Cantreat (Free chemotherapy and radiation(outsourced))

Many of the patients who came to Vishranti in advanced stages of cancer would have benefited had they taken timely treatment. This inaction may have taken place due to ignorance or non-availability of resources for expensive treatment. Project CANTREAT was conceptualized to address this need. CIMS has been providing free chemotherapy since February 2013 to women with specific cancers, namely Ca Breast, Ca Cervix and Ovarian Cancer with good prognosis who would benefit with timely treatment. Even if the life of a young mother is mitigated by five to ten years by providing chemotherapy, this would greatly help her small children to stand on their feet.

We provide Chemotherapy drugs to the Command Hospital for treating some cases of blood cancers in small children and provide support to Bone Marrow Transplants (in case of non entitled civilian children) at the Command Hospital. Free Radiation Therapy is provided to cases of Ca Cervix and Head & Neck cancers by outsourcing at the other existing Radiation Therapy Centres.

At present, we are able to provide free chemotherapy to an average of ten patients registered every month. During the year 2015-2016 we have provided free chemotherapy to 96 women. We also give free chemotherapy to young male patients suffering from head and neck cancer who are from the lower socio-economic sections.

Feedback From Family Members Of Patients Benefited From Chemotherapy/Radiation

Sakina Shaikh

I Sakina Shaikh am staying in Kondhwa. I am 20 years old. I am suffering with cancer which I have in the right leg since 2016 when it was detected but that time I was negative to taking treatment. So I decided to face like this only. No sound people are near me that time to explain me in detail etc. In 2022 my cancer became worst stage and its very unbearable pain for me to face it. I went to Command Hospital again and met with Dr. Tilak. Sir has explained to me and they told me we will start chemotherapy. Because of my financial constraints, Dr. Tilak sent me to Vishranti Hospital. In Vishranti Hospital whole team has supported me by taking care of everything. I also got pain relief after 2 cycles of chemotherapy. Now I am again motivated in my life after coming to Vishranti Hospital and I am ready for surgery also. Here we feel that we are in our home getting lots of love and doing various activities too. They have monthly meetings as a get together function for patients and we share how we started our journey with such difficulty but we motivate each other by listening to others feedback. We enjoy all the time and now I am taking chemotherapy very happily.

Sakina Shaikh (Patient)

Jishan Patwekari

It was a very positive experience. Hospital is maintained excellently. No problems for patients. Thanks to all staff, nurses and doctors for giving greatest service to the patients. Service and treatment is very good. Thank you for taking care of my mother.

Jishan Patwekari (son of patient Nilofer Patwekari)

Wasim Shaikh

I would like to thank the staff for the meetings, entertainment and activities conducted at Vishranti so that patients get out of their worries and enjoy their bit. My mother did not need chemotherapy, but for Radiation Therapy also we got support from Vishranti which was unbelievable. You are doing a wonderful job to help and support needy people like us and take our blessings.

Wasim Shaikh (son of patient Nasera Shaikh)

Maruti Ghalake

My mother and I felt like we are with family, that is the kind of affection that the staff of Vishranti provides, in fact I feel that they are more than family. (Translated from Marathi)

Maruti Ghalake (son of patient Draupati Ghalake)

Arjun Bhatia

There is a positive vibe here which keeps patients willing to fight cancer and be cured.

Arjun Bhatia (son of patient Madhu Bhatia)