When persons of good will come together, wonders happen. OPPAM (Organization of Pain and Palliative Assistance and Management) is a team of volunteers with exceptional interest for the holistic progress of the society. These likeminded persons from different walks of life come together and organize various programmes to support weaker and sections of the society. Their services with the close accompaniment of Samaritan were meritorious in very crucial times especially at the 2018 flood that affected the entire state of Kerala. Animation programmes and social welfare activities keep their dedication growing. OPPAM is the channel to reach out to the deserving members of the society and act according to the needs. As a multi-skilled community, OPPAM creatively address all possible affairs of social welfare. They are the backbone that keeps the mission of Samaritan moving.
Timely medical intervention is crucial in every unexpected physical condition. Once the hospital intervention is complete, the patient may have to take at most care in the following days which may extends to years. Some long term diseases further weakens various aspects specifically health, mind, family, financial stability and social involvements. We have a devoted medical team including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and other volunteers. They regularly visits homes of patients and attend their needs. The team provides essential medicines, medical equipments including oxygen, wheel chairs, water beds, air beds, walkers etc. In the case of patients requiring dressing up of wounds the medical team is ready to render frequent visits.
Sickness of any member in a family is a concern of every other. Focusing on the stability of the family seems a better antidote for this. Our medical team which includes trained counselors is ready to help out distressing family members. OPPAM volunteers are at service to find a way out of the economic crisis in each case. Thus supporting a patient becomes the support for the entire family. Samaritan Animation center avails suitable means to find a livelihood, though menial to the persons undergoing difficult physical conditions.
Focusing on families that are isolated from the mainstream, either due to financial constrains, stigmas, sickness, physical or psychological ailments, Samaritan renders a laudable service to bring them to the limelight of the society. Besides we try to bring out patients who are confined to their homes to the social circles. This gives them a chance find to cherish their cultural and artistic aspirations. The animation center distributes books those interested in reading. The small scale production unit is envisioned for their welfare.
Samaritan Ambulance service assists the home care unit. The ambulance is ready for the transportation of poor and critical patients at times of emergency.
We realize the need of transforming our younger generation into virtuous citizens who will better stand for the entire humanity. This thought motivates us to organize assorted animation programmes for different age group and specifically for the students. Awareness programmes for the voluntary organizations like; NSS, SPC, AICUF, Red Cross etc. are effective in influencing the pulse of the society. A team of trained resources persons and experts actualize this goal. The collaboration of Janamythri Police, Kudumbasree were significant in these animation enterprises.