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DEAN Foundation, Hospice and Palliative Care Centre

location: ChennaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Support Care of terminally-ill poor patients by sponsoring the part salary of our Social worker
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Donate to a fund that will help us buy medicines and consumables to treat cancer patients
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To cater to that vulnerable, marginalised section of society that cannot defend or speak for itself - mainly the destitute, the homeless and afflicted women, who will receive priority for admission and free treatment. To care for those suffering from
Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya, after reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche was inspired to begin a Hospice. She invited two of her friends to form DEAN Foundation. Her belief in the statement - When life begins with an act of Love, why shouldn’t it end that way ? – drives her to serve patients who approach Dean Foundation for end-of-life care, with passion.
Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya is the Founder and the Managing Trustee. She holds an M.Phil Degree in Communication and Journalism and apart from managing the whole project, assists in designing new and effective communication strategies to create awareness on Palliative Care, to ensure this service reaches the common man at the edge of Rural Tamil Nadu. She develops and directs palliative care programmes and focuses public attention on the importance of the management of pain, symptoms and emotional / psychosocial / spiritual / ethical dimensions of advanced diseases and end-of-life issues. She also creates avenues for Training of Medical personnel in the government Sector in Palliative Medicine. Through the mass media, she influences public opinion in correcting current perceptions.
Full time staff :7
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :16
Volunteers: 15
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 17980677
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 16862903
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of newly registered patients: 1306
No. of patients and family members counseled: 1662
No. of people made aware of Palliative Care: 14380
No. of Volunteers and Nurse-aids trained in the basics of Palliative Care: 55
No. of meetings with Palliative Care Bodies, State and Central Govt. officials: 10
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, DEAN Foundation was awarded the Certificate of Honour by the Global Health City at The 4th International Nursing Conference Outstanding Service towards Cancer and Palliative Care
In 2016, Mrs. Menaka, Senior Nurse-in-charge was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by the Global Health City at The 4th International Nursing Conference Generous outstanding commitment, dedication and tireless Nursing Service towards Palliative patients
In 2016, Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya, Chairman was awarded the Inspiring Change Women Achiever Award by the M/s. Jupiter Events in association with Grand Mall and Inno Geocity, Chennai on the occasion of International Women’s Day
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)17,03436,3668,030
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia722,127210,175457,350
Other donations from Indian individuals4,552,2236,359,6258,749,223
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia41,88131,60522,165
Other donations from foreign individuals294,35047,6879,419
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)9,094,3207,466,4852,700,000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)1,523,43700
Sale of assets400,0000208,750
Total Receipts17,980,67714,151,94313,145,136
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)231,9580496,592
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries0208,4361,049,149
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits7,898,5514,916,9755,403,667
Staff training307,706536,264165,678
Staff travel33,4451,153,31530,172
Consultant's fees170,853116,36831,773
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)1,932,7462,044,6851,373,229
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)3,155,7151,952,4191,930,593
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)453,025610,316736,257
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits815,000762,0410
Staff training084,0000
Staff travel36,75279,1450
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)245,884109,8010
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)137,6681,537,7417,580
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )55,00050,00030,000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)0610,3160
Other non-programme expenses93,05382,147701,302
Total Payments16,862,90315,003,73912,989,265
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.271]
2 PAN Number:AAATD3083C
3 12-A [No.60/98/99]
4 80G [No.DIT(E) No. 2(20)/98-99]
5 FCRA [No.75900984]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Mr. C. Ananda Kumar
 AH-91(Old No.205), III Street, VIII Main Road, Anna Nagar
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000022
 5,000 – 10,000279
 10,000 – 25,0008715
 25,000 – 50,000112
 50,000 – 1,00,000101
 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 – 25,0003
 25,000 – 50,0002
 50,000 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 900000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 54000
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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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya
 Female, Managing Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Dr. Ravi Sundar George
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Mr. Ravi Kumaran Nair
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya Was heading a Customer Care Centre in a multinational paging company before establishing DEAN Foundation. She keeps updating her counselling skills in various forums, latest being a workshop at Public Health Foundation of India at New Delhi.
2 Dr. Ravi Sundar George Dr. Ravi Sundar George holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and is the Professor & Head, Dept. of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University. He is passionate about Palliative Care and brings his vast experience in the field of research and teaching to the operations of DEAN Foundation.
3 Mr. Ravi Kumaran Nair A Mechanical Engineer, Mr. Nair retired as the Deputy Director General, Ordnance Factories, Government of India. He then completed a post graduate diploma in Counselling and went on to earn a degree in Homeopathy. He was a Volunteer with DEAN Foundation for over 14 years, before becoming a Trustee.
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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 2016-201716/03/201633
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201716/03/201633
Annual Report for the year 2015-201631/10/201633
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201631/10/201633
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External Reviews
1M/s. N Raja & Associates
2State Govt of Tamil Nadu
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Importance of Social workers
5 year old Master S R was having stomach pain and vomiting when he was 3 ½ years old. On treatment, vomiting stopped and stomach pain still continued. Investigations which were done showed that the child has abdominal neuro blastoma, a common Cancer for children of this age group. The child was referred to DEAN Foundation’s unit. His condition deteriorated after chemotherapy and he needed symptomatic treatment which was given. The parents wanted to take the child home and spend the remaining days of his life at home as a family even though the child requires constant medical attention. Currently the child is complaining of pain and occasional vomiting – a clear indication of his deteriorating. This was found out by his regular phone call. On hearing that the condition of the child was bad and that he still had pain, the Social workers encouraged the family continue to come to our Out-patient department. They were reassured that should the condition deteriorate, the treatment and support will continue through Home based care also, as and when required.
 Helping with care
Mr. J H is a 36 yrs old male. He is a supplier of laborers to contractors. His wife does not work. He has 3 daughters. In February 2012, he had pain in the abdomen with constipation. He consulted a general physician with no relief. He went to a private hospital underwent all the investigations, and the reports revealed the diagnosis as “Carcinoma in colon” He underwent surgery, and was given medications & later discharged. Two months later he started chemotherapy. Four months later he again had severe abdominal pain, constipation & difficulty in breathing. He went to the hospital again where the doctors referred him for Palliative Care. He came to Dean Foundation very late in the evening with his wife with severe pain and was also depressed. Luckily our nurses were present and gave him reassurance and comfort. Our doctor was called immediately and he examined him thoroughly. He advised the nurses to give him medications for pain relief and other distressing symptoms like constipation, nausea & vomiting, respiratory distress, anxiety & depression. Our Social Worker counseled him and his wife, explained them about the incurability of the disease. He is getting treatment now and is under various medication.

You can communicate with DEAN Foundation, Hospice and Palliative Care Centre at
Deepa Muthaiya
Old No. 73/New No. 59, II Street, Aspiran Garden Colony, Kilpauk-
Chennai - 600010,India

Or you can reach DEAN Foundation, Hospice and Palliative Care Centre here
Phone : 91 44 26454949
Fax : 91 44 26260552
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