Rajaram Shinde, 42, from Mumbai was diagnosed with lung cancer (Metastatic T790M Mutation) in January 2016 and after initial treatment through 6 chemotherapies, the doctor had advised him to a tablet until July 2018. He is a stage 3 (advance) cancer patient.
Recently his report showed that the current medication is not suiting his treatment due to the progression of the disease and hence his doctor prescribed him Osimertinib tablet which is costing Rs. 2,04,435.84 per month however through Medical Representative (MR) he is getting this tablet at Rs. 1,63,000. This tablet has had a positive outcome on Rajaram who is feeling better much better.
Through support from his office and some foundations and NGOs, he has managed to afford this expensive tablet for the last 2-3 months, not anymore. His salary is not enough to spend Rs. 1.63 lakh every month nor does he has enough savings to fund. His family condition is not good either and cannot afford the tablet at his current income as he is the sole earning member in his family. He is also supporting his elder brother’s family who lost his job when he had to be with Rajaram for his treatment.
The doctor has strictly advised him to be on Osimertinib tablet as that’s the only medicine which can help him survive. He is in distress and has lost all hopes as he has been visiting several foundations and NGOs but none of them are able to support beyond Rs. 20,000-25,000 that too only once. This is not enough to fund his monthly treatment. He cannot afford to miss his medicine nor he can afford to sit at home as he is the only earning member supporting his and brother’s family.
His medical reports and doctor advise are attached for your reference. He is getting treated in Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre
Your support can make a huge difference to help him fund his treatment and live longer.
Thank you for your support in advance.