Imphal: Taking a step forward to provide an encouraging hand of help and strengthening its association with the people of North East, leading technology-led oncology platform Karkinos Manipur Cancer Care and Research Institute organized several Cancer Awareness Programs at different places in Imphal on the occasion of World Cancer Day.
Dr. K Rajo Singh Senior Consultant, Anaesthesiology, Karkinos Manipur Cancer Care and Research Institute and Former Director of Health Services, Government of Manipur was present along with other Doctors of the Hospital to address different queries related to cancer during the Cancer Awareness Programs.
The Hospital also organized a Football Match to create awareness about the disease. The football match was played between Manipur Stars, which included former national football players from Manipur and Manipur Cancer Warriors, led by veterans of Manipur Cancer Society and Cancer Survivors at ESU Ground, Wangkhei.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. (Prof) GS Moirangthem, Director and CEO, Karkinos Manipur Cancer Care and Research Institute said, “It is estimated that there are 2.25 million cases of cancer in India every year, which doubles every 10 years. Three quarters of these cancers are detected in the late stages and mortality rates are devastatingly high because of lack of access to standardized cancer care. On World Cancer Day we are organizing several activities across Imphal to raise awareness about cancer, prevention and importance of early detection.”
Dr. (Prof) GS Moirangthem said, “Karkinos plans to address these problems with an end-to-end technology platform which coordinates cancer care continuum; medical center for treatment of complex cancers; and research center which leverages technologies such as genomics, synthetic biology, sensors, and AI to analyze data and leading to the development of affordable cancer interventions. The fundamental principle of Karkinos is democratization of cancer care in a participatory fashion with existing health providers, researchers and technologists.”
Karkinos Healthcare Manipur is a comprehensive cancer hospital with all facilities under one roof like radiation oncology, medical oncology and surgical oncology. It is a 150 bedded hospital with fully equipped ICU and OT for handling complicated cancer surgeries backed with an in-house team of experienced Onco-pathologists, technologists and, international board of advisors. It is located at JNIMS Campus, 25 – Soibam Leikai, Porompat, Imphal East – 795005.