Founded by a cancer survivor, CanSupport provides a wide-range of free services to help destitute cancer patients throughout their cancer journey; right from diagnosis, curative therapies, to bereavement and rehabilitative support to the families of cancer patients.
Programs: 1) Home Care: Pain and symptom management, supportive nursing, psychological & spiritual care. 2) Outpatient Care: Early intervention of palliative care, enabling improved patient outcomes and continuity of care. 3) Day Care: Creative and educational activities, nutritional supplements and age-appropriate emotional support. 4) Telephone Helpline: Confidential service to overcome the barrier of physical distance and empathetically & practically support the caller. 5) Training: Workshops; Certificate courses in palliative care, palliative medicine, nursing and counseling.
Outcome: CanSupport has 28 teams (comprising doctors, nurses, and counselors) who provided concurrent care to 2,054 patients during FY18. Each home care visit (36,554 visits in FY18) costs ₹1,200 but is offered for free. Beneficiary satisfaction with care was recorded at 94% (based on 27,363 feedback calls made after the home care visits).
Income Rs8 cr
Expense Rs7 cr
Source : Audit Report 2018
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