Friday, April 30, 2010

DNipCare - ABC Grant (Annual Books Copy Grant)

The Hindu Newspaper dated 6th May 2010

Health and Education are two sides of the coin of human life. DNipCare tried to understand this aspect in a little more empathetic way. The academic session for every school/college going student begins in the month of April. Every parent is busy in getting new uniforms and books to their children going to their new classes. The volunteers of DNipCare were also following the same way before they were into this Palliative Care.
But this April 2010, the volunteers sat to ponder over about the patients and their school going children and so decided to act differently. They realized the financial burden and difficulties being faced by each and every long term, bed ridden terminally ill patients who are already exhausted every penny fighting their disease and managing their families under adverse economic circumstances. As a result, DNipCare’s ABC Grant (Annual Books Copy Grant) was conceptualized and paid to ease out the financial burden of 14 deserving families of patients registered under DNipCare and having school/ college going children. The distribution of this ABC Grant to the patients under its roll was facilitated by DNipCare through homecare visits of its volunteers to the residences of all ailing patients on different localities in and around Delhi. The Grant was confined to the period of 1st to 30th April 2010 only. Looking back, the volunteers feel very much satisfied on their efforts of reaching this much needed timely support to the patients they care.
The support was welcomed by each patient and their families wholeheartedly as they got the grant unexpectedly and it lessened their financial imbroglio substantially for their wards educational necessities. DNipCare hopes to resume this kind of educational support to the children of Palliative patients through the respective school authorites of these students in the next year.

In continuation to its Palliative Care awareness generation Program, DNipCare held a Palliative Care Campaign at 5.00 PM on 2nd May 2010 in Government School, Sector 29, Faridabad under the auspices of Janasanskriti, Faridabad. The program was held by a team of Palliative volunteers led by A.T.Sainudin, President DNipCare, Dr. Anjay B, a Palliative Care expert, Sumitha, K.V.Hamza, Antony Cyriac and Ajith Kumar. Cancer – Prevention and Early Detection and Palliative Care was the topic of the campaign.
KV Hamza,
General Secretary

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