It is known that for best results, cancer needs to be treated immediately when detected, before it spreads more than it already has. Cancer patients and their families undergo physical, emotional & mental trauma and could also get devastated financially.
HELPING ECONOMICALLY CHALLENGED CANCER PATIENTS at TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, MUMBAI & AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
Economically challenged patients registered in General category In Tata Hospital Mumbai (TMH) & Actrec, HBCH Varanasi & HBCH Vizag are provided financial support for diagnostic investigations, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, procedures & ICU support.
The MSW team (Medical Social worker) emails the list of patients needing funds after reviewing their TMH Trust accounts.
After checking the documents & the fund gap, funds enough for the immediate treatment scheduled for the coming week are digitally transferred to the patient’s Trust account in TMH
The funds are deployed exactly when they are needed and used for what they were sanctioned for.
Appreciation Letter from Tata Memorial Hospital
Funds used in Tata Memorial Hospital –
|Chemotherapy & Radiation therapy||17%|
|Investigations – PET CT, MRI||1%|
|Supportive ICU care||41%|
HELPING ECONOMICALLY CHALLENGED CANCER PATIENTS AT OTHER CANCER HOSPITALS PAN INDIA
Treatment for cancer may get delayed as the Government and good low-cost facilities are limited. Patients may take loans to get the treatment done at private hospitals where the cost is higher and as a result end up carrying a huge unmanageable debt and push their families to penury. Often, because of lack of funds and difficulty in raising sufficient funds, the treatment is delayed or not just taken.
We work with private hospitals and doctors to address this need. For our project, they discount their treatment rates substantially for the economically challenged patients.
Target beneficiaries are the General Category Patients from hospitals all over India whose cancer surgery, chemotherapy & radiation therapy treatment is getting delayed due to unavailable appointments because of the overload at the hospitals or lack of funds. By offering financial support, we have realised that the patient does not drop out from completing the treatment due to financial reasons.
Doctors / hospitals apply for funding for financially challenged patients to MCT, offering a lower discounted cost than routine General ward charges.
Cost estimate & other documents of the patients are thoroughly screened by the CEO & senior team before sanctioning an amount.
A Letter of Approval conveying the sanctioned amount is emailed to the hospital.
The patient pays the balance amount to the hospital for initiating the treatment which could be self generated or through other NGOs.
The approved amount is digitally transferred to the hospital after the completion of the approved treatment.
Funds used in other cancer Hospitals –
Current Status: Project operational since 2018. Cities where services are provided are Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Nashik, Pune, Kanpur, Varanasi, Kolkata and Coimbatore. Funds deployed per patient vary from Rs 10000 to 130000 depending on the requirement & our assessment.
Please note that 95% of the donation received is used for patient treatment.
Madat Trust is registered with the Charity Commissioner and has an 80G exemption certificate
MADAT CHARITABLE TRUST
Account No : 109801001425
Bank Name : ICICI Bank
RTGS/NEFT IFSC Code : ICIC0001098
MICR : 400229114
YOUR DONATION WILL HELP TO...
Support our current activities at Tata Memorial Hospital.
Support our current activities and allow us to address other economically challenged categories at Tata Memorial Hospital.
Fund medical services that can be delivered at government and private hospitals at special discounted rates.