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                                             Tata Trusts’ philanthropic medical grants

                                                 channel the best humanistic instincts

                      Sudden illnesses or unforeseen healthcare  expenditures can      The Tata Trusts’ philanthropic work in community building and

                      prove to be ruinous, notwithstanding the physical and emotional   uplifting the underprivileged also includes tapping into its strong
                      toll they  take.  Many Indians are unable  to bear  the  financial   network  of  medical  professionals  working  at  various
                      burden of treating medical conditions that require specialised   government-run, private, and charitable hospitals across the
                      and extended care, regardless of whether they own medical        country to help families struggling with exorbitant medical bills.

                      insurance or not.                                                The Trusts uses the social work department of the network
                                                                                       hospitals to assess the socio-economic condition of the family in
                      The family of a young mother of a four-year-old found themselves   need, helps family members of the patient process the required
                      in a similar situation when the mother was diagnosed with        paperwork for treatment, and provides information on how the

                      Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (HL) in 2019. A highly curable type of blood   medical  grant awarded to them  will  be  disbursed  for  the
                      cancer, with approximately 80 percent of patients being cured    patient’s treatment.
                      through standard first-line chemotherapy, the woman underwent
                      treatment, but unfortunately su ered a relapse in 2021.          A timely intervention in this case was highly e ective with the

                                                                                       woman now well on her way to recovery.
                      A teacher by profession, with her husband employed in the
                      private sector, the family was unable to a ord the recommended
                      second   phase   of  treatment.  This   involved  high-dose

                      chemotherapy and an autologous stem cell transplantation -
                      Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) recommended by healthcare
                      professionals to minimise the long-term side e ects of her
                      condition and to improve treatment outcomes. The family turned

                      to Tata Trusts for aid, which was promptly extended following an
                      extensive case evaluation.

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