Medica Superspecialty Hospital launches paediatric & cervical cancer initiatives

 Medica Superspecialty Hospital launches paediatric & cervical cancer initiatives

Team L&M

Medica Super-specialty Hospital and Rotary District 3291 have launched a joint initiative to raise awareness about and screening of cervical and paediatric cancer. Aimed at reaching out to under-served societies in West Bengal, this initiative will have as its main objective to offer indispensable assistance and healthcare services.

Recognising the doctor’s contributions to oncology, Medica Superspecialty Hospital and Rotary dignitaries honoured Medica Oncology’s distinguished specialists—Dr Arunava Roy, Dr Abhay Kumar, Dr Harsh Dhar, Dr Sudeep Das, and Dr Sayan Das. These doctors have been instrumental in advancing oncology care and deserves to be celebrated for their dedication and services to the field.

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Speaking on the occasion, Dr Krishnendu Gupta, District Governor, Rotary District 3291 said, “This year our primary focus area is cervical cancer prevention and screening. With over 150 Rotary clubs in Kolkata and surrounding areas, our reach extends deep into the communities that need it most. By leveraging the expertise of Medica’s distinguished oncologists, we aim to significantly impact the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer, a disease that, according to recent data, affects over three lakh women annually in India. Additionally, more than 50,000 children are detected with cancer (registered cases only) every year, through our Life Beyond Cancer (for our young heroes) initiative we support many underprivileged families who hesitate to initiate treatment due to the perceived high cost. To bridge this gap, we provide financial assistance for the initial treatment phase through a crowdfunding corpus fund. With Medica by our side, we will try and ensure that no child is denied treatment. Together, we aim to provide essential guidance to ensure comprehensive cancer care is accessible to all, thereby improving public health outcomes across West Bengal.”

Prof. (Dr.) Subir Ganguly, Senior Consultant and Advisor in Radiation Oncology, emphasized, “Our goal through this joint initiative is to narrow the existing disparities in reaching vital screening services which would lead to significant improvement in prognosis for women across our region. Cervical cancer, accounting for 6-29% of cases, is steadily increasing, impacting both rural and urban communities in developing countries. Understanding the urgency and the need to bridge this healthcare gap, Medica’s Oncology team has been taking proactive steps in the districts. For paediatric cancer patients we will be working closely to support underprivileged families who cannot afford cancer treatment for their children in Kolkata with support from philanthropic organizations.”

Emphasising the hospital’s outreach efforts to ensure accessible cancer care services, Dr Sourav Datta, Director, Medica Oncology & Senior Consultant, Head and Neck Oncosurgery, opined, “There has been a momentous shift in cancer treatment and Kolkata is at par with any world’s biggest and developed cities in providing superior treatment. This hospital has taken one of the leading roles with organ specific cancer surgery, best-in-class technology for detection and treatment of cancer with the support of best doctors. Our association with Rotary will further help mobilize our resources in districts and reach the last mile population. We aim to maximize our reach to ensure every screening is done for cervical cancer and come forward to help the paediatric patients with utmost care at our hospital.”


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