Vrindavan, 2017.12.27 (VT) Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, one of Vrindavan’s oldest charity hospitals, is preparing for the opening of a Cancer Center on 4th January. The 240 bed hospital has already treated over 150 cancer patients, however, the new cancer unit will allow specialists to serve more patients in a specialized cancer unit.
In the first phase, the unit will focus on treating oral, throat, skin, thyroid, gynae and abdominal cancers. The unit is a boon for the poor and sadhus, who cannot afford the expense of chemotherapy and have little access to alternative treatments.
The program will begin at 11am with the chanting of Vedic mantras. The organization’s secretary, Swami Suprakashananda, will address the audience at 11.30am. Dr Mandeep S.Malhotra, who his head of the Department of Head, Neck and Breast Cancer at both RKM and Fortis hospitals, will give a presentation; followed with an address by MP Srikant Sharma, Minister for Mathura. Sri Sid Mittra, from US, will be the guest of honour at the opening of the center, which will be known as Bani Mittra Cancer Center.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that in 2016 the total number of new cancer cases is expected to be around 14.5 lakh and the figure is likely to reach nearly 17.3 lakh new cases in 2020. The most common cancers in India are breast, lung and cervical cancers. Early diagnosis and intervention are the keys to fast recovery.
While extending the invitation to the residents of Vrindavan, Swami Suprakashananda encouraged people to attend the program and show their support for the work of the RKM team.
For further information, contact:
Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama
Swami Vivekananda Marg,
P.O. Vrindavan, Dist. Mathura,
Uttar Pradesh – 281 121
Ph: 0565 – 2442310/2443310
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