TATA memorial hospital is epicentre of cancer care, research: Modi on its Platinum jubilee

Hailing Tata Memorial Centre for its pioneering contribution in cancer care in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the hospital has always been in the forefront of providing treatment for cancer to the needy.He was speaking after releasing the Platinum Jubilee Milestone book on Tata Memorial Centre, at his residence in New Delhi today.Addressing the audience of doctors and students of Tata Memorial Centre via video conferencing, the Prime Minister hailed invaluable contribution of Tata family towards humanitarian services and social responsibilities, particularly in the field of cancer cure, care and research.Mr Ratan Tata, in his welcome address, thanked the Prime Minister for his support, cooperation and vision towards affordable healthcare and cancer research.Congratulating Director Dr R A Badwe, students, doctors on Platinum Jubilee of Tata Memorial Centre, Mr Modi said,” TATA family has made invaluable contribution in taking the centre to such heights and it is an occasion to remember them all. “Mr Modi said,”I recall an incident of 1931 when Meherbhai Tata ji was on way to US for Cancer treatment and remarked that she was lucky to go to America but what about those hapless suffering in India.” After her death, Dorabaji Tata set up this centre for cancer treatment. PM said,”The centre is a shining example for other hospitals engaged in treatment of the needy and as to how the corporate sector and the government can work in collaboration to provide patient care.” ”Cancer is a dangerous disease which drains the patient and his members financially and emotionally and then hospitals like TATA memorial come as saviour by providing aids of all sorts, Mr Modi observed.”Cancer poses a big challenge for humanity. Every year six and a half people die of the disease in India and the figure is estimated to double in next twenty years, he stated.”The need of the hour is to bring all cancer hospital on one single platform in order to provide quality treatment to patients with latest technology.As of now, 108 cancer centres are attached to a grid called the cancer grid providing latest cure to the patients”, he informed.”Recently, Digital Cancer Nerve Centre has been started. With the help of Virtual Tumor Board, Experts were connected with internet and getting latest updates on patient condition. Four new cancer centres for people of far flung areas are in the pipeline on the lines of TATA centre in Varanasi, Chandigarh, Vishakhapatnam and Guwahati.In order to provide good health to the poor, the government has formulated National Health Policy after a gap of 15 years,” Mr Modi remarked.TATA centre is playing a big role in manufacturing medical equipment in India itself and not importing them from abroad which was one of the reasons for high cost of treatment here in the country, earlier, the PM said.”Apart from cheap medical apparatus, government is also contemplating opening up of new AIIMS, modernisation of medical colleges and seat enhancement at graduate and post-graduate levels in the colleges” the PM said.”A scheme called “Bharatiya Janaushadhi” has been started for the poor and more than 500 medicines have been included in the list of essential medicines already.The rates of stents too have reduced by 85 per cent and many such decisions keeping affordable healthcare in mind have been taken by the government,” he informed.”People connected with healthcare have to keep in mind that it does not become a commodity and turn into a business. People’s sentiments are attached with doctors because a patient considers the one who gives life as a “God” and this relation should not alter at any cost, Mr Modi warned.Mr Modi concluded with vote of thanks for giving him the opportunity to unveil the book and wished TATA Memorial great success in patient care.UNI SY SHK 2033

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