Health care Workshops
CHANDRAKANTI DEVI CANCER FOUNDATION runs a free cancer clinic organized on the first Saturday of every month at Narayan Medical College (Jamuhar). Here free consultation with treatment planning is done and if needed, for further advanced treatment at AIIMS, all the assistance is provided to patients. Those patients, who require regular check-up after treatment completion, don’t need to go to bigger cities every time as the same service is available at their doorstep with the help of volunteers. Through the foundation monthly public cancer awareness programs are held at schools, colleges and also at government health centers for students, grassroot workers and general public. Here audio-visual presentations are made about the basic knowledge regarding cancer and how to detect it early as well as to make the young generation aware about the bad effects of tobacco and Gutkha Masaala.
Chandrakanti Devi Cancer Foundation,Road no-6, Gandhi Nagar,P.O. Dehri-On-Sone District-Rohtas 821307(Bihar)
From Sasaram: By Train/Bus to Dehri-on-Sone
From Dehri: By rickshaw to Clinic
Schedule : 1st Saturday of every month
(Please check this place before coming or call helpline number - +91-9576160555 / +91-8227001000)
Dr Sunil Kumar is a Cancer Surgeon working as Assistant Professor of cancer surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He is a native of Dehri-on-Sone and his entire medical career starting with MBBS up to super speciality training in cancer surgery has been at AIIMS, New Delhi. He was also trained in USA and returned to India to serve at AIIMS. To serve the poor cancer patients of Bihar and Jharkhand particularly the Rohtas and its neighbor districts, he started a charitable organization called “CHANDRAKANTI DEVI CANCER FOUNDATION”. It was named after his mother who is also a cancer survivor.
How to contact the foundation if you have or know of any cancer patient ?
You can contact on the cancer helpline no 8227001000 or 9576160555.For further information you will be guided when and where to come for consultation at the clinic.
How to reach the clinic?
Free cancer clinic is located at Narayan Medical College hospital approximately midway between Dehri-on-son and Sasaram on Old GT Road. There are buses plying from Dehri-on-son and sasaram railway stations for the hospital. It is about 20 min drive from both the railway stations. After reaching the hospital you can ask anyone for free cancer clinic in the OPD area.
Days and timings of the clinic :
The free cancer clinic is held on first Saturday of every month from 10 AM onwards. If required patients are called with their reports either in the evening or the next day .
Are there any charges for the clinic ?
No, it is totally free. There are no registration charges but you may be asked to get certain investigations from outside required for treatment.
What are the facilities available at clinic ?
At the clinic you will be seen by a cancer specialist who visits from AIIMS , new Delhi and you will be asked to complete the investigations required to start the treatment. If the treatment can be done at the local level you will be guided for the same else you will be asked to visit AIIMS or any other govt,/charitable hospital for further treatment
What to do when you are called for further treatment at AIIMS ?
Please contact again at the cancer helpline for any further help or assistant. Please be prepared to stay minimum for a week at Delhi while coming to Delhi.
What to bring along while coming to Delhi ?
Always come along with a patient . Please bring all the previous investigation reports or any treatment related relevant document . If you have been asked to bring the biopsy slide make sure to contact the pathology lab or the doctor who gave the report for biopsy slides (Otherwise the biopsy will have to be repeated at AIIMS which further delays the treatment). If any CT scan or MRI has been done , please make sure to bring the films or plates. If you have BPL card or Ration card or Income certificate please bring along with you.
How much time is expected for starting the treatment at AIIMS ?
If all the reports re available including biopsy report your treatment will be planned within a week accordingly you will be given appointment for operation or chemo therapy or radio therapy. If no previous investigation have been done or are to be repeated it may take 2-3 weeks.
When and where to visit the doctor at AIIMS ?
You can consult the doctor on Wednesday from 9 AM – 12 PM in the cancer hospital (IRCH) , room # 5 at Ground Floor Friday 2 PM – 4 PM , in the cancer hospital (IRCH) , room # 6 at Ground Floor There is no need to take prior appointment. Your OPD card and registrations are made on the spot. Once you have seen by the doctor you will be asked to complete certain investigation and visit again on any of the above mentioned days with the reports.
Places to stay near stay in Delhi/How to get accommodation near AIIMS
AIIMS has 2 patient guest houses (Rajgarhia and Surekha Vishram Sadan) in front of the hospital which are meant for patents stay at the subsidized charges. You need to get the form and get it signed by your treating doctor. There are private rooms available in the Yusuf Sarai area at varying area.
AIIMS provide investigations and treatment at highly subsidized rates . Some of the important investigation costs are mentioned below:
If you are not having BPL card you can apply for financial assistance to various govt./non govt. agencies
Indian railways provides travel subsidy to cancer patients for rail travels. It includes free of cost travel for the patient and 25 % of ticket cost for 1 attendant, both to and from the hometown . You need to get the railway concession form signed by the treating Doctor to avail the concession. Please mention your hometown address at the time of registration (and not the local address of Delhi).
Most of the patients require more than one modality of treatment (Surgery, Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy). Having completed one modality does not mean that you have completed the whole treatment. Please make sure to consult your doctor for the plan of future treatment and follow up. Sometimes it is possible to complete the remaining treatment at local level(like chemotherapy or radiotherapy) . Facilities for chemotherapy are also available at Dehri-on-Son and you can take radiotherapy either in Patna or Varanasi depending on your convenience.
You can go back to your home town and continue to visit the free cancer clinic at Narayan Medical College hospital every month or whenever asked by treating doctor. For any help in between you can contact at helpline number. You may be asked to visit AIIMS at certain intervals . It is very important to stick to the follow up schedule. For all your follow up visits to Delhi you can avail the rail concessions provided by Indian Railways.
After completion of the treatment during follow up for any emergency and urgent situation you can visit Narayan Medical College hospital or GEMS Hospital (Indrapuri). It is important to request the treating doctor to contact at the helpline for getting the prior treatment brief. This will help delivery of treatment there.
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