Perpetual Free Feeding Endowment Donation Scheme:
This scheme has been launched to feed cancer
patients and their attendants free of cost lodged at Dharmashala on a designated day, year
after year to commemorate the Birth, Marriage or Death Anniversary of the Donor or his
nominee on payment of an Endowment donation of Rs.10,000/-. The response from the community
has been overwhelming and that 365 lunches and 365 dinner feeding endowments have already
been contributed by philanthropists so far.
Kidwai Cancer Drug Foundation:
In order to help thousands of poor and deserving
cancer patients who need costly anti-cancer drugs for treatment "Kidwai Cancer Drug
Foundation(KCDF)" was started from December 1991. The Government of Karnataka is
sanctioning Rs.10.00 lakhs every year. Any donor who donates or collects and pays a total
sum of Rs.1,00,008/- becomes a Trustee for a period of 40 years. A donor who donates
Rs.10,008/- is entitled to become an endowment donor. The interest amount earned out of
the above donations will be utilised for providing drugs to the poor and needy patients.
At present KCDF is housed in OPD block and run from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00
p.m.. A separate building at a cost
of Rs.35.00 lakhs is being constructed to have a KCDF, which will work round the
The Shantidhama - " A Rehabilitation and Continuing Care
Centre" is a unique project for managament of cancer patients. In this centre the
patients are offered all diagnostic and treatment services and also psychological,
spiritual, rehabilitation and occupation therapy services.
This project has been successfully completed through contributions from
Helpage India, Voluntary Organisations, Philanthropists and host of others. This provide
single room accommodation to 36 patients specially built with bath and sitout, a lounge
and a kitchen.
The staff of Anti-tobacco Cell is involved in
bringing about awareness among different categories of persons in the community on the
harmful effect of tobacco usage through education wherever possible. Plan & Design of
the study would evaluate the results of that education and further modify and apply the
research results accordingly in different community settings and target group. Research on
tobacco related cancer is also one of the objectives:
- Adoption of Schools/Colleges for anti-tobacco education.
- Organising & conducting training programmes for health personnel, teachers,
- Conducting programmes to convey Anti-tobacco messages through guest lectures,
exhibition, workshops, debates & painting competition.
- Adoption of taluk for Anti-tobacco education.
- Development of health education materials to the target group
- Conducting tobacco related studies .
Blood Transfusion Services:
Twenty Four Hours Service is provided with an
on-call system to handle emergencies. The Blood Transfusion needs of the Institute are
obtained from regular voluntary blood donation camps and relative/voluntary donors.
Blood Irradiator (BI-2000):