DEAN Foundation, Hospice and Palliative Care Centre

location: ChennaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Support Care of terminally-ill poor patients by sponsoring the part salary of our Social worker
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Donate to a fund that will help us buy medicines and consumables to treat cancer patients
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To cater to that vulnerable, marginalised section of society that cannot defend or speak for itself - mainly the destitute, the homeless and afflicted women, who will receive priority for admission and free treatment. To care for those suffering from
Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya, after reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche was inspired to begin a Hospice. She invited two of her friends to form DEAN Foundation. Her belief in the statement - When life begins with an act of Love, why shouldn’t it end that way ? – drives her to serve patients who approach Dean Foundation for end-of-life care, with passion.
Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya is the Founder and the Managing Trustee. She holds an M.Phil Degree in Communication and Journalism and apart from managing the whole project, assists in designing new and effective communication strategies to create awareness on Palliative Care, to ensure this service reaches the common man at the edge of Rural Tamil Nadu. She develops and directs palliative care programmes and focuses public attention on the importance of the management of pain, symptoms and emotional / psychosocial / spiritual / ethical dimensions of advanced diseases and end-of-life issues. She also creates avenues for Training of Medical personnel in the government Sector in Palliative Medicine. Through the mass media, she influences public opinion in correcting current perceptions.
Full time staff :6
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :15
Volunteers: 31
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 19103582
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 16498555
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of Patients & Family Members Counseled: 2025
No. of Nurse-Aides, Volunteers, Interns trained in the basics of Palliative Care: 38
No. of meetings with Palliative Care Bodies, State and Central Govt. officials: 10
No. of Newly Registered Patients: 1660
No. of People made aware of Palliative Care and DEAN Foundation: 14815
Rewards & Recognition
In 2017, Mrs.Deepa Muthaiya, Chairman, DEAN Foundation was awarded the Certificate of Honour & Appreciation by the Dr. Muthiah's Virtues Trust and Dr. Visalakshi Muthiah Foundation for Special Children Outstanding Commitment to Dignify and Empower the Ailing and the Needy by delivering Hospice, Integrated Palliative Care & Geriatric Care and Rural Outreach
In 2017, Mrs.Deepa Muthaiya, Chairman, DEAN Foundation was awarded the One of the 50 most impactful Social Innovators by the The 6th edition of the World CSR Congress 2017 Social Innovation that impacted Society
In 2017, Mrs.Nalini Senapathy, Volunteer, DEAN Foundation was awarded the Abhinandhan by the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Esplanade and 7 other Inner Wheel Clubs of City Volunteering with DEAN Foundation for 15 years
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)16,97517,03436,366
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia334,238722,127210,175
Other donations from Indian individuals8,484,9904,552,2236,359,625
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia80,31241,88131,605
Other donations from foreign individuals483,498294,35047,687
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)6,917,2169,094,3207,466,485
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)2,057,3801,523,4370
Sale of assets0400,0000
Total Receipts19,103,58217,980,67714,151,943
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)949,666231,9580
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries00208,436
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits8,270,6677,898,5514,916,975
Staff training197,816307,706536,264
Staff travel117,20933,4451,153,315
Consultant's fees1,567,821170,853116,368
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)239,0071,932,7462,044,685
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,878,5403,155,7151,952,419
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)514,174453,025610,316
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits809,719815,000762,041
Staff training0084,000
Staff travel26,62136,75279,145
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)0245,884109,801
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)117,434137,6681,537,741
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )20,00055,00050,000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)00610,316
Other non-programme expenses47,24693,05382,147
Total Payments16,498,55516,862,90315,003,739
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.271]
2 PAN Number:AAATD3083C
3 12-A [No.60/98/99]
4 80G [No.DIT(E) No. 2(20)/98-99]
5 FCRA [No.75900984]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Mr. C. Ananda Kumar
 AH-91(Old No.205), III Street, VIII Main Road, Anna Nagar
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000101
 5,000 – 10,000178
 10,000 – 25,0007714
 25,000 – 50,000022
 50,000 – 1,00,000022
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0001
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0001
 50,000 – 1,00,0002
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 594000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 44600
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya
 Female, Managing Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Dr. Ravi Sundar George
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Mr. Ravi Kumaran Nair
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya Was heading a Customer Care Centre in a multinational paging company before establishing DEAN Foundation. She keeps updating her counselling skills in various forums, latest being a workshop at Public Health Foundation of India at New Delhi.
2 Dr. Ravi Sundar George Dr. Ravi Sundar George holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and is the Professor & Head, Dept. of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University. He is passionate about Palliative Care and brings his vast experience in the field of research and teaching to the operations of DEAN Foundation.
3 Mr. Ravi Kumaran Nair A Mechanical Engineer, Mr. Nair retired as the Deputy Director General, Ordnance Factories, Government of India. He then completed a post graduate diploma in Counselling and went on to earn a degree in Homeopathy. He was a Volunteer with DEAN Foundation for over 14 years, before becoming a Trustee.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201729/03/201723
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201729/03/201723
Annual Report for the year 2015-201601/12/201723
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201601/12/201723
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External Reviews
1SBI Foundation
2M/s. N Raja & Associates
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Importance of Social workers
5 year old Master S R was having stomach pain and vomiting when he was 3 ½ years old. On treatment, vomiting stopped and stomach pain still continued. Investigations which were done showed that the child has abdominal neuro blastoma, a common Cancer for children of this age group. The child was referred to DEAN Foundation’s unit. His condition deteriorated after chemotherapy and he needed symptomatic treatment which was given. The parents wanted to take the child home and spend the remaining days of his life at home as a family even though the child requires constant medical attention. Currently the child is complaining of pain and occasional vomiting – a clear indication of his deteriorating. This was found out by his regular phone call. On hearing that the condition of the child was bad and that he still had pain, the Social workers encouraged the family continue to come to our Out-patient department. They were reassured that should the condition deteriorate, the treatment and support will continue through Home based care also, as and when required.
 Helping with care
Mr. J H is a 36 yrs old male. He is a supplier of laborers to contractors. His wife does not work. He has 3 daughters. In February 2012, he had pain in the abdomen with constipation. He consulted a general physician with no relief. He went to a private hospital underwent all the investigations, and the reports revealed the diagnosis as “Carcinoma in colon” He underwent surgery, and was given medications & later discharged. Two months later he started chemotherapy. Four months later he again had severe abdominal pain, constipation & difficulty in breathing. He went to the hospital again where the doctors referred him for Palliative Care. He came to Dean Foundation very late in the evening with his wife with severe pain and was also depressed. Luckily our nurses were present and gave him reassurance and comfort. Our doctor was called immediately and he examined him thoroughly. He advised the nurses to give him medications for pain relief and other distressing symptoms like constipation, nausea & vomiting, respiratory distress, anxiety & depression. Our Social Worker counseled him and his wife, explained them about the incurability of the disease. He is getting treatment now and is under various medication.

You can communicate with DEAN Foundation, Hospice and Palliative Care Centre at
Salitha Abraham
Old No. 73/New No. 59, II Street, Aspiran Garden Colony, Kilpauk-
Chennai - 600010,India

Or you can reach DEAN Foundation, Hospice and Palliative Care Centre here
Phone : 91 44 26454949
Fax : 91 44 26260552
E-mail :


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