Sponsor 6 sessions of chemotherapy for a very poor person suffering from cancer-Charutar Arogya Mandal
Sponsor 6 sessions of chemotherapy for a very poor person suffering from cancer, INR 9000
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Overview

Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM) is an NGO based out of Anand district in the state of Gujarat, India. CAM reaches out to poor people (especially in rural areas) where it is difficult for patients to come over to the hospital due to lack of transportation.

How It Works

• With reference to Cancer & Cardiac patients or accident victims at CAM, the following process is followed: after complete diagnosis, the concerned patient approaches the doctor who can help him/her find a donor who could support the treatment cost.
• After interviewing the patient, the doctor refers the case to the Patient Support Group (PSG).
• PSG comprises of two units namely a) Concession and b) Fundraising.
• The Concession Unit does a background check of the parent, analyzes their socio-economic condition, undertakes a home visit (if required), interviews neighbours and accordingly prepares a report recommending fundraising, which is forwarded to the CAM management.
• The Fundraising Unit develops the child's profile, prepares an appeal to be published in local media, to be posted on the internet and to be put up at different hospital corners.
• This strategy is adopted if the treatment cost is more than Rs.1 lakh.
• If the treatment cost is less than Rs.1 lakh, the child is treated at subsidized rates jointly funded by the parent and CAM.
• Once admitted, the doctor at CAM monitors the child's treatment and progress. • CAM maintains regular contact with the beneficiary s family through home visits and phone calls.
• The Fundraising Unit keeps a track of funds raised for the respective beneficiaries and ensures that funds are utilized properly.

Statistics

• Rs. 60 to Rs. 80 – Daily wages of the beneficiaries
• Rs. 1,800-Rs. 2,400 – Monthly income of the beneficiaries
• Rs. 4,250 – Monthly income threshold for regular patients
• Rs. 15,000 – Monthly income threshold for terminally ill patients

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
6 sessions of chemotherapy 9000.00
Unit Price 9000
Quantity
Total 9000
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Ravjibhai Parmar bounces back to his normal life
Ravjibhai Parmar, 60 years a resident of village Saiyadpura from Anand District was diagnosed with Left Pyriform Fossa before six months. He resorted to our hospital after taking elaborate treatment for 6 months from local doctors as well as quacks. A farm labourer by occupation, and a contributing member to support a family of 12, Ravjibhai a chain smoker was not in a position to afford Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy for his treatment. He preferred relenting to destiny for his life with this dreaded disease rather than pursuing the expensive treatment of cancer.
The patient relation department which is the public domain of the hospital was assigned the responsibility of this case. The executives assessed the socio-economic condition of the patient and persuaded him to follow the treatment promising him, that a major par to his treatment charges would be borne by the hospital and he shall have to spend a minimal token amount. Ravjibhai was ready then to take the treatment. Hospital raised funds for the treatment by contacting philanthropic agencies and local community around.
Ravjibhai has been given Chemotherapy on July 8, 2008 and Radiation Therapy on June 26, 2008 and he is on a follow up treatment now. He has stopped consuming tobacco and has shifted to a healthy diet. As a result he is able to carry out his heavy work of farm laborer and contribute to family income. A very happy and spirited person Ravjibhai is a source of motivation to other cancer victims of our hospital and his community also.

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