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Shanti Avedna Sadan
Shanti Avedna Sadan
India’s First Hospice started on Nov 2, 1986
Dr. L. J. Desouza, a cancer surgeon and our managing trustee is the one who started this hospice. Around 30 years ago he had to give a talk on Euthanasia. A week prior to this he was called to see a cancer patient living in a hutment. [read more…]


K.E.M. Hospital - Prerana (Inspriration) Support Group for Cancer Kids
K.E.M. Hospital
The Department of Medical Social Work, KEM Hospital
In 1978, at the insistence of Dr. Mrs Banoo Coyaji, the Department of Medical Social Work was started at the KEM Hospital, Pune, to look into problems faced by patients during their treatment. During the last two decades and more, this department has endeavored to help the ill, bewildered, worried, frightened patient who comes to the KEM Hospital. [read more…]

Aastha - Breast Cancer Self Help Group, Pune
Aastha (Concern)
Breast Cancer Self Help Group, Pune
Cancer: The third largest killer after car accidents and cardiac arrest. We do treat cancer patients by surgery, radiation chemotherapy, and hormone therapy. But that is not enough. Something is still missing. In spite of having strong family support, expert doctors, close friends, or relatives to share, yet the patient feels a vacuum. [read more…]

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