Mr. Domba Shettigar is suffering from Carcinoma lung which was diagnosed 2 months ago on 07 October 2020. The only viable treatment option for him is the administration of inj. Pembrolizumab 200 mg (brand name Inj. Keytruda) every 3 weeks for 2 years as told by several oncology consultants.
Inj. Pembrolizumab is very expensive and hence I have enrolled my father into the Keytruda Patient Access program (KeyPAP) of the drug company, MSD in which 100 mg of the drug will be given free of charge and we have to buy another 100 mg which costs Rs. 2,10,400/- each time.
My father has already received the first dose of the drug on 27 Nov 2020 at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. The cost of hospital admissions, investigations, and medicines in the last two months was Rs. 4,38,576/- which was managed with medical insurance and savings. The treatment cost for the next 6 months treatment is Rs. 20, 00, 000/- (Cost certificate attached) as estimated by the treating oncologist.
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Mundkur Vidhyavardhaka Alumni Association
Hello to one and all, I’m sure you all have had a rough year due to the pandemic. However, I’d like to draw the attention of all the ex-students of Vidhyavardhaka Junior College, Mundkur to the situation at hand. To those of you who aren’t aware, our beloved teacher Shri Domba Shettigar is suffering from a respiratory disorder and is hospitalized for the same. Mr. Domba Shettigar is a dearly beloved and highly respected teacher who has devoted many years to our school. He was one of those few teachers that took pride in what he did and worked passionately towards becoming a very valuable faculty member. From patting us on the back for the things done right to staying back and giving extra classing for those lagging, he has gone above and beyond. And today he, unfortunately, is not just fighting his way to overcome his health issue but is also struggling to keep up with the medical expenses. His daughters are trying their very best but are falling short. Therefore I truly believe it’s time that we as students go above and beyond to help with his medical expenses. I understand that times are tough but any contribution is valuable.
Dr Shakunthala Shetty from USA
“It is heartbreaking to know one of my best teachers, who encouraged me, who believed in me, who made me believe I had potential is diagnosed with cancer. We wish you Sir speedy recovery, we pray to God to give you and your family strength to go through a tough time. stay positive. We love you very much.”
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