In addition to the main care of our inmates, we also have the following support systems:
Out Patient Dept (OPD)
This is mainly for patients who have been discharged from the Sadan and need follow-up treatment on their medication. Our in-house doctor is available for the same every afternoon as required.
Day Care Services
This is for patients who would like to stay at home, but would like to come in for day care attention when needed. All necessary care is given to day care patients.
We do not have a home care service, but closely liase with other NGOs like Cancer Patients Aides Association, V-Care etc., who support these services and coordinate with the Sadan.
Our volunteers form a very important part of the support system. To become a volunteer, the individual must send us a brief personal resume, and fill a questionnaire. These are studied by our committee to see the suitability of the individual to be a volunteer. If found suitable, the application is kept on the waitlist and the person is invited, as soon as there is a vacancy or a special need arises.
Functions of the volunteers
A volunteer gives his/her time and service to the Sadan on a purely voluntary basis without compensation. The main function of the volunteers are:
Help in Management
Help in roles like telephone operating, coordination etc.
Interact with Patients
Interact with the patients and provide companionship, and service to them.
Interact with Relatives
Interact with relatives and support them in any way possible.
The volunteer is asked to select the field he or she would like to serve in, and give a commitment of time and a day for it, on a purely voluntary basis, without any compulsion.