Hyderabad, January 21, 2018: Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan organized Golf Fund Raising Tournament at Hyderabad Golf Club at Golconda Tombs on Sunday to raise funds to set up a to set up state-of-art the equipment “Flow Cytometer & Baterial Culture System” to treat Pediatric cancer patients at Oncology Department in MNJ Cancer Hospital to increase longevity of the Pediatric Cancer Patients.
The MNJ Cancer Hospital, established by Nawab Mehdi Nawaj Jung and inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was the first cancer centre in unified Andhra Pradesh to provide cancer care. Hospital with such a history lacks some advanced and life enhancing equipment.
Over 100 seasonal golfers took part in the Golf Tournament. Shashidhar Reddy and Sanjay Kamtam declared winners. First Runner ups were Rama Rao, Nrupenderjeet Singh and Second Runner Ups were Sankeerth N and Srinivas. The prizes were given a way from Rotarians Jessi Birgi, Director Fund Raising; Som Dutt Sharma, President of Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan and J. Vikramdev Rao, President of Hyderabd Golf Club; D. Dandith Reddy, Hon Treasurer of Hyderabad Golf Club
The “Flow Cytometer & Baterial Culture System” will help in Diagnosing the degree and intensity of disease in Blood cancer affected children. Thereby helping in providing the right therapy. The equipment costs Rs 95 lakhs. Rotary Clubis planning to raise one third of the cost. Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan raised roughly about Rs 20 lakh through this event and will orgnaise another event soon in near future and will mobiles Rs 15 lakh. The balance one thirds will be raised through the Rotary International and other one third will be raised through partner organizations, who will provide the matching grant.
Some of the Golfers who participated in the Tournament and graced the awards function Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy - Oncologist, Cancer Specialist; Avinash Gupta; fomer Andhra Pradesh DGP Swaranjit Sen and many others. The Tournament began at six in the morning and concluded in the afternoon.
As committed to serve the society, Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan taken up the cause of Cancer to supply MNJ Cancer Hospital, the life extending equipment. This equipment increases the longevity of children suffering from this dreaded disease CANCER. Although more children are surviving cancer as ever before, young patient successfully treated in 70's and 80's may live a decade less on an average than the general population. With the existing equipment and treatment, the chances of survival are only 40% in MNJ Pediatric Oncology department whereas the chances of survival as per international standard are up to 80%.
A report published in the international journal 'The Lancet' has drawn attention to the poor infrastructure and treatment facilities for pediatric cancer patients in India which is leading to high cancer mortality. To conclude that delayed diagnosis and inadequate, incorrect or sub optimum treatment are the chief factors for poor cancer survival in India.
Changes in treatment extend the life span of long term survivors of childhood cancer. The declines coincided the changes in pediatric cancer therapy and follow-up care. The changes included in the right usage and dosage of radiation and chemotherapy. To increase the longevity of these hapless children, we plan to set up state-of-art radiation dosimeter and blood culture equipment which can help to bring down the mortality rate significantly informed Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan in a press note issued in the city today. To raise funds for this cause, we are once again organizing a third Golf Fund raising Tournament at Hyderabad Golf Club, the release added.
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Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan in the past set up a charitable Dialysis centre at Secunderabad to serve the needy of the society which is provided a session of Dialysis treatment at just Rs.300/- against a private hospital charging Rs.3,500/- for the same, while keeping at par with them on all quality parameters. They have conducted 10,000 dialysis in the last year.
Rotary Club is also in the process of upgrading its existing blood bank this year with the state of art equipment to support the cause of treatment for Thalassemia Children. This facility will enable us to supply free blood to the children suffering from this rare blood disorder.