(Sept-2006 upto Mar-2013)
As per the High Court Order
dated August 17, 2006, an Indigent
Patients' Fund has been created.
2% of the gross Patient Billing
is transferred to this fund
KEM Hospital is a Non Government institution.
It relies on the generosity of philanthropists,
the common man and anyone who can and
wants to make a difference.
Over half the patients who come to the
KEM Hospital, Pune, are from middle and
low-income families. For them medical
treatment, especially hospitalization,
can be a devastating financial burden.
The hospital tries to help by giving concessions
or occasionally waiving all charges. However,
the KEM Hospital is a charitable trust and has
its own financial constraints.
Many of the patients need help for purchasing
expensive medicines, orthopaedic and surgical
appliances, hearing aids and corrective glasses,
help for expensive but urgently required investigations
and extra or even basic nutrition. When a patient
with limited means requires major surgery or
has to be admitted to the ICU, the family's
resources may be insufficient and raising the
amounts required is a distressing and daunting
experience. The family members may have to incur
debts, which may take years to repay, or sell
whatever little they own to save the life of
their dear one.The Department of Medical Social
Work of the KEM Hospital works hard to raise
funds to help such patients. It has set up a
Poor Patients' Fund for this purpose. Meticulous
records are kept and the fund is audited annually.
You can extend a helping hand to our poor,
deserving patients by donating to the Poor Patients'
Your help is
A Tuberculosis patient needs on an average
Rs.750/- per month for the initial 3 months
and then Rs. 600/- per month for another
15-18 months to become a productive member
of society once more.
Cancer need no longer be fatal if it
is treated in time. But chemotherapy is
costly and beyond the means of most. A
child who has Hodgkin's Lymphoma needs
Rs.1,20,000/- for six months treatment
and adults over 18 years need Rs.1,50,000
to recover fully from this form of cancer.
Children in the range of 1 year to 10
years of age who have A.L.L or A.M.L types
of blood cancer need around Rs.2,00,000/-,
children who are between 11 years to 18
years need Rs. 3,00,000/- and adults over
18 years of age need Rs. 6,00,000/- for
treatment, spread over 2 to 3 years.
A premature or very low birth weight
baby may need lengthy hospitalization
and expensive medicines if this precious
life is to be saved. Today, even a baby
who is less than 1 kg in birth weight
can be helped to survive. But, the medicines
alone cost about Rs.500 to Rs. 2000/-
per day, depending on the baby's condition,
for a period ranging from 1 month to 2
months. Another Rs. 800/- to Rs. 5000/-
per day is required for the hospitalisation.
Renal (Kidney) failure cases need dialysis,
which costs Rs.900/- per dialysis. Rs.1,20,000/-
to Rs.1,60,000/- is needed for a kidney
transplant. After the transplant, medicines
ranging from Rs.4,500/- to Rs.7,000/-
a month have to be taken for varying periods,
Drugs required for a seriously ill patient
in the Intensive Care Unit, often an emergency
admission, may cost approximately Rs.4000/-
to 10,000/- per day for several days.
In the Paediatric (Children's) ICU, medicines
could cost Rs.1000/- per day. Patients
in the ICCU/ Neuro ICU require Rs. 3000
to 12,000/- per day.
Crippling and life threatening conditions,
like Guillain Barre Syndrome can respond,
almost miraculously, if treated immediately
with drugs costing between Rs.75,000/-
to Rs. 1,00,000/-
An accident, besides causing sudden disruption
in the lives of the entire family, may
require several thousands of rupees worth
of medicines alone.
Blood transfusions save lives. There
is no substitute for human blood. Every
three seconds, someone somewhere is in
need of blood transfusion. About 60 percent
of the population is suitable to donate
blood, yet less than five percent do.
One pint of blood can save up to three
lives. Almost everyone can contribute
to saving a life by Blood Donation.
Fulfil your desire to "give back"
to the community. It is safe, simple and saves
The KEM Hospital earnestly appeals to all its
well wishers to donate blood generously or sponsor
the cost of transfusions. You can also enrol
on our THALESSEMIA GIFT LIST (link to Thalessemia/
generosity can save a life and, thereby, a family.
The hospital is a Non-Government Organisation
that gives excellent health-care to patients
and will set standards for the rest of the country.
The KEM Hospital, Pune provides the best equipment
for diagnosis and treatment and accommodation.
Any donation you feel able to give toward our
hospital appeal, no matter how small will be
most gratefully received.
Working together, we will help to shape the
If you wish to help, please
contact the Department of Medical Social Work
The Department of Medical Social Work
Sardar Moodliar Road,
Rasta Peth, Pune-411011.
Tel: 020-66037369 between 1 pm & 4 pm.