ANNUAL REPORT - 2018
CANCER WELFARE SOCIETY
Cancer has become a disease of all. There is no difference between the rich and the poor for this non-
communicable but a disastrous ailment. The people from well off families may undergo any kind of treatment
on their own strength but the people from poor financial background have heart-rending stories of cancer.
The ill-fated cancer vict ms have not any other choice except death if they do not get support from anywhere.
And the support for many is almost impossible from the level of an individual rather it demands huge public
part cipat on. Imbibing this biter fact, B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur had established
Cancer Welfare Society, CWS fifeen years ago as a platorm to fight collect vely against cancer. And now with
the members from different walks of life; from the social workers to the doctors and from the bureaucrats
to the teachers, the ancillary platorm of BPKMCH has been able to prove a bridge between the pat ents and
the hospital services.
1. Charity Management:
Hospital itself spends a big sum of money to alleviate the misery caused by cancer. Based on the humanitarian
law of equity and social just ce, CWS tries to ident fy the actual target group and later recommends for
financial support afer a minute assessment of the economic status and state of the illness of those who seek
such financial support. Such medical subsidies are availed for invest gat on, admission, radiotherapy, surgery
and several other medical and support procedures. The following table illustrates the number of beneficiaries
and the amount of charity given away in 2018.
Charity by Sex and Amount (2075/076)
In this material world where the money is indispensable even to excrete, charity management for the
volunteering organizat on like CWS has remained always a challenge.
2. Cancer Awareness Programme:
Cancer Welfare Society has been launching different awareness campaigns since its incept on. Such programmes
are conducted independently and most of the t mes in coordinat on of the hospital. Special programmes are
organized to mark Nat onal Cancer Awareness Day, World no Tobacco Day and other nat onal occasions. The
Cancer Awareness Rally organized every year witness huge public part cipat on. The Community Pap Smear
Clinics set to screen cervical cancer are very much lauded in the district and in this region.
3. Support to Patients:
Treatment of cancer is a long process that may lead to physical, economical, social and emot onal exhaust on.
CWS atempts for moral and financial support for the vict ms providing assistance in food, medicine,
transportat on, counseling, free blood for 25 pat ents, dead body transportat on and management, art ficial
limbs management and so on. In 2018, CWS has been able to reach to 661 Cancer vict ms directly with
financial assistance. The morphine cost 80,000.00 and other essent al medicines for hospice and palliat ve
care pat ents have been provided free of cost to all the pat ents recommended.
In addit on, to support medicines, CWS has been offering help in logist cs and art ficial limbs. The total sum
of money spent on medicine support this year is Rs. 2,50,000.00 two people have been recommended for
art ficial limbs while a sum of Rs. 50,000.00 has been spent for logist c support.
Cancer Welfare Society, also known as Cancer Sewa Samaj, is looking forward to increasing public part cipat on
all meant for the cancer prevent on, early detect on, informat on disseminat on, outreach act vit es and
rehabilitat on with cancer vict ms at the centre.