Mrs. Trupti Thanekar

Medical Social Worker

Mrs. Trupti Thanekar has been working at the Cancer Center since the last 8 years as an oncology medical social worker. She dedicatedly offers cancer patients all kinds of services from counseling to fundraising. Every year the medical social work department conducts cancer-related activities for the patients and their relatives. Medical Social Workers provide a unique and integral part of patient care by attending to the social, environmental, financial and emotional need of the patient and family across the spectrum of care offered by the various programs and services at Ruby Hall Clinic. The Medical Social Work (MSW) Department works closely with Ruby Hall Clinic’s team of health care professionals to ensure high-quality care for patients and their families. Facing the diagnosis of Cancer itself is traumatising for patients and their families. Most of the time patients are in denial. Thus apart from the treatment, most patients need moral support and financial help. Keeping this in mind, the centre has incorporated medical and psychiatric social workers in their team.

As per need assessment study analysis by Oncology Social Workers and with the help from Cancer center we have inaugurated Family support group for cancer patients and their relatives. We also promote rehabilitation activity for oral cancer patients who are undergoing Radiotherapy for over one and a half month. They need information about oral hygiene and in that view, every month, we plan sessions about Oral hygiene, Diet, and Physiotherapy. MSW is also fully involved with various other activities held at the cancer centre for Stoma association and Breast cancer support.

MSW also organises activities for patients and their families like:-

  • Rose day celebration for the Cancer patients
  • Children’s day & Christmas day celebration
  • Breast Cancer support group for the patients & relatives
  • Awareness programs for anybody who seeks to know more about cancer
  • Stoma patient get together
  • Cancer screening camp
  • Family support group for Cancer caregivers
  • Education programme for oral Cancer patients
  • Awareness sessions in other organisations & social agencies
  • Wish fulfillment of pediatric Cancer patients with the help of Make A Wish Foundation
  • Awareness programme for RHC staff & class 4 workers regarding Cancer awareness

The Medical Social Work (MSW) Department works closely with Ruby Hall Clinic’s team of health care professionals to ensure high-quality care for patients and their families. Facing the diagnosis of Cancer itself is traumatising for patients and their families. Most of the time patients are in denial. Thus apart from the treatment, most patients need moral support and financial help. Keeping this in mind, the centre has incorporated medical and psychiatric social workers in their team.

As per need assessment study analysis by Oncology Social Workers and with the help from Cancer center we have inaugurated Family support group for cancer patients and their relatives. We also promote rehabilitation activity for oral cancer patients who are undergoing Radiotherapy for over one and a half month. They need information about oral hygiene and in that view, every month, we plan sessions about Oral hygiene, Diet, and Physiotherapy. MSW is also fully involved with various other activities held at the cancer centre for Stoma association and Breast cancer support.

MSW also organises activities for patients and their families like:-

  • Rose day celebration for the Cancer patients
  • Children’s day & Christmas day celebration
  • Breast Cancer support group for the patients & relatives
  • Awareness programs for anybody who seeks to know more about cancer
  • Stoma patient get together
  • Cancer screening camp
  • Family support group for Cancer caregivers
  • Education programme for oral Cancer patients
  • Awareness sessions in other organisations & social agencies
  • Wish fulfillment of pediatric Cancer patients with the help of Make A Wish Foundation
  • Awareness programme for RHC staff & class 4 workers regarding Cancer awareness