Home Care is an integral part of cancer care. Home care services are provided by Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute and are supported by Gujarat Cancer Society since many years.
In Jan 2014, Lodge Fellowship – 140, a Philanthropic organisation of Ahmedabad, donated an ambulance to Gujarat Cancer Society, especially for care of home bound patients. This service was formally dedicated for patient care on 4th Feb 2014, by Dr Sunil Awasia, Additional Director, Medical services, Gandhinagar, on occasion of “Cancer Day Celebration.”
Department of Pain & Palliative Medicine have taken over the responsibility of regular home visits for home bound cancer patients, residing in city of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. A doctor and counselor or a staff nurse pays visit to patients at home and advise the patients and caregivers regarding treatment and general care of patients.
This brings lots of satisfaction to patients and family. About 30 home visits are done, every month, for cancer patients in advanced stage of disease.