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RCML is conducting cancer diagnostic tests for underprivileged is Association with TATA Memorial
RCML is working with Tata Memorial to help patients with funding the cancer diagnostic tests for people who aren’t able to pay for them. The project is for young adults diagnosed with cancer, who are unable to undergo the initial investigations that are mandatory for the diagnosis and staging of the cancer, due to lack of funds.
They eventually resolve to their fate as there is no charity funding that loops this segment of treatment. By providing emergency funds for diagnostic work up we can ensure that the investigations are done rapidly and that there is no delay in arriving at a diagnosis.
Further line of treatment is taken care by the hospital partners and donors.
Community, New Generations
Tata Memorial HospitalMumbai, MHIndia
06 July 2021
Mumbai Lakers, India (Rotary Club)
Mrs Shraboni Thapar, Mumbai Lakers | contact
Community assessment: How the project team learned about the community’s needs
Project impact: How the project will help the community after the project ends
By providing emergency funds for diagnostic work up we ensure that the investigations are done rapidly and that there is no delay in arriving at a diagnosis.
After initial assessment by the social worker team in the department, arrangements to transfer an initial emergency grant to the patient’s account (in the hospital) on the same day is made. This allows for the investigations to be done without any delay.
From the time a patient walks in to the hospital, gets fully investigated, a diagnosis made and a cost estimate certificate is issued, it generally takes 7-14 days. Apart from this, by the time the families get the first help from any funding agency. it is usually a month after registration at the hospital. This discourages many families and they refuse or abandon treatment. As can be expected, delays in starting therapy for many of these young adults who are sick, leads to an adverse outcome. this would ensure that emergency treatment is provided & cancer therapy starts early.
Sustainability: How the benefits of the project will continue afterward