Project #9318

Medicines to 200 terminal cancer patients in India

by Bangalore Hospice Trust - Karunashraya
Feb 27, 2013

Slow but steady progress

Patient with sister
Patient with sister

In the last three months we have admitted 251 patients to our inpatient facility.  Through our Home Care Services we have extended care to another 37 new patients.  All these are just figures, but when one talks to some of the patients or the attenders of some patients, one gets to know the extent of relief they have got after admitting the patient here.

Ranganna was a 55 year old victim of lung cancer.  He was brought in to Karunashraya in a coma stage lying on the stretcher in a foetal position.  He was given good care and medication and the counsellor would say a few words to him though he would not respond.  After about 15 days he opened his eyes and after another fortnight started to talk a little.  The physiotherapist started attending on him and his condition began to improve day by day.  His question to her everytime was whether he would ever walk again.  With the care meted out to him,  along with physiotherapy and  medication, his improvement was fast and he was walking with a walker.  In another 10 days he walked without help.  He wanted to go back to his house to be with his family and he was discharged from Karunashraya.  He went out of here walking on his own feet and he was thankful for this achievement.  He knew he was free to come back here anytime he felt the need for our services.   Ranganna did get readmitted three weeks later and he passed away here  peacefully and with dignity.

Like Ranganna, many others have benefited from coming to Karunashraya having not only their physical pain attended to but also their spiritual, psychological and emotional needs. Ours is a holistic approach towards patients needs.

We have till date, raised a sum of US$11,922 through the GlobalGiving platform.  Our target is US$20,000 to provide care for one whole year. Our progress has been slow yet steady and we thank each and everyone of you who has made this journey possible.

Counsellor with patient
Counsellor with patient

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Bangalore Hospice Trust - Karunashraya

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​​NewSite/​Index.html
Project Leader:
Hema Shyam
Bangalore, Karnataka India

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