YKAK Open Shelter for Cancer Children

DENPASAR

Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker (YKAK) Bali opens shelter for cancer children in Bali and Nusa Tenggara region to help continuation of the medication.

“The shelter is close to the Sanglah Public Center Hospital (RSUP) Denpasar to keep the continuation of medication for cancer children living in that place,” said Wahyu Dwi Kurniawan, the Chairman of YKAK Bali in Denpasar.

He said that now there are nine children staying in the shelter with different cancer background. Their age is from several months to 18 years old.

Those children are from Bali and Nusa Tenggara. They have stayed at the shelter since beginning of April 2013.

“The diseases are different, from blood, eye, bone cancer and tumor. Now there are five children and the rest are having their medication at RSUP Sanglah,” he said.

Wahyu said that the children are from poor families or those having Bali Mandara Health Insurance (JKBM). The patients are accompanied by one of their parent while staying at the shelter.

The shelter has capacity of twelve big bedrooms for the patients and their parent.

“We also give other facilities including meals and school fees, while the medication fee comes from the donators,” he said.

Meanwhile, Rike Liwan, the Public Relation Manager Aston Denpasar Hotel and Convention Center, said that he also support the cancer children by donating profits gained.

“This type of health aid is a part of our corporate social responsibility toward disabilities children. One of the real actions is holding a charity for them through screening at the hotel,” he said.

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