Dr. Sunil Gaikwad the former BJP MP and his elder brother Anilkumar Gaikwad, Secretary, Maharashtra Construction Department donated rupees five lakhs to cancer hospital on the occasion of their late father Baliram Dada Gaikwad’s birthday, a cheque was handed over to Padma Bhushan Dr. Ashokrao Kukde.
Although the risk of cancer patients receiving appropriate treatment in Latur has been reduced but the growing number of patients is still worrying. These patients are given radiation and chemotherapy facilities at Vivekananda Cancer Hospital.
Each day more than 100 such patients are coming here for treatment. To stop the neglect of these patients, Dr. Kailas Sharma, the son of soil and the Director of Tata Cancer Hospital, approached Mr. B. B. Thombre with a proposal and suggested that the construction of Cancer hospital should be done with people’s participation and donations. For the said project, two acres of land adjacent to Vivekananda Cancer Hospital at MIDC has been already acquired.
The project would cost about Rs. 9 crore and all the funds will be raised through public participation. This endeavour is getting good response from the society and Cancer hospital construction is in progress. Anilkumar Gaikwad rendered his support by donating 5 lakhs towards this extraordinary human cause. This was very delightful gesture and people of Latur are humbled by such consideration.