Wednesday 26 July 2017

Childhood cancer in India and abandonment of treatment

I have often touched upon the phenomenon of abandonment of treatment in this blog. This happens when a child either does not start treatment or does not complete treatment. If this happens, then the child is likely not to get cured of their cancer. One may ask, why would a print not get their child treated appropriately. But this is the reality. Abandonment of treatment is the culmination of many inter-related factors.

Recently a journalist Ankur Paliwal contacted me as he wanted to highlight this issue. He met others as well and has published a nice piece which tries to bring together all viewpoints and highlights very well, the social problem that abandonment of treatment is. I would urge you to read it by clicking on the link