“When a child requires quaternary medical care, families fall under the burden of costs. A prolonged illness could completely wipe out all savings and assets of the family. Still they might not be able to afford the cost of medical care. A group of doctors, inspired by Late Dr Alexander Chacko, who believed “
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If the need is genuine, 75% of an underprivileged child’s hospital fee is waived
"ASK foundation has disbursed treatment support worth Rs. 2 crores so far to around 400 patients over the last five years. ASK is also actively engaged in other community connect activities such as donating mobility devices to people with disabilities, conducting medical camps, awareness programs, child safety training, BLS training, fundraising events, etc. "
If 5 years' effort could save so many lives, how many more lives can be saved in all the years to come? Now, the foundation has come up with yet another impressive initiative to further extend its support.
The initiative “Donate an ICU bed”, the first of its kind, proposes to ensure the availability of one charitable bed around the year. The bed will be used for those children, coming from economically deprived families. The beds also serve as critical care beds for those that need prolonged intensive care. The campaign stands out in that, it forecasts the fund requirement, thereby enabling hassle-free fundraising. In other words, it’s always ready to receive patients. With everyone joining hands, this campaign can help save the lives of thousands of critically ill, and helpless children.
Hospital waives 30% off the fee = Rs.9,000
ASK contributes 15% of the fee = Rs. 4500
Donors contribute 15% of the fee = Rs. 4500
Patient pays only 40% of the fee = Rs. 12,000.
The Aster group has been finding new ways to contribute towards healthcare for underprivileged children, incessantly. With this new initiative, they now aim to save children from diseases; and their families from a lifetime of debt. Together, with ASK, you can help save little children, with big dreams. Click here, to donate today.
To learn more about the patient support stories and community connect programs, you can visit their Website and their Facebook.