location: GudalurTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Save lives by reimbursing a fund set up to provide emergency support to patients
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide dental hygiene for poor tribals by supporting a fund for dental care at the Gudalur Adivasi Hospital
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Protect the health of poor tribals by contributing to a fund for out-patient treatment at the Gudalur Adivasi Hospital
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor 10 meals for the caretakers of patients and tribal paramedic students at the Gudalur Adivasi Hospital
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To establish a health system for the tribals in the Gudalur valley. The Gudalur Adivasi Hospital and the area centers should be accessable, acceptable , effective and sustainable. It should be owned and managed by the community.
The Tribals of Gudalur had no access to health care. Deaths, from causes that were easily preventable, were rampant. The tribal numbers were dwindling. ASHWINI was started to tackle this problem.
Dr Nandakumar is the founder member of ASHWINI and the Director of Gudalur Adivasi Hospital. He did his surgical training in the US and came back to India to work for the tribals. Quote- "It does not matter if you save a life by giving Intravenous fluids or by doing a complicated surgery. The bottom line is that you have saved a life."
Full time staff :25
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :63
Volunteers: 7
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 45174516
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 44215475
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of persons identified: 457
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, Dr.Nandakumar Menon was awarded the The Lancet Commision on Global Surgery- The Indian NGO- Doctors for You by the Lancet Commision On Global Surgery Surgery
In 2013, ASHWINI was awarded the Rotary India service to humanity award by the Rotary International Improvement in maternal and child health
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)11,321,1637,844,8127,710,167
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia216,892809,143564,222
Other donations from Indian individuals702,8001,656,500463,000
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia50,71528,670148,731
Other donations from foreign individuals2,735,5066,806,0142,203,160
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)7,154,3607,465,50721,515,352
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)19,035,5255,787,2407,509,376
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts45,174,51633,863,89642,705,161
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)8,179,7021,329,54315,692,984
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits17,498,89512,328,60313,062,966
Staff training74,745939,91375,919
Staff travel107,928240,299393,606
Consultant's fees360,796175,544170,961
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)3,042,6592,459,0822,097,038
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)5,883,2525,798,1735,779,751
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme563,0171,884,4491,653,338
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)5,741,0796,224,6326,256,632
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses000
Total Payments44,215,47534,818,59748,241,420
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.51/1990 ]
2 PAN Number:AAATA3932B
3 12-A [No.1419(99)/92-93]
4 80G [No.C.No 227(301)/CIT-II/CBE/2001-02]
5 FCRA [No.075970084]
6 35AC [No.]
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 J.Mathew& Co.
 100 commissioners Road,Near Breaks Primary School
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,00083644
 10,000 – 25,00082836
 25,000 – 50,000437
 50,000 – 1,00,000123
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0002
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 70000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 6396
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 K T Subramanian
 Male, Secretary , INR 0.00,
2 Janaki
 Female, President , INR 0.00,
3 Ambika K
 Female, Treasurer , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 K T Subramanian Has been a leader of the Adivasi community, the secretary of the people’s organisation called AMS for many years.
2 Janaki Has worked as a health Animator in the villages for the Past 24 years promoting health
3 Ambika K Works as Senior Nursing Staff in Gudalur Adivasi Hopsital. Has worked as a Nurse for last 25 years.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201729/03/20171014
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201729/03/20171010
Annual Report for the year 2015-201620/09/201733
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201630/08/20171314
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External Reviews
1Kalyaniwala & Mistry, Mumbai for Navajbai Rattan Tata Trust
2Khanna Associates for Navajbai Rattan Tata Trust
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Story of Shanthi
On the verandas of their thatched huts, tribals lay down to die when they fall ill as they had no money to access healthcare. Shanthi too would have been would have been one such case. The Gudalur Adivasi Hospital was set up for the tribals. All the staff too were tribals. The community was encouraged to seek healthcare. Shanthi had a high fever from a huge breast abscess. She had to be admitted for many days. The family was in financial difficulty. She was given some free meals- whatever th family could not afford. She went home well and the family did not get into debt.
 She lives today
12 year old Mary (name changed) was brought to Gudalur adivasi hospital in a state of coma. Dr Nandakumar and the nursing team struggled to get her back to life. They intubated her as her oxygenation was falling. But she was not recovering. We transported her to Calicut Medical College in an ambulance, endotracheal tube, IV, Oxygen and all. She got expert care. She came back a week later, totally cured. But for the tertiary care, she would not be alive today.
 Preventing morbidity from dental infections
The tribals of Gudalur did not have a concept of dental care. Many suffered from severe dental infections. We screened all school children for dental problems and educated them about dental hygiene. All cavities were filled. None of these children suffer from caries teeth now. They understand the need for oral and dental hygiene.
 A major deformity avoided
The tribals of the Gudalur valley had no access to health care. The Gudalur Adivasi Hospital was set up for the tribal community. Health seeking behavior was encouraged. 10 year old Vasu (name changed) had a fall. His parents immediately brought him to hospital. He had fractured his arm. He was given treatment for a small payment. His arm healed well and a major deformity was avoided.

You can communicate with ASHWINI at
Dr Nandakumar Menon
Gudalur Adivasi Hospital, P.O Box 20-
Gudalur - 643212,India

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Phone : 91 4262 261645
Fax : 91 4262 261504
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