Integrated Muscular Dystrophy Rehabilitation Center (IMDRC) – "MANAV MANDIR"
The Indian Association of Muscular Dystrophy has established a 50 bedded Integrated Muscular Dystrophy Rehabilitation Center- “Manav Mandir” in Solan (H.P), for the rehabilitation and management training for the patients of Muscular Dystrophy and their families. The outdoor and indoor services at this center started in January 2017.
This is a seven-storied building, out of which 5 stories are being utilized and the rest are under construction. The entire area is 277.54 Sq. Meters. The center is very sunny and scenic and is surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys. The entire building is wheelchair accessible. The center is a little away from the hustle-bustle of the town to provide peace and quiet to the participants but well connected with the city center.
(SOLAR PASSIVE, EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT, INNOVATIVE AND COST-EFFECTIVE DESIGN)
SERVICES AT – IMDRC – ‘MANAV MANDIR’
- Physiotherapy - Physiotherapy is the only known cure for muscular dystrophy, and we are now offering state of the art therapy with special gadgets. The Physiotherapy hall can accommodate 50 patients at one time. This spacious south-facing room is well lit and overlooks the beautiful valley from its big glass windows. Soft melodious music adds to the atmosphere.
Hydrotherapy - Hydrotherapy has been outlined by doctors as excellent treatment. It is believed that it improves and maintains mobility, strength, and flexibility of muscles, and is a good form of aerobic exercise. IMDRC has a temperature-controlled ‘indoor pool’ and ‘steam’ facility for all its patients. The pool is 4.75 Meters by 8.75 Meters. We use special equipment for exercises in water under the guidance of our trained staff.
- DNA & Carrier testing - We facilitate DNA and carrier testing. The samples are collected at our center and sent to CCNB Hyderabad. Genetic Counselling is also being offered on a regular basis by professional doctors.
DR. CHANDAK FROM CENTRE FOR CELLULAR, DR. VINAY GOYAL FROM AIMS DELHI MOLECULAR BIOLOGY HYDERABAD
Psychological Counselling - It is an important part of the rehabilitation process. The President and the Secretary of Indian Association of Muscular Dystrophy are MD afflicts themselves and are managing their lives successfully. They contributing their valuable time and support to counsel all the affected individuals having similar conditions on a regular basis.
Regular Medical Check-ups - General medical check-ups by professional doctors of MMU Medical College, Solan, is being carried out at IMDRC on a regular basis for Muscular Dystrophy afflicts.
REGULAR MEDICAL CHECK-UPS
Dental Check-up - For a person afflicted with Muscular Dystrophy, dental care gets neglected as it tends to become their last priority. Keeping this in view, free dental check-ups and hygiene counselling is provided by Mathuram DAV Dental College, Solan, from time to time.
Meditation and Yog Pranayam - These give tremendous positive energy and support to the afflicts of Muscular Dystrophy and their families. The Meditation and Yog-Pranayam sessions are mandatory at IMDRC and are being supervised by an Ayurvedic Doctor and a Yoga trainer.
MEDITATION AND YOG PRANAYAM
Diet Plan - A planned and nutritious diet is an integral part of the residential camp at the center- “Manav Mandir”. The afflicts also receive nutritional guidance and detailed diet plans to take back with them from trained dieticians.
Picnics with a purpose - In order to bridge the social gap, we have introduced outdoor fun activities called ‘picnics’ that help us bond with each other, with our community and our environment.
PICNICS WITH A PURPOSE
Recreational Activities - Volunteers from regional Educational Institutions regularly participate in evening recreational activities. This enhances the spirits and motivates the afflicts and their families.
Facilities AT – IMDRC – "MANAV MANDIR"
IMDRC has created very spacious, well lit, and comfortable living quarters for its participants. The idea is the make the MD sufferer and his family comfortable before they begin their camp.
Dormitories - There are two dormitories, which have curtain partitioned cubicles with electric beds to facilitate the movements of MD patients. Each cubicle has a separate bed for the attendant as well along with spacious storage space. It also has a heated floor to keep it warm and cozy. There are sufficient neat and clean common toilets.
MALE AND FEMALE DORMITORIES
Private rooms – There are 19 private rooms with attached bathrooms in soothing colour schemes, overlooking the valleys.
Administrative Block and OPD – The center has a fairly large administrative block for all the staff to sit comfortably. It also has a dedicated OPD room for the consultation, where doctors come for medical and dental check-ups on a regular basis.
ADMINISTRATIVE BLOCK AND OPD
Kitchen and Dining Room – Manav Mandir has paid special attention to its kitchen and dining hall as diet is an important feature in the lives of people affected with Muscular Dystrophy. The kitchen is equipped with all modern gadgets and the dining hall is spacious and well-lit with huge windows overlooking the valley and the mountains.
KITCHEN AND DINING
Recreation and Yoga hall – The center has a separate hall for conducting yoga and recreational sessions. It has comfortable yoga mats as well as all kinds of board games for children to play. The hall also has a music and karaoke system to facilitate singing and dancing.
RECREATION AND YOGA HALL
Eco-friendly Centre – Manav mandir is truly an eco – friendly center with a ‘solar power’ plant of 50 kW capacity installed on its roof. The electricity generated is exported to the H.P. State Electricity Board. It also has installed 3 ‘rain harvesting’ tanks with a capacity of 4 lakh liter. The center also has overhead tanks of equal capacity. So, water is in abundance for the participants. It also has a RO system to maintain the quality of the water, generator for power backup, and fully automatic laundry unit.
SOLAR POWER, RAIN WATER HARVESTING TANK, RO
Parking - IMDRC has parking facilities for the Visitors and Families of Muscular Dystrophy affected people at Ground-1 Floor of IMDRC Building with parking the capacity of 20 to 25 vehicles.
Garden and Open Space – The entire surrounding area of the center is covered with a kitchen garden and flower beds. Besides this, the center has a lawn area of about 500 sq. feet, covered with beautiful natural green grass. We are also in the process of planting all fruit trees to be enjoyed by our participants. We also encourage our participants to get involved with gardening if they wish to.
GARDEN AND OPEN SPACE
Vehicle Support – The center has twoAmbulances for facilitating the participants as required.