First Cancer hospital by Cancer Centres of America inaugurated in Punjab; 24X7 Cancer Helpline launched
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Cancer Centers of America has inaugurated its 1st Cancer Hospital in Punjab on 18th December 2022. The hospital was inaugurated by Shargun Mehta, the famous Punjabi actress and film producer, the Chief Guest for this occasion. The event also witnessed the start of 24×7 Cancer Helpline for the North India at large and Punjab in particular. Cancer Caravan along with bike rally was also be flagged off for creating awareness about Cancer.
Speaking on the occasion Smitha Raju, CEO- Cancer Centers of America said “Traditionally Cancer has been considered a terminal ailment with uncertain prognosis. However over last few years technology driven improvements in diagnosis and treatment have significantly improved the survival rates. With best-in-class diagnostics modalities and treatment processes, protocols and standards, and international Tumor board where the doctors from our USA based centers join their Indian counterparts in diagnosis as well as treatment planning for every case, will ensure international standard cancer care for our Indian patients. We are very happy to be associated with SPS Hospital in serving the people of this region.
Speaking on the occasion Jai Singh, Managing Director, SPS Hospital said “Our hospital is guided by Satguru Jagjit Singh’s vision of making international quality healthcare accessible to the people of Punjab. We have tie up with Cancer Centers of America to provide international standard cancer care for our patients. With CCA’s ties to US university hospitals, we are sure that we will be able to best cancer care to the people of Punjab and northern India. This partnership will bring together experience of top oncologists from across the globe coupled with finest infrastructure, which will help in providing best cancer treatment in the region”.
Speaking on the occasion Sargun Mehta, Actress and Producer said “It is very painful to seeing the increase of cancer patients in Punjab and in India as a whole as a whole, and how many of us have lost loved ones or dear friends to this disease. The reported cancer incidence in India in 2022 is close to 20 lakh people, but according to studies, it is estimated that the true number is 1.5 to 3 times higher, which is why we need to both build awareness and take action to fight this disease. I am honoured to be invited as a chief guest for the inauguration of Cancer Centers of America, Ludhiana and I am privileged to dedicate the cancer helpline no: 0161-6669999 for the early detection and prevention of cancer program for the state of Punjab.
CCA has launched two important programs today, along with its facility inauguration: i.e the Free Cancer Helpline No: 0161-6669999 for the entire Punjab region which intends to build awareness and the Cancer Caravan, which is a fully equipped, state of the art cancer screening bus that will conduct free screening camps in 30 villages and towns, throughout Punjab.
The 24×7 Free Cancer Helpline is accessible to the entire Punjab region, anyone can call and speak to CCA cancer experts and ask any question they have, and the helpline will help clear myths and doubts that anyone has about cancer. This initiative by CCA will benefit not only cancer patients but will help in spreading awareness about the disease and that awareness is the first step towards fighting cancer.
The Cancer Caravan will be going to more than 30 towns and villages across Punjab and will create awareness about benefits of prevention and early cancer detection. Cancer screening camps will be organized for across Punjab and nearby areas for early detection and faster treatment.
CCA also felicitated a few of the leading NGOs that work in support to the cancer patients and CCA will work together to provide every possible help to these patients.
A Bike rally was also organized to create awareness for early detection of cancer, in which more 100 bikers from across Punjab participated.
Cancer Centers of America (CCA) operates state of art cancer treatment facility which include Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine (PET CT) at SPS Hospitals which is 300 bedded Multi Super Specialty Hospital in Ludhiana.
First Cancer hospital by Cancer Centres of America inaugurated in Punjab; 24X7 Cancer Helpline launched . For more information, please contact Cancer Centers of America, at SPS Hospital Campus, Sherpur Chowk, GT Road, Ludhiana on phone no. 0161 6669966.