THE BANYAN

The Banyan for the Destitute & Psychiatric Aged provides free-of-cost shelter, clothing, food, and medical support for senior citizens, Adaikalam – Transit care center, Clustered Group Homes, Mental Health Programmes – Urban & Rural. It was established in 1993 (Reg no. 1589/4) represented by Dr. Vandana Gopikumar, (Founder & Trustee).

The Banyan for the Destitute & Psychiatric Aged is registered under Registration U/S 12A Read With Section 12AA Of The Income Tax Act 1961 DIT (E) /2(261)93-94 dated 08.12.1993 & Registration U/S 80G(5)(vi) Of The Income Tax Act 1961 DIT (E) No.2(261)/93-94 dated 23.09.2008 by Director of Income Tax (Exemption), Chennai.

Address: 6th Main Road, Mogappair Eri Scheme, Mogappair West, Chennai-600037

No. of senior residents: 282

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Healthcare
There are numerous healthcare requirements that old age homes need to meet to provide the elderly with the comfortable and dignified life they deserve. Through our Aushad initiative, we empower the elderly to take control of their health by equipping them with health kits and important amenities, conducting regular health camps, and distributing prescribed medication.
First-aid kits are designed according to the need and the healthcare emergency old age homes have to deal with. A good first-aid kit is made up of certain essential items like a thermometer, antiseptic ointment, pain relief gel, band-aids in assorted sizes, etc.
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– First Aid Kit
Crepe Bandage (cm) 6 x 400, Adhesive Bandage (cm) 1.9 x 7.2, Adhesive Bandage (cm) 2.5, Pain Relief Gel – 30 gm, Povidone Iodine Ointment – 20 gm, Clinical Thermometer, Antiseptic Liquid – 50 ml, Microporous Surgical Tape – 1.25cm, Disprin Tablets, Paracetamol 500mg Tablet, Absorbent Cotton Wool I.P 15g, Gauze Swab – 5cm x 5cm x 12ply, Absorbent Gauze Roll (cm) 7.5 x 400 & Pill Box (cm) 8.5 x 345014  

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Based on the requirements of the old age home’s residents, BHB conducts health camps ranging from cardiology, eye screening, general geriatric health, and more.
*Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, health camps are forbidden to conduct.
Healthcare Amenities: Certain healthcare amenities like blood pressure monitoring machines, glucometers, adult diapers, eye spectacles, etc., are essential in enabling the elderly to keep track of their health and improve their quality of life.
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– Sugar Kit (A set of Glucometer, Lancets & Strips)
4,7353  

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– Blood Pressure Machine
2,6033  

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– Thermometer & Pulse Oximeter
1,0553  

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– Adult Diapers 10.S(Monthly)
290234  

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– Rubber Hot Water Bag
28427  

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The objective of this drive is to ensure the continued wellbeing of the old-age homes’ residents by providing them with a free supply of general and personalized medications.
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– Prescription Medicines
Medicines for the Month of June 2021 (Donated by Apollo Hospital Enterprise Limited)0282  
food and nutrition

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– Ration Kit
Poha 1kg, Atta 3kg, Ragi 1kg, Rice bran oil 1 ltr, Health mix 1kg, Pulses 2kg, Turmeric powder 100gm, Salt 500gm, Vegetables 10kg805282  

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hygiene and sanitation
Assisting the elderly to maintain good personal hygiene and sanitation practices is a primary responsibility of old-age homes. Hygiene kits for old age homes include products like antiseptic liquid, handwash, sanitizers, reusable cleaning gloves, masks, washing powder, toiletries, floor cleaner, etc. Personal hygiene kits include antiseptic liquid, bathing soap, earbuds, handwash, sanitizers, masks, body lotion, etc.
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– Hygiene Kits For Home
Floor Disinfectant Cleaner 5L, Toilet Cleaner 5LTR, Handwash 5L, Surface Disinfectant 5L, Mosquito repellent Daily Spray 5L & Natural Soapnut Detergent 5L 10,10414  

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– Personal Hygiene Kits
Healing Skin Butter 25G, Natural Cold Rub 25G & Infused coconut Oil 75 ML430282  

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Infrastructure
The provision of basic healthcare aids in old age homes is a key indicator of a good healthcare system. The provision of medical equipment like walking aids, medical beds, water purifiers, etc., can contribute greatly to improving the quality of life of the elderly.
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– Wheelchair
5,0725  

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– Bedding Kits (Mattress, Pillow & Bedsheet)
2,595282  

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– Water Purifier
8,10017  

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– Walker
1,86522  

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