Total Management of Cancer Since 1969


CPAA’s Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1987 to provide economic independence, social camaraderie and hope to cancer patients and their care givers by giving them gainful and appropriate employment. The Center helps patients tide over the times when they are forced to lose their home, businesses and other precious possessions to meet treatment expenses and other costs. Additionally such patients are retrained in an appropriate craft so that they have a new source of income to help them support their families with self respect and dignity.

The patients and their relatives are referred to the centre by various hospitals and treatment centers. They are trained in various skills, given monthly wages, conveyance expenses, children’s school fees, medical aid and rations from the food bank. Thousands of cancer patients and their family members have been supported over the years. They are allowed time off as required for their treatment. The supportive environment boosts morale. Unconditional job opportunity and special vocational training is either given in-house or sponsored for the deserving candidates. A number of them have subsequently found gainful employment outside the association making use of the training received here.

Training and Production Workshops:

  • Salonè Diyè
  • Paper cutting and punching
  • Tailoring
  • Shrink packaging
  • Art and craft
  • Candle making
  • Screen printing
  • Breast Prostheses Unit
Products: The products crafted and manufactured at the center, in accordance to the seasonal trends always reflect a deep commitment to quality and a keen sense of design and aesthetics. Sophisticated designing and meticulous quality-control measures ensure excellence.

Salonè Diyè: Ethnic object ďart, the cherished and ever charming diya (traditional oil lamp) has received a new apparition under CPAA’s Salonè Diyè enterprise. Here, an exclusive and exquisite range of tastefully designed hand-crafted and hand-painted terracotta Diyas designed specially by Saloni Drolia (hence the name Salonè Diyè), Ganpati idols and gift-boxes, bear that special look, and have become artifacts to treasure for their rarity and exclusiveness of design. Saloni Drolia, a USA certified pharmacist, started designing the Salonè Diyè range while still in college, and has been instrumental in taking the traditional Oil Lamp to the next level.

Linen for the Hotel Industry: Linen items designed and manufactured exclusively for the prestigious Taj Group of Hotels in India and aboard are: Dinner Napkins, Cocktail napkins, Cloakroom Napkins, Tablecloths, Overlays, Table runners, Table Mats, Tea Cozy’s, Coasters, Doilies, Bed Runners, Laundry Bags, Shoe Bags, Slipper Pouches, Aprons, Trolley Covers, Chair Covers, Chair Bows.

  • Diwali Products: Wax Diyas, Gift Hampers, Lanterns, Gift Pouches, Gift Wraps, Torans, Ganpati Idols, Laxmi Idols
  • Candles: Pillar Candles, Floating Candles, T-Lites etc
  • Personal Gift Items: Jute Bags, Wine Bags, Jewelry Boxes, Watch Boxes
  • Corporate Gift Items: Desk Top Stationary Sets, Folders, Assorted Boxes in Silk and Brocade, Car Sets

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Breast Prosthesis: Self-image is an important part of the recovery process following a mastectomy for breast cancer patients. After extensive research, we have developed a low-cost, high-quality breast prosthesis, based largely on Indian material and to suit Indian weather conditions. It is ideal for long hours of wear and can be easily machine or hand washed, making it a safe, affordable and hassle-free product, which can be used within weeks of surgery by mastectomy patients.

While the breast prostheses are available at various hospitals in Mumbai, they can be obtained directly from the Rehabilitation Center at Mumbai. Email for rates and further information.

Patrons, Customers and Outlets:

  • These products are available throughout the year at our Gift Shop, The Rehabilitation Centre, Cancer Patients Aid Association, Anand Niketan, King George V Memorial, Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai – 400011.
  • Leading retail outlets like The Taj Mahal Hotel chain in India and abroad, Tressorie, Westside chain of stores all over India, Contemporary Arts and Crafts, Harsha Kilachand, The Lotus, Lodha Developers Limited, KKR India Advisors Pvt Limited, Wockhardt Limited, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited, Sandoz Limited, Cipla Limited, Novartis Inidia Limited, Citibank Limited, Su:riti The Culture Shop, Collective Heads Experiential Marketing Solutions.
  • Our range of Salonè Diyè is a product found in the homes of the elite and discerning upper crust of metro cities, like the Birlas, Ambanis and Ruias.
  • The products are show-cased at exclusive Trade Shows and Exhibition like Design One, The Indian Merchants Chamber Ladies Wing, Giftex, Kala Ghoda Festival, Ruchika, Bhagini, etc.

The revenue generated from the sale, supports:

  • Medical treatment of the patients
  • Day to day expenses of workers like salaries, conveyance, food, accommodation and education of the children.
  • Raw material purchase and expanding the facilities.
  • Post treatment, workers are encouraged with seed money to start their own small business ventures.


  • High end product range
  • Huge good-will in the market.
  • Central purchase contract with the Taj Group of Hotels since 1995 for over 40 Linen items of frequent use.
  • Superior Breast Prosthesis manufactured indigenously.

Our Credo

  • The patient is the most important person on the premises.
  • Smiling patient is more important than a smiling Balance Sheet.
  • Training to be job oriented.
  • 100% output to be sold

Our Challenge

How to keep this Centre Patient Caring & Financially Viable

The Rehabilitation Center prides in its quality of work and the good-will acquired as a result of it. 25 years of continual collaboration with the Taj Group of Hotels and the success of Salonè Diyè is a testament of the same. Our indigenously crafted breast prosthesis reiterates the same perspective.