BCPBF holds programme on affordable cancer care in India

They said a consensus document ‘Action Plan for Affordable Cancer Care in India’ was finally agreed upon and presented to Union Minister of Health for necessary action.

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New Delhi, Publish Date: Nov 19 2017 12:58AM | Updated Date: Nov 19 2017 12:58AM
BCPBF holds programme on affordable cancer care in IndiaGK Photo

Breast Cancer Patients Benefit Foundation (BCPBF), the cancer foundation, organised a day-long event on “Affordable Cancer Care in India (ACCI)” at Hotel Taj Palace here on Saturday, organizers said in a statement. 

The event was inaugurated by Anupriya Patel minister of state for health. Eminent experts and personalities including justice Pratibha Singh, Amitabh Kant, Sudhansh Pant, Sudanshu Pandey, Dr Jagdish Prasad, Dr G N Singh and Dr Sameer Kaul delivered lectures and interacted with the participants, the organizers said.

They said a consensus document ‘Action Plan for Affordable Cancer Care in India’ was finally agreed upon and presented to Union Minister of Health for necessary action.    

BCPBF chairman Dr Sameer Kaul whiel addressing the participants said, “Women in India deserve the best. Breast Cancer all over the world deserves the best hit at a killer that stalks them: breast cancer. But treatment is expensive, as are the psychological and physical effects of the deadly disease. Consequently, the majority of or women do not have the chance to timely and effectively. This is where we come in. As the future gives rise to better technology and intensified research the cancer foundation would like to emphasize on value based cancer care for Indians.”

Dr Kaul said that about 2.5 million Indians are living with cancer. More than 7 lakh new cases are registered every year, out of which more than 5.5 lakh die of the disease. Individual financial cancer burden in India estimated at Rs. 36,812 at a tertiary public hospital such as AIIMS, which is approximately 1/10th of that of a tertiary private hospital, in 2012.