Under Its mission to fight against the cancer, Action Cancer Hospital has launched “Outreach Cancer OPDs” in association with Asha Sanjivani Hospital Rohtak. Currently these special OPDs are operational on every Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm at Asha Sanjivani Hospital. Through these Cancer OPDs, Action Cancer Hospital will be providing top of line consultation to the people on Medical oncology, Surgical oncology, Gynae oncology, Neuro oncology, Radiation oncology, Ortho oncology, Uro oncology and Paediatric Hemato oncology. The latest initiative of Action Cancer Hospital came as an endeavor to spread awareness amongst people about the importance of early detection and diagnosis. Cancer has affected many of us through our dear ones but, it can be successfully treated if detected early.
According to Dr. D.P Saraswat, CEO, Action Cancer Hospital says; “The main purpose to organize these Outreach OPDs is to create awareness among people about their health and the preventive measures that they may take to prevent cancer. We are providing special consultation to the patients suffering from cancer; Action Cancer Hospital is also on the panel of Haryana government forwarding all the benefits offered by the state government. This initiative evolved out of very reason of our establishment i.e. to provide world-class affordable cancer treatment to all sections of the society with a humanitarian touch, whilst maintaining high standards professional competency.”
Action Cancer Hospital has been extending its arms to provide affordable healthcare services to everybody surpassing geographical and demographical boundaries. The hospital has organized various Camps and CMEs providing treatment for various ailments. “Rohtak came in as a starting point because Action Cancer Hospital and Asha Sanjivani Hospital share same vision. We look forward to start more such OPDs in the state of Haryana and in the next phase we plan to take it to Panipat, Kurushetra and Hisar. We are in process of identifying partner hospitals there and these OPDs will be stated soon.” Added Dr. Saraswat Speaking on the Deadly disease Dr. Anish Maru, Sr. Medical Oncologist, Action Cancer Hospital said, “Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in India, which has nearly three million patients suffering from the disease. Annually, nearly 500,000 people die of cancer in India. According to WHO, this number is expected to rise to 700,000 by the end of 2015.”
According to WHO, lung, oral, Head, Neck & Throat cancers are the most common among men while women suffer more from cervix, breast and ovarian cancers. According to health ministry data, out of more than 300 cancer centers in India, 40 percent are not adequately equipped with advanced cancer care equipment. India will need at least 600 additional cancer care centers by 2020 to meet the requirements.
While sharing his views on cancer Dr. Rajesh Jain, Sr. Onco Surgeon, Action Cancer Hospital said, “With a million new cases being reported every year, cancer seems to be tightening its grip on India. Recent study by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under its National Cancer Registry Program claims deaths due to cancer saw a rise of 6 percentage points between 2012 and 2014. On an average, around 1300 people die due to Cancer daily. Ageing population, unhealthy lifestyle, use of tobacco and related products are few major reasons identified as precursor to the rise in mortality due to cancer.”
There are studies which claims that if we do not take corrective measures now then the no of death by cancer will increase five times more than the current rate by the end of 2025. The recent initiative of Action Cancer Hospital will surely help in reducing the lack of cancer diagnostic facilities to some extent in this part of Haryana.
About Action Cancer Hospital
Action Cancer Hospital, founded by Lala Mange Ram Aggarwal, is the first state-of-the-art cancer care hospital in the heart of West Delhi. This 100-beds hospital, NABH accredited, which is located at Paschim Vihar in delhi, was inaugurated on 2nd April, 2010 by the then President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil. The hospital’s mission is to provide world-class affordable healthcare facilities to all sections of society with a human touch, whilst maintaining high standard of ethical practice and professional competency with emphasis on training and education leading to research. Promoted by the Manav Sevarth Trust of Action Group of Companies, the hospital provides hope to those who can’t afford the expenses that the disease demands.
Spread across 2.5 acres of land, the full-fledged super-specialty hospital is equipped to handle all types of cancer diseases. The infrastructure, equipment and technology have been integrated to international standards to provide globally healthcare standard. Action Cancer Hospital is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology in Delhi. Not only domestic patients but also those from countries like Afghanistan, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Iraq and Nepal are being treated at Action Cancer Hospital.