Brahmaputra Cancer Care Society (BCCS), Mumbai is a voluntary nonprofit organization established in 2010 for the noble cause of extending support and care to the cancer patients and their families. Lots of cancer patients, especially from the North Eastern states of India come to Mumbai for better treatment and medical support. The patients of the dreaded disease and their families from different backgrounds and ages undergo a damning mental distress, hopelessness and turmoil. Poor economic condition of many of the patients leads to the need of every support right from the onset of their journey for better medical aids. The whole process is excruciatingly painful and devastating. The treatment process pushes them to the verge of losing the bread for the remaining family members.
Water Purification and Hot & Cold water dispensing system for the cancer patients at Assam Bhavan, Vashi, Mumbai
Financial assistance for a prosthetic limb for a cancer patient for amputated leg.
Financial assistance and association for cancer detection camp organized by The Mahakali Advanced Locality Management Committee, Andheri, Mumbai.
Special medical counseling, interaction with experts, distribution of medicine and utility kit to the patients on BCCS establishment day.
Provided stretcher and collapsible wheel chair for the benefit of cancer patients at Assam Bhavan,Vashi, Mumbai and Deepsikha Cancer Care Foundation.
The panel of doctors of BCCS attends to the cancer patients for counseling and understands the critical issues, explains the side effects of the treatments and provides required medical services. The doctors also advise the escorts/attendants to help the patients fight with the disease, clear their doubts and come out of their mental agony. Depending on the need, the doctors liaise with different hospitals for any practical problem during the course of treatment.
Patients undergoing radio or chemotherapy need additional nutritional support. The doctors of BCCS advise them suitable foodstuff and help them in identifying the required protein supplements. BCCS offers free protein supplements and free food to financially constrained cancer patients.
Accommodation and Logistics
Treatment of cancer is a long-drawn process and the patient need to stay for longer periods in Mumbai during the course of their treatment. Getting an affordable accommodation is one of the major concerns in the city like Mumbai, which drains the patients and their escorts physically, mentally and financially. BCCS is operating an accommodation in an independent house at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai for the benefit of cancer patients at a very nominal cost. The accommodation is located near to Tata Memorial hospital, Kharghar with the capacity of 30 patients at a time.
Address of Accommodation: B-13, Near Shivaji Chowk, Sector-12, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai-410210