MOU with Assam Foundation Inc.
to Raise Funds in the United States
A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Assam Foundation Inc. (ASAF, http://www.assamfoundation.org/ ) has provided CCHRC a much-needed footing in the United States. The MOU facilitates U.S. based philanthropic fund raising for cancer care in northeast India. Under the auspices of ASAF, a federal income tax exempt organization according to Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to CCHRC by individuals, corporations and other entities are tax-deductible.
ASAF is currently in the process of updating their webpage with information on CCHRC
ASA Foundation Inc. - Cachar Cancer Hospital,
PO Box 175,
Englishtown, NJ 07726 USA,
(US Tax ID: 02-0731059)
Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Established in 1996 and administered by the Cachar Cancer Hospital Society, a non-profit NGO
Located in the outskirts of Silchar town in the Barak Valley of Assam in India
Sees over 3000 new and over 14000 follow-up patients annually
Nearly 62% of the patients earn Rs. 3000 or less a month
Many of them are daily wage labourers, agricultural and tea garden workers.
Nearly 75% of the patients are treated for free or at subsidised rates
Serves patients from the Barak valley districts of Assam state and from the states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.
Has departments of radiation, surgical and medical oncolgy, pain and pallaitive care, pathology, radiology and molecular oncology, a preventive oncology programme, a tumour registry and a pharmacy. Has organized in support of patients:-
A help desk at the outpatient department (especially to help patients in need),
an in-house pharmacy that sells medicines at discounted rates,
a kitchen to take care of the food needs of patients and their attendants in need. Has plans to organize:-
A guest house to accommodate patients and their attendants who cannot afford accommodation outside.
A self-support employment centre that would provide able patients and their attendants income while they are away from their homes during the treatment period.
Satellite centres to offer cancer care in the three districts of the Barak Valley of Assam so patients would be able to access cancer care facilities near their homes. The hospital:
Is continuously facing challenges of trained human resources, finances and infrastructure.
Seeks your support
To develop the Cachar Cancer Hospital into a comprehensive cancer centre
and state of the art tertiary level referral offering treatment to all
irrespective of the patient's socioeconomic status;
To develop educational programs for medical and paramedical personnel in
the various subspecialties of oncology;
To contribute to basic and clinical research and to get involved in
Accomplishment of these objectives, with the larger objective of
full-fledged cancer care in the Northeastern region would need human
resources, development of departments and equipment.