You can help a poor child with cancer get the treatment they need
When Sandip was 8 years old, he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.
His father had passed away and the only breadwinner of the family was his mother. She worked as a daily wage labourer on a farm. Her earning was not even enough to scrape together food for both of them.
The doctors said that Sandip could make a complete recovery. But there was no way for his mother to put together the money for his treatment. She was utterly devasted at the thought that she might lose her only ray of hope because she could not afford to pay for his treatment.
Charutar Arogya Mandal discovered her case and took full responsibility of Sandip’s treatment. They paid for his radiation and chemotherapy until he was completely cured. Sandip and his mother now have a future to look forward to all thanks to the donors who helped them.
Donate now to help an underprivileged child like Sandip fight cancer. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is [GIVEASSURED] (https://monthly.giveindia.org/giveassured). Your donation will pay for the child’s treatment.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
The cancer center at Shree Krishna Hospital, managed by Charutar Arogya Mandal treats patients from weaker economic groups who cannot afford the treatment. Background checks and home visits are conducted to determine the socioeconomic condition of the patient to ensure that the patients in need are getting the aid.
Each patient goes through recommended sessions of radiation therapy which can go up to 25 sessions per patient. The Center offers a state- of- the- art multidisciplinary cancer care at affordable or no cost. With a range of experienced and compassionate experts in Cancer, it has evolved as a shelter for the needy patients.
Several types of cancer in children have survival rates of around 80% with proper treatment and Charutar Arogya Mandal strives to help as many patients as they can. Patients like Sandip need your help, donate to the program and help save a patient battling with cancer.
About The NGO
Charutar Arogya Mandal
19 November, 2019
Radiation sessions in progress
Radiation sessions in progress
22 July, 2019
For over 2 years now, in 450 of its beds located in the “Ashirward wards”,
treatment has been made free. Admitted patients have to bear only the cost
of pharmacy and consumables. While undergoing surgery, these patients spend
only half to one third of the amount charged by other private Hospitals.
Our own as well as government schemes are being implemented to provide
succour to needy patients in terms of concession in treatment costs, which
annually amounts to over Rs 26 crores which is supported by generous
contributions from donors. It is only through the constant support and
generosity of donors that we have been able to do the kind of work that
benefits the community at large. We look forward to your continued support.
Story from the field
29 year old Mukeeta belongs Anand. Her husband Yasifbhai is a daily wage worker. Her in-laws stay with them. Though short of economic resources, they are happily married and have three children in their married life of nine years. In winter of 2018 for the last few days Mukeeta had cough and sore throat. She tried home remedies but the coughing continued. Suddenly one day while changing, she noticed a lump omn her left breast. She panicked and her mind wavered with fears of the unforeseen. She spoke to her neighbour friend who advised her to consult a doctor. The lump seemed to enlarge day by day. The skin colour & treatment texture had changed. Examination by the doctor and subsequent biopsy tests revealed that she had breast cancer. The world crashed around her. The oncologist councelled them that regarding the need for surgery, followed by radiation therapy & chemotherapy. She Examined that the estimated cost would br Rs.2 lakhs. Yasifbhai expressed to the doctor his unability to afford the treatment cost. The case was discussed within the Mandal team. Considering their family background, it was decided to treat her at subsidized rates with donor support. She was operated in April 2018. After follow ups radiation therapy & chemotherapy were started in December 2018. She has successfully completed her radiation therapy & chemotherapy. Now she has returned to her routine life with no fear whatsoever. The family is grateful for the support received from the Hospital as well as the donors.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||237|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||184|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Karamsad/Anand/Gujarat|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||22500000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||17419500|
23 May, 2019
- The Foundation Day of the Charutar Argoya Mandal was celebrated on 27th July, 2018 with narratives from patients, doctors, staff and facilitators. Employees who have completed 25 years of service were felicitated. In his address, Shri Sandeep Desai, CEO while thanking donors for their generous support to the Mandal, mentioned that less privileged patients were provided a relief to the extent of 25 percent of the Hospital income, through the various health-care schemes implemented at the Hospital.
- The Foundation Day of the Manibhai Shivabhai Patel Cancer Centre was celebrated on 27th August, 2018. It was attended by cancer patients who shared their success stories and participated in the cultural events. Dr Rushi Panchal summarized the achievements of the Centre over the years and the expertise it offers to patients especially on consistent focussed radiation therapy, and brachytheraphy which makes the Centre unique. Ms Margaretwambu Macharia from Kenya, whose aunt has been flown in from Kenya for treatment appreciated the treatment being provided and the compassionate service by the Cancer Centre team. She also added that the Hospital is a great example of providing affordable quality healthcare to rural people.
Story from the field
Jigneshbhai lives in Vadodara with his monther, wife Hiralben, teenage son Jaymin and daughter Shitiksha. He gets up early in the morning and has to leave home in time to pick up the school children on a door-to-door basis and safely take them to school in the Van which he drives. Hiralben is very supportive as she gets up at 5 o'clock and prepares breakfast. After Jigneshbhai leaves, she gets Shitiksha ready for school. She also has to take care of her old mother-in-law. Jigneshbhai enjoys the company of his friends who are in a similar profession. Because of the monotonous nature of their work, many of them sit and smoke when they meet. That's how Jigneshbhai began smoking. His wife was not very happy to see him smoke and kept advising him to stop. But the addiction was strong so he could not resist the urge. In May 2018, Jigneshbhai had extreme throat pain & had difficulty in swallowing. He felt uneasy & could not focus on his driving. So he took few days leave, took rest at home but the pain continued. They came to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad for medication. The doctor suggested Biopsy. Biopsy reports revealed that he had Cancer of Right PFS & AEF, and his right lung was affected. The Oncologist advised that he must undergo a treatment regime of chemotherapy and regular Radiotherapy. He is presently admitted at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad for treatment and under nasogastric feeding. Since he is the only earning member in the family and earns a very nominal income, further treatment is beyond their means. With tears Hiralben checked with the doctor whether they could get some help. Considering their socioeconomic profile, the Mandal decided to take the responsibility to support Jigneshbhai for his Cancer treatment at subsidized rates with the support from generous donors like you. He is undergoing Radiotherapy cycles and responding well to the treatment. Both Jigneshbhai and his wife Hiralben are thankful to all donors who have contributing towards his treatment.
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||517|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Karamad/Anand/|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||600 lakhs|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||414 lakhs|
13 March, 2018
Healthy initiatives promoted and addressed by Charutar.
Around 2000 residents of Anand, Vidyanagar and Karamsad participated in the third healthy heart Walkathon organized by Charutar Arogya Mandal on the occasion of Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre’s Foundation Day at the Shree Krishna Hospital in October. The purpose behind the walkathon was to create awareness about the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. An exclusive library, The Knowledge Centre was built for the students of the Pramukh Swami Medical College and other educational institutions managed by the Mandal. World Diabetes Day was celebrated at Shree Krishna Hospital on 14 November 2017 with the theme 'Woman and Diabetes', on the occasion of which, female employees of the Mandal were addressed on care, treatment and preventive measures for Diabetes. Six students of the MBBS 2012 batch of the Pramukhswami Medical College got together and donated a wheelchair to the Cancer Centre from their savings, after performing at the annual cultural event of their college on a Cancer related theme, where they used a wheel chair as a prop. When they had clinical postings in the Palliative Care and ICU, they felt this would be the best way to make a difference.