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Membership

MEMBER:

" If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one" -Mother Teresa"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa

If you are blessed with the gift of time, please use it to help us. Our volunteers include survivors and some socially committed women from all walks of life. Volunteers can choose to volunteers 2-3 days a week for about 2 hours each day. We are spread across the city, making it easier to select a convenient location for you.

Members are involved in counselling sessions, therapies, understanding the needs of the patients, raising funds.

Besides our regular hours, we also take initiative in spending awareness regarding breast cancer in schools across Kolkata and the suburbs. We are also involved in awareness walks . lets get together to help a sister in need. Afterall, we are all in this together.

 

To become a Member

  • Joining as a member volunteer : We offer membership to survivors,primary family members, health professionals, and social workers for a fee of only Rs 200 per year.
  • Becoming a hospital volunteer : We are always in need of volunteers to cope with our activities . Rs.2000/- will get you a membership for life. A survivor pays only Rs.1000 for life membership.

Please call any of the numbers below

President: Smt. Dipti Roy (+91 92305 13328) || Secretary: Smt. Nupur Chakraborty (+91 98319 99969) || Jt. Secretary: Smt. Krishna Dutta || Treasurer: Smt. Pami Shah (+91 98307 55895) || Jt. Treasurer: Smt. Sabita Dutta (+91 98303 03362)

CLINICS AND TIMINGS:

HITAISHINI helps breast cancer patients by way of pre-operative and post-operative counseling. Our volunteers attend breast cancer clinics to offer support, information, medicinal help, psychological counseling, and guidance in respect of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, among other things .

Patients are shown exercises and three lymphopress machines are used to treat lymphodema of the arm. Mastectomy patients are helped in fitting of prosthesis (artificial breasts), sold to them at nominal prices. Volunteers also visit patients at their homes or other treatment centers, on request, to offer positive support. They also help rehabilitate patients economically by providing them with sewing machines or such other helpful equipments.

Presently, HITAISHINI volunteers attend the following breast cancer clinics:

Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute:

37 S.P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700 026. Every Monday & Thursday , 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute:

Mahatma Gandhi Road, Thakurpukur, Kolkata - 700063. Every Friday, 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Calcutta Heart Clinic and Hospital:

Salt Lake HC Block, Salt Lake, Sector - III, Bidhannagar, Kolkata - 700 106 Every Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.