Rohan Kattimani is an orphan, infected with HIV through his parents (HIV +). He is looked after by motherâ€™s brother and his family. He stays in a hut in Taleigao with his uncle, aunt, their children & maternal grandmother. He is in VI STD. He is very poor in studies. He has difficulty in studying.
His Uncle has three small daughters, 2 are going to school. In spite of having his own family, he & his wife take care of him. Rohan was not behaving well with the aunt, back answering her, not studying when asked to, not doing the work asked of him, coming home late at night after 10.00 p.m., & unhygienic. The aunt informed one of the staff about his behavior & her wish to put him in the boarding for HIV affected children.
The Presentation Society searched for sponsors for him and he is now being supported by the sponsor. He was also given counseling, In Nov 2015, Rohan developed a problem in seeing in one eye. Immediately, outreach worker took him to Goa Medical College for check up.
The doctor asked to do several tests & X-ray. Tests were done soon & reports collected. The doctor informed that the situation is because ART tablets were not taken on time. Tablets & eyedrops were prescribed. Staff took Rohan to the doctor thrice. The uncle was little interested in his welfare. Now his eyesight has