from India we also have people coming from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Uzbekistan and other countries. Patients from US and UK have availed of the facilities here. The spirit behind Manav Ashray is "The hands that serve are holier than the lips that pray." "The service to humanity is the service to God" as enunciated by Swami Vivekananda is our motto.
ONE BIG FAMILY
Over the years Manav Ashray has turned itself into one big family, bestowing care and giving healing touch to the patients. In many cases, it has acted as a morale booster, it has helped the patients to come out of their despair and tread on a path of full hope and free of suffering. It has given the patients, the will to fight and often conquer their disease and infection and return home as healthy as a normal person. It helps in giving hope to the hopeless.