After the women are discharged from Mission Ashra, a proper follow up is carried out for the next 3 months. At the time of reunion required medicine is provided to the recovered women for another month.. Video conferencing arrangements are under process which will help in remote monitoring of the well-being of the patients, along with regular follow-ups. This would help the doctors to render their services from Bhubaneswar to the reunited women in different parts of the country.
Mission Ashra strives to ensure a better life for its inmates. Once the doctors declare any of the residents recovered, a full-fledged attempt is made to locate their families. Once the family is identified and reunion is confirmed, the inmate is discharged with small ceremony in the campus. So far the organization has been successful in reuniting around 1200 (as of 2018) number of women with their families. The reuniting process is carried out through official correspondence, personal contact, counselling, motivation and also by using judicial intervention if required.
The inmates at the center follow a particular routine which has scheduled prayer, yoga, outdoor activity, dance movement therapy and vocational training. The interested inmates of the center are engaged in various occupational and skill development training according to their areas of interest and capabilities. Bamboo craft, wood art, dance and music, art and painting, incense stick making, chalk making and kitchen gardening, are some of the training given to residents at the center. This helps them to develop a skill, which plays a potential role in the entire process of rehabilitation and reintegration with the society. The organization provides..Read More
After women are brought to mission Ashra shelter home, they are kept under observation. Counselling process starts when the women are considered ready to receive it. Besides the traditional methods, modern therapies are also used to get better result. Currently the center is using pharmacotherapy, activity therapy, group and individual therapy, yoga, alternative therapy viz. music therapy, art therapy, plays and games and occupational therapy. This is done to re-socialize them and help them in gaining consciousness of their presence. The center has a treatment unit where both indoor and outdoor patients receive treatment free of cost.
After a woman is rescued, she is given all the required medical attention. This is done to know her overall health condition and past medical history for effective care.The residents of the center undergo treatment by gynecologists and general physician at regular intervals.
The first step of the process is rescuing the destitute women who exhibit some symptoms of mental disability or illness. Rescue Operation starts as soon as the center gets information from a reliable source pertaining to women with mental illness. The center has a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals along with two ambulances that proactively play their role in rescuing women. The women are then brought to the center for further help and support including medical treatment. Police and allied departments, in coordination with district administration extend their support throughout the process.