ASHIC is focused solely on Childhood Cancer. Underprivileged families living in far-flung villages have to travel to Dhaka, for specialised treatment for cancer. High cost and or late diagnosis means parents often discontinue treatment for their child and go back home, thus contributing to the previously high “Drop-Out Rate” as well as the poor “Survival Rate”. ASHIC provide palliative care for children with cancer. They also help with accommodation and cost of treatment. For those who need to return home with their dying child, doctors in the ASHIC palliative care unit have designed a program, teaching parents effective methods of palliative and hospice care, thus enabling parents to continue to care for the dying child at home during the last days their child’s life.
Image: ASHIC keeps handprints of all its patients