Keeping in mind the vulnerability of elders & our Corona warriors on ground, in the current Covid 19 pandemic situation, HelpAge India is adhering to all the safety and hygiene measures for all its programs on the field, like wearing face masks, regular washing & sanitization of hands, and maintaining social distancing norms at all times, to ensure their safety & protection.
Cancer treatment in our country is highly priced and majority of elders are not covered by any form of medical insurance. Therefore the biggest challenge has been to provide sustained healthcare intervention for needy elderly cancer patients. HelpAge India provides palliative care to end-stage cancer patients in partnership with a number of credible and competent cancer hospitals and organizations. These partners also conduct cancer awareness and cancer detection camps. Thus, from cancer detection and treatment, our partners have been able to deliver quality cancer care for elders in need of such intervention, including home visits post cancer treatment along with counselling for the patient and family. Over 99,000 treatments have been supported since 1998.