By Health In Five Writer
In view of the World Cancer Day observed on February 4, 2022, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital has partnered with Karkinos Healthcare to promote early detection of cancer in Mumbai among the under-privileged communities. The community outreach program will be conducted with the objective of screening 2,00,000 people for cancer in and across Mumbai, along with a managed cancer care delivery system. The screening services will be provided for free to the under-privileged communities under this initiative.
The initiative comprises screening people for different types of cancers such as oral cancer, breast cancer, cervix cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. The target demographic will be those between the ages of 30 and 65 years.
R. Venkataramanan, Founder and CEO, Karkinos Healthcare said, “This is just the beginning of our community outreach programme, to reach out to those who might otherwise be unable to receive these life-saving facilities. We are hopeful of expanding our services across the country in the future in an effort to save countless lives through the early detection of cancer. It is incredibly heartening to be a part of this profound initiative.”
Dr. Tarang Gianchandani, CEO, Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital added, “The goal is to ensure a care continuum for who are unable to afford cancer screenings due to financial constraints or lack of awareness through follow-ups for further treatment for those who may need it. The effort will be launched in Mumbai and its suburbs, with plans to expand further across the country.”