Save a cancer patient with chemotherapy by Charutar Arogya Mandal

Save a cancer patient with chemotherapy

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Ravijbhai gets the healthcare he deserves

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
Healthcare
What you get
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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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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sandeep Desai

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Cancer | health

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Gujarat

Charutar Arogya Mandal has

provided quality cancer treatment to 15055 poor patients

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: 2nd Highest Fundraising NGO

2017: Social Justice initiative Award

2017: Rotary India service to humanity award

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

reporting
Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

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Program Updates

Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Program Update

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

Ashokbhai, his wife Madhuben and their three young children are living in Petlad village of Anand district. Ashokbhai and his two son Praful and Hashmukh are daily farm wagers. They leave the home early morning with food cooked by Madhuben and returned to home in the evening. But the family managed to sit together at the time of dinner. Ashokbhai is a active smoker & he had a habit of smoking since last 15 years. His wife was very unhappy with his habit.He stopped smoking until he got to know that he had a Cancer. One day when he suffered from swallowing and ulcer in his mouth, visited the local PHC at his village. After basic investigation the doctor gave him some medicines for pain relief. Another day Ashokbhai was in high fever and he could not eat the food. After seeing no improvement they were referred to Bhuj Hospital for further diagnostics where after several tests & Biopsy the doctor explained to family that he had a Cancer of Oral Cavity. They have to pay for their transportation and expenses related to reports which they hardly afford to pay. They immediately referred his case to the Cancer centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad for further evaluation and treatment. They came to the Hospital with a request to provide concession on his treatment. Further they have said that they are experiencing lack of fund support as they have already exhausted their savings. Also from past few months Ashokbhai had to leave his work because of his condition. Oncologist at the Hospital has examine his reports and as a line of treatment Ashokbhai has to undergo Chemotherapy cycles with the medicines. However, Mandal agrees to help him for his Chemotherapy treatment at the subsidized rates with the support given by the donors like you.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?6497
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date4872
Village/City/State where project is locatedKaramsad/Anand/Gujarat
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19100000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD97400000

23 May, 2019

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  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

The lalvani family lives in Majipura at Nadiad. Sunilkumar, the father runs a small pan shop while 11 years old Jhanvi and her brother study in a nearby school. One day as she was removing her shoe after returning from school, Jhanvi told her mother that her ankle was paining and she had difficulty wearing the shoe the shoe whole day in school. Her mother examined the ankle and told her it may have got injured while playing. She applied Iodex which provided relief. After few more days, Jhanvi again complain that the pain was unbearable. She began crying . The mother closely examined and noticed a growth of the bone on the left ankle of the child. In the morning they took jhanvi to a private hospital, where the doctor suggested to go for CT scan. She was referred to surgeon in Ahmedabad. The doctor studied the CT scan result and after examination informed the parents that Jhanvi had cancer of Ewing's Sarcoma that most often occures in and around bone. The Malignant round cell tumour was removed by surgery.The surgeon advised them that as a part of post operation follow up chemotherapy may be necessary. So the family decided to came to Shree Krishna Hospital where the Oncologist put Jhanvi on chemotherapy sessions So far 12 sessions have been completed. Sunilkumar exhausted his resources for the treatment of Jhanvi, and expressed gratitude to the Mandal team. Support was forthcoming in the term of subsidized treatment and fund support from donors like you. She is undergoing treatment and responding well. The family is indebted to the donors for their support in the treatment. They hope Jhanvi would lead a normal life once the treatment is over, and expressed their sincere gratitude to you for your contribution.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date5111
Village/City/State where project is locatedKaramad/Anand/
Gujarat
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19600 lakhs
Total Expenses for the project YTD510 lakhs

13 March, 2018

Healthy initiatives promoted and addressed by Charutar.

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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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