GUWAHATI, Nov 6: Assam Gas Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) on Monday to support the treatment of underprivileged childhood cancer patients from Assam at the institute, with an annual budget of Rs 1.5 crore for 2017-18. According to a press release, more than 250 childhood cancer patients are diagnosed and treated at BBCI every year, and around 15 to 20 old and newly diagnosed childhood cancer patients receive chemotherapy on a daily basis. According to Dr. Amal Chandra Kataki, Director of BBCI, most of the Government schemes for free treatment are available only for patients belonging to below poverty line. But, many guardians above poverty line also cannot afford the high expenses of investigation and treatment with chemotherapy for their child suffering from cancer. In this regard, non-governmental organizations like Jiv Daya Foundation from USA, Cankids, Leukemia Crusader from Delhi, Deepsikha Foundation, Nirmal & MP Aggarwal Trust, N Borthakur Memorial Trust from Guwahati, Jaipur Foot, Ashray Concept Foods (Nutritiol Supplements) , KL Group and Al-Ameen Welfare Society Guwahati are providing fincial and other help for the underprivileged childhood cancer patients undergoing treatment at BBCI, said Dr. Kataki.
Assam Gas Company signs MoU with BBCI