Karunashraya, based in Bangalore, provides free palliative care to terminally ill cancer patients. Through this project you can alleviate pain and suffering due to terminal cancer, to patients being cared for at Karunashraya. Most of our patients are from very poor economic background and your contributions will help ease pain and suffering during the last days of their lives.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Terminally ill cancer patients are those who are left with no further treatment options. Palliative care, which aims to minimize pain and suffering, is the only way to provide comfort to such patients during their last days. A large number of terminally ill cancer patients in India cannot afford such care and are left to suffer till the end, without being cared for. There is an acute need for free palliative care for cancer patients in India.
How will this project solve this problem?
Karunshraya provides free palliative care to terminally ill cancer patients. Most patients who come to Karunashraya are from poor economic background who cannot afford care. The hospice provides beds, pain alleviating medicines, dressing for wounds, nursing, doctors' visits, food, etc., to minimize pain and suffering and ensure peace and dignity in death. Karunashraya operates on donations, and contributions to this project will fund expenses towards medicines for 3 months.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will provide free medicines to about 200 patients and enable Karunashraya to reach out to large number of needy suffering cancer patients.
Total Funding Received to Date: $21,710
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $21,710 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.