Shanti, a fifty-year-old woman from Up, has been living in Ekta Vihar slum community for thirty-five years. Married at 10, she and her husband moved from Gorakhpur to Delhi for a better life. When her husband faced a mental health crisis, she became the sole caregiver and breadwinner for over seventeen years.
The loss of her husband five years ago shattered her completely. In the darkest times, Asha came as a ray of hope in her life.
During a routine screening by a community health volunteer, it was discovered that Shanti has symptoms of hypertension and diabetes. Asha Health team diagnosed her condition and immediately enrolled her in a hypertension and diabetic clinic, providing proper medication and care at their slum centre. Her health improved with medication, a healthy diet, and regular exercise. Asha’s team continues to monitor her health with regular follow-ups and checkups. Shanti says that the healing touch with love, care and compassion along with proper medication is what needed the most and she thanked Asha’s Health team for taking care of her.