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Help a poor patient fight cancer



Help a poor patient fight cancer


Every monthly donation helps more patients like Ravjibhai

Sixty-year-old Ravjibhai Parmar is a farm laborer, and a contributing member supporting a family of 12. He was diagnosed with cancer in the left Pyriform Fossa.

Not in a position to afford Chemotherapy, he resigned to live with this dreaded disease. His health started deteriorating slowly till he could not work anymore. A visit from the Patient Support Group at Charutar Arogya Mandal gave him hope. He was counseled to undergo chemotherapy with the assurance that treatment cost would be supported by the hospital.

Ravjibhai has received the treatment that he deserves although such is the nature of the disease that he will never get completely cured.


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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Cancer Care
What you get
Tax Exemption
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Program Description

Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM) works with poor cancer patients in villages around Gujarat. In the villages, it is difficult for patients to come over to the Shree Krishna hospital of CAM due to lack of transportation.

The Patient Support Group (PSG) conducts background checks and home visits to determine the socioeconomic condition of the patient to ensure patients are in need of financial aid. Most terminally ill patients that CAM work with earn less than $7 per day. The doctors monitor the treatment and progress of the patient whereas PSG maintains regular contact with the beneficiary's family during the treatment period.

Patients like Ravjibhai are looking for donors so that they receive medical treatment and live their lives with dignity. Support this program to gift a patient the dignity of healthcare. Through this program, CAM will waive or offer deep concessions to the cost of treatment.

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About The NGO

Charutar Arogya Mandal
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Charutar Arogya Mandal

Charutar Arogya Mandal targets to provide comprehensive and personalized health care with commitment at an affordable cost to patient's satisfaction.

They seek to provide the best medical care to the rural community and facilities for medical education to the people of Anand and Kheda districts with a minimal amount. Several measures have been taken to make health-care affordable for the poor such as free consultation fee for outdoor consultations, free treatment to women and children belonging to BPL family etc. All these measures benefit over 40% of the patients admitted to the hospital and many outdoor patients.

What started with a general hospital with 136 beds is now an institution that includes a Medical Council of India recognized as a medical college, a 720-bed hospital, an institute of post-graduate studies, a school of nursing, a college of physiotherapy, an institute of medical technology, a cardiac center and a cancer center.

Charutar Arogya Mandal has been conferred with many awards, one of them being the Guidestar India by the Guidestar India Gold Award in 2016. Despite the challenges faced in sustaining the institution, CAM constantly endeavors to innovate and deliver better healthcare to all.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sandeep Desai

Area of Operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Cancer | health

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Location of Work
Location of Work


Charutar Arogya Mandal has

provided quality cancer treatment to 15055 poor patients

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: 2nd Highest Fundraising NGO

2017: Social Justice initiative Award

2017: Rotary India service to humanity award

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

23 May, 2019


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Program Update

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Near the Bhathiji temple in Chikhodra, a village on the outskirts of Anand in Gujarat, there lives a large family in a small thatched roof hut. The head of the family, Jivabhai is 55 years old. He has two sons, both married and having children. The 8 member family manages life in their own way through the income of Jivabhai and two sons daily farm wagers. Every morning they leave the house with the lunch tiffin and return in the evening. The young kids are the source of happiness for the family as they play around in the morning when breakfast is getting ready, and in the evening when all the family members gather after work.Three generations live together and enjoy a simple, modest life. Jivabhai's wife Shardaben along with her two daughters-in-laws takes good care of the family. Shardaben has a complaint. Jivabhai doesn't listen to her when she advises him to stop consuming tobacco. Initially, when he felt a stiffness in his jaw and had difficulty in opening his mouth wide, his sons Kamlesh and Harshad also suggested that he should heed to the advice of their mother. It made no difference as Jivabhai was addicted and could not give up. In May 2018 Jivabhai noticed an ulcer in his mouth and felt a burning sensation on his tongue. He had difficulty in swallowing food. They went to a nearby Clinic where the doctor, after examination, gave some medicines and advised him to go to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad for further diagnosis. The Oncologist at the Cancer centre of the Shree Krishna Hospital concluded based on the biopsy test that Jivabhai had Cancer of the Tongue. Jivabhai began weeping and felt sorry that he had not listened to his family members, when they advised him not to take tobacco.The doctor worked out a schedule for operation, chemotherapy and radiation therapy and explained to the family the consequences and treatment cost involved. The family was in distress, They realised that they would lose Jivabhai to Cancer simply because they could not afford the treatment. The spectre of the painful treatment was another aspect they would have to deal with. When they described their difficulty to the Hospital staff, they were reassured that the Mandal would try to help. With the help and support of donors like you, the Hospital offered them treatment at subsidized cost. Jivabhai has undergone an operation and subsequently 16 radiation therapy cycles. He still has to undergo 16 more cycles before a final evaluation. He is showing signs of recovery. His family is hopeful that he will fully recovery one day.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date5670
Village/City/State where project is locatedKaramad/Anand/
Total Budget for the project for FY18-191.3 Cr
Total Expenses for the project YTD1.074 Cr

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.

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