KGK’s core philosophy revolves around its commitment to improving the lives of less privileged folks, by empowering them with innovative and sustainable solutions. The group, through its corporate societal engagements, significantly contributed to and made measurable progress towards its vision of an inclusive living. Moving well beyond its business activities, the KGK Group ensures to undertake diverse community engagement initiatives. Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (BMCHRC) is one of the many blueprints for community engagement that has resulted in saving the lives of human beings. This NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals) accredited institution offers holistic solutions under one roof and offers subsidized cost of treatment for the patients belonging to the weaker strata. Besides, the hospital also runs several welfare programmes to address the financial, emotional and physiological needs of the patients.

With an objective to gift a worry-free life with holistic health & wellness, “Donate A Life” programme was initiated by Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in August 2014. The programme aims to extend free treatment for treatable blood cancer in children aged 1 to 14.

Highlights of the programme:

  • Internationally approved chemotherapy protocols.

  • The excellent cure rate of over 90%, leading to cancer free and productive life.

  • Highly experienced and competent physicians.

  • The entire cost of treatment including medicines, bed, consultation, and nursing, is managed by the dedicated ‘Donate A Life’ fund account.

  • Interest incurred on the donations is used dedicatedly for the project.

  • 74 patients are Cancer free, and 19 new patients are receiving the treatment

Purpose of the programme

In India, cancer in children constitutes 5.5% of total cancer cases every year, adding to the already burgeoning pool of untreated children. This percentage has multiplied from the previous records of 2.5%. A disturbing reality is that only around 1 in 10 of the childhood cancer cases receive complete therapy. As a consequence, while cure rates for common childhood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia are over 80% in the developed countries, in India, they have remained abysmally low at around 30%. To address such reality, BMCHRC has been supporting the initiative of helping affected children by providing free treatment therefore enabling underprivileged parents to afford and initiate the treatment and cure.

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