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How a residential home provider is coming to aid of child cancer patients

The study has found that the environment plays a statistically significant role in outcomes of cancers like acute leukaemia which need intensive treatment

Geetanjali Krishna 

A group of children joyfully sing nursery rhymes in a bright yellow room. Among them is three-and-a-half-year-old Saajan Pandey, naughty, active and difficult to pin down. “Seven months ago when he was diagnosed with leukaemia, he was too weak to walk,” says his father Abhishek Pandey, a rural schoolteacher from Bihar’s Nalanda district.

Pandey and his wife brought Saajan to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, for treatment. “The doctors at AIIMS said there was a good chance Saajan would recover,” he says. But it meant having to stay in ...

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First Published: Fri, January 17 2020. 23:53 IST