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The one who benefit from the funds: Indian Cancer Society
About Non- Profits and use of funds
Everyday hundreds of poor patients come to Tata Memorial Hospital (Mumbai) from across the country because they need treatment for Cancer. Most often they have little or no money as they come from underprivileged backgrounds. Due to this, they are unable to bear the cost of various diagnostic tests required before treatment can be started. Many would return home and come back to the hospital with the cancer in an advanced stage. In a study done by the paediatric department showed that the dropout rate was 20% at this stage.
To overcome this, Indian Cancer Society (ICS) launched the Dr. Arun Kurkure Initiation and Treatment Fund. This fund is aimed at poor patients who are unable to afford the initial cost of diagnosis and/or need help in paying for the initial part of their treatment. Any patient from a government hospital can take benefit of this fund. For diagnostics, an immediate payment of Rs 15,000/- is made to their account in the hospital. The objective is to confirm diagnosis and stage the disease.
Patients, who need help to pay for a part of their treatment, are given Rs 10,000/-. This amount takes care of at least one cycle of chemotherapy and hence the patient gets time to find other sources of funding.
In the last 3 years, ICS has helped 1942 patients by assisting them to initiate diagnosis and cover part of their treatment cost. We have disbursed nearly Rs 2 crores through this fund.
Total Program Cost: Rs 3,21,000 for 3 months
- Number of beneficiaries - 30
- Amount required per person for 1 cycle of chemo – Rs.10,000
- Amount required for treatment of 30 patients : Rs.3,00,000
- Personnel cost: Salary of a part time employee for 3 months – Rs 21,000
- Total amount required: Rs 3,21,000
Anuj Kumar Verma is a 23 year old young man from Bihar. He came for treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to Tata Hospital, Mumbai in April 2013. He received financial support from Indian Cancer Society for treatment and also received counselling, Educational help, training at our Rehab Centre. He then completed his Engineering degree. He is now working at Indian Cancer Society in Awareness and Detection department.
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