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ASAKIRANAM

Aim :

‘Towards creating awareness about cancer, detection and support to the deprived’.

Objectives:

  • Baseline survey to analyse the health situation;
  • Detection camps and awareness programs;
  • Monetary support for the deserving client and his/her guardian;
  • Counselling and guidance support through experts;
  • Palliative care for the most disadvantaged clients;
  • Promotion of healthy food habits and lifestyle;
  • Volunteers as ambassadors of this program; and
  • QSSS as Help & Support desk for the clients.

SANTHWANA – Our Community based palliative care service which was started few years back got merged with this cancer campaign. Currently, our palliative care team are catering to the palliative needs of nearly 134 patients with different health issues.  

The project includes various activities –

  1. Baseline Surveys:
  2. We are conducting baseline surveys in our target areas to identify the existing cancer patients who need support. This will also help us understand the reasons for the prevalence of cancer and concentration of cancer patients in certain areas apart from analyzing their current physical, mental and socio-economic conditions.

  3. Awareness cum Detection camps
  4. These kind of camps will be conducted once in every month in various places benefiting the public to get more information about Cancer and get free medical check up to detect cancer. The camp will be conducted in coordination with like-minded hospitals that support the welfare of people. Medical experts will explain preventive measures and early symptoms of cancer.

  5. Promotional events for Healthy Lifestyle
  6. This year we are planning to conduct a Cycle Rally exclusively for the school students and organise a walkathon event against Tobacco, Drugs and Alcohol which will cover 6 to 8 kms with atleast 1000 – 1500 participants from schools, colleges and general public as well. By October, we have decided to conduct a Blood Donation camp through QSSS Volunteer Clubs (QVC). 

  7. Field visits, Counselling and Integration
  8. Aiming for a holistic development of our clients, we will conduct home visits to analyse the client’s social-economic situation apart from their physical and mental condition. This will help us to ensure the right kind of counselling process and integration method for their empowerment and development.

Notable Achievements:

  • QSSS and Trinity Lyceum School, Kollam, has started to offer monetary support to 13 cancer and dialysis patients every month which will be a continuous process until the client recovers from the illness or expires; post which a new client will be selected for the benefit.
  • KSFE donated an Ambulance vehicle to benefit poor cancer patients and other needy clients to travel from Kollam to RCC or Medical College, Trivandrum. This plan materialised through the support of State’s Labour Minister, Shri. Shibu Baby John who launched the vehicle on February 29th, 2016.
  • We already have two vehicles provided by the government for offering palliative care services and recently, SBI Bank – Kadappakada branch gave us two wheel chairs and two stretchers as an incentive to our best services.