Contribute towards a fund for intensive care treatment for low-weight babies, INR 10000
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Overview

Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM), an NGO based out of the district of Anand in the state of Gujarat, runs a neonatal care programme for babies born underweight.

How It Works

• Parents of such children who approach CAM for the child's treatment are first interviewed by the doctor who then 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 respective beneficiaries and ensures that funds are utilized properly.

Statistics

• Rs. 4,250 – Monthly income threshold for regular patients
• Rs. 15,000 – Monthly income threshold for terminally ill patients

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Contributing to a fund to sponsor intensive care for low weight babies 10000.00
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Kangaroo Mother Care saves life of a premature girl child
Ambala Nayak, a farm labourer earns little to support his family of six which includes his wife and daughter and a mentally challenged brother. His wife delivered a female child prematurely who miraculously survived without ventilator support for a week even with a birth weight of only 600 Gms.
The father of the child was keen on saving his daughter though his extended family members advised him to cease the treatment for his daughter. But Ambalal was firm; the gender of his child did not inhibit his feelings, quite a rare scene in the society where male child preference does not need any evidence. The hospital authorities decided to treat the child free of cost considering the good prognosis the child had. The child named "Krishna" by the nurses of NICU was put on ventilator for 90 days, till she gained a weight of 2 kg and was declared normal to survive without medical supervision. The precious life of a Girl child could be saved through the generous donations received from the donors.
Krishna now lives with her parents and her elder sisters at home. The father comes to the hospital for medical guidance from the doctors. He is particularly happy as he could have the opportunity to save the life of his daughter. It is worth mentioning here that the poor parents were so keen on saving their child. That the mother who could not stay back in the hospital as she had to feed her elder Daughters and take care of mentally challenged brother in law, but to compensate the Father of the child worked in the farms during the day time and returned to the Hospital in the evening and provided Kangaroo Mother Care to his daughter, which is a very essential form of treatment for low birth weight infants.

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