“The area of operations is presently district Gurgaon and Dayal hospital but likely to expand its base to cover whole Haryana with the inclusion of more members.”
The philosophy underlines the fact that time and money were the key factors in deciding the outcome of the disease. A lot of time is wasted in the government hospitals where the volume of patients is very large and lakhs of rupees are required in corporate ones. A poor patient without any mediclaims is left with a little choice. Like a breast cancer operation at corporate hospital may cost approximately 1 Lac to the patient and additional 2 to 3 Lac for further treatment. The same treatment at govt. centre may be extremely less.
This foundation is a nonprofitable organisation started by Dr. T. R. Juneja in the loving memory of his beloved wife Mrs. Yash juneja . She was diagnosed to be a case of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer in 2006. Though the disease was very aggressive but she fought bravely till the last breath of her life. During her course of treatment Dr. juneja took her to various cancer hospitals government and corporate. They had different types of experiences in both the setups. The government institutions were flooded with the patients and cancer patients had to face a long periods of waiting whether it was OPD line or investigations . Even the treatment of cancer ( surgery , chemotherapy or radiotherapy ) took such a long time to start that many patients either died in the course of work up or became advanced , untreatable cancers . The situation at private nursing homes and corporate hospitals were dismal in another way. Many times a qualified specialist was not available or the cost of treatment was beyond the reach of a common man . There were many occasions when poor patents had to sell their valuables to afford the treatment . The philosophy underlies the fact that TIME and MONEY were the key factors in deciding the outcome of the disease. A lot of time is wasted in the government hospitals where the volume of patients is very large and lakhs of rupees are required in corporate ones. A poor patient without any mediclaims is left with a little choice. Like a breast cancer operation at corporate hospital may cost approximately 1 lac to the patient and additional 2 to 3 lac for further treatment . The same treatment at govt. Centre may be extremely less.
It was inferred that money is spent in the costly investigations like Ultrasonography , CT Scans MRI, Bonescans , PET Scans and various type of blood tests which were done many times during the entire course of illness . Also the chemotherapy drugs are highly priced at corporate hospitals . These apex hospitals also charge a heavy price for the hotel like rooms and state of art equipments used in surgery.
With the above background in mind Dr T R Juneja came in touch with the like minded people to form a non profitable organisation . Dr Anuradha Bhanot , her daughter and Dr Vidya Bisla helped with clinical inputs while Mr H C Khetarpal and Mr Sushil Kaudinya provided the valuable information about the necessary steps to be taken . Mr Subhash Batra and Mr S C Suneja also came forward to help . And thus YCF ( Yash cancer foundation ) was born on 23rd of January 2013 with the collective effort of these like minded people . It is now a duly registered society , registered under the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act 2012(Haryana Act no. 1 of 2012 ) with the registration no as HR 018 2013 00201 and head office at 458 sec 56 behind jalvayu towers Gurgaon . The area of operations is presently district Gurgaon but likely to expand its base to cover whole Haryana with the inclusion of more members.
CANCER LOAD IN SOCIETY
Every year some 25 lac new cancer cases come up in India and 5-8 lac die because of them . The majority of the patients are from rural background and the delay in cancer diagnosis , treatment and hence death rate is highest among this group . With limited access to health care machinery these villagers are most affected . A large no of patients come from rural background who have alimited access to government health care machinery. Their knowledge about the disease is so poor that they keep on harbouring the menace for a long time before taking treatment.And when they do either it is too late or it is too costly to be afforded.