Many positive changes have taken place as a result of the generosity of donors and the work of the new director and staff. Some of those changes are:
A car was purchased to transport children to Tokuda Hospital, medical exams at specialized hospitals/clinics and with different specialists. A GPS was also installed in the car to ensure that the car was only being used for the purpose of transporting children to medical appointments.
The dining room that had been turned into a storage space was repaired and now
children are being fed there instead of in their beds. The old kitchen staff was fired and a new staff is in place. The children are eating meals from a spoon and are being exposed to a variety of nutritious foods.
Many children have been hospitalizations in Tokuda to diagnose and treat medical conditions. MRI's, CT scans, blood tests, genetic tests and Metabolic screenings have been performed. Orthopedic devices for dozens of children have been individually designed and purchased. Each child now has a primary care doctor and the children are receiving vitamins, testing for conditions such as Vitamin D deficiencies & any other medical evaluations that they need.
The 6th floor, where the children with the most significant special needs live, was renovated. Two additional nurses were hired to care for the children on the 6th floor.
Donors have provided physical therapy equipment, developmental toys, high chairs and other equipment for the children to use. Additional donors have provided the funds for renovating each floor of the orphanage. Some areas are already complete and others are currently under construction/remodel.
The oxygen system that provides oxygen to the maternity/nursery area and other areas of the orphanage was completely updated to code to ensure that it is stored safely and all the pipes are up to date and safe. The 2 professional washers in use at the orphanage were completely repaired & updated.
Video cameras have been installed throughout the orphanage to monitor the personnel, their interactions with the children and to ensure that the children are taken out of their cribs and properly cared for.
Some children were moved to other orphanages for older children and others were moved to foster care. For those who remain in the HMSCC-Pleven, the most significant change has been ensuring that all the children who meet the legal status of orphan are registered for adoption. Since August 2011, over 50 children who lived in the HMSCC-Pleven have been adopted, many of them with severe mental delays and physical special needs.
Meet some of the children who've been adopted since 2011 and see their amazing transformations........