BHEL & CanKids in CSR partnership for cancer care of children from 117 Aspirational Districts

BHEL & CanKids in CSR Partnership for Cancer Care for Children from 117 Aspirational Districts – The CSR Journal BHEL announced a CSR Partnership with National Society for Childhood Cancer CanKids Kidscan for children from 117 Aspirational Districts

India is responsible for more than 25% of the world’s childhood cancers. Yet we have a Bad Access2Care ratio. Less than 34% of children reach a cancer center. The top 10 centers see no more than 13% to 15% of children. For this reason, survival rates are less than 20%. Launched in 2018, the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC) aims to have LMICs such as India achieve at least a 60% survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, saving another million lives. To achieve 60% survival, India would need 100% Access2Care. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), a government-owned engineering and manufacturing company for India’s largest power generation equipment, announced a CSR partnership with the National Society for Childhood Cancer CanKids Kidscan to access care for children from 117 ambitious districts of India as according to the Aspirational District- program. There are many barriers and obstacles in Access2care from these 117 districts such as distance to care centers, knowledge gap among health and community health workers, social stigma, lack of other support services, inaccessible information at treatment center, poor public infrastructure etc. These 117 Aspirational Districts fall within the Cankids 15 Change for Childhood Cancer In India State Projects, which aim to work with state governments and relevant stakeholders to ensure that families have the best access to care – through the right knowledge of where to go, timely diagnosis and treatment, shared care and continuity of care. Cankids has currently signed MoUs as knowledge and technical partners for childhood cancer with 3 state governments – Punjab, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
For this pan-Indian project, BHEL has put forward to use its CSR fund to help children with cancer from the 117 most deprived areas of development and thus make its own contribution to this important government program. In the last two quarters (April-June and July-September of this year), 345 children have been supported under this project. Cankids reached out to 15 state governments and the NITI Aayog. In September – during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – they organized car gatherings in 12 districts of 6 states including Punjab (Moga & Ferozpur), Uttar Pradesh (Bahraich & Balrampur), West Bengal (Birbhum & Nadia), Bihar (Gaya, Vaishali & Muzaffarpur), Tamil Nadu (Virudhunagar & Ramanathapurãm) and Gujarat (Dohad). The rally teams were led by childhood cancer survivors. said dr. Nalin Shinghal, CMD, BHEL, “CanKids is providing yeoman service to cancer-affected children and encompassing the entire spectrum of childhood cancer care. Together with them, we at BHEL hope that this Access2Care project for childhood cancer from these 117 districts will grow into a best practice patient-centered success story in healthcare.” Mukul Marwah, Vice-Chairman Cankids Kidscan, said: “The Access2Care model underpinning the state projects involves defining and agreeing a 4-tier network of shared care so that governments, hospitals, health professionals, social support teams and civil society organizations like ours are able to provide proper patient navigation and support to every family of a child with cancer.” Previous ArticleFive Oil and Gas Companies in India Taking CSR SeriouslyNext ArticleToyota Kirloskar Motor achieves 100% carbon neutrality in renewable energy


ARCHIVE Select month October 2021 September 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 September 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 January 2015 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 a August 2014 2 July 014 June 2014 January 2001


Comments are closed.