Puducherry Cancer Trust is a novel undertaking made possible by noble hearts from all walks of life who united for a noble cause. Some of them have lost their dear ones clue to cancer. It started as a thought process with a great deal of effort from Dr. M.A.S. Subramanian as an offshoot from one of his classmates, Dr. V. Jeevanandham who spearheaded cancer hospitals at Erode and Thanjavur which are providing appropriate, affordable treatment and care to cancer patients.
A Hospital to provide Transparent, Holistic and Affordable treatment for cancer and to create awareness of cancer in order to help early detection and complete cure.
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the developed world and a similartrend has emerged in the developing countries too.
Cancer prevalence in India is estimated to be around 2.5 million, with over 8,00,000 new cases and 5,50,000 deaths occurring each year due to this disease. More than 70% of the cases report for diagnostic and treatment services in the advanced stages of the disease, which has led to a poor survival and high mortality rate.
More than mere numbers. the diagnosis of cancer causes immense emotional trauma and its treatment a major economical burden, especially in our country.
Puducherry is a union territory acting as a Medical hub for nearby areas like Cuddalore, Villupuram, Tindivanam, Marakanam etc. There are 8 medical colleges; yet only JIPMER has to meet the huge burden of cancer patients from about 100 km in and around Puducherry. JIPMER, being a regional center caters to patients from even Salem & Erode.
Because of overcrowding ,lack of sufficient private stay facilities, delay in treatment, people have to travel to metros like Chennai, Bengaluru etc and spend huge amount of money& time. A hospital in Puducherry which provides a holistic care towards cancer is the need ofthe hour.
Around 150 noble hearts from Puducherry, Villupuram, Panruti, Gingee, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Salem, Erode, Chennai joined together to form PUDUCHERRY CANCER TRUST in April-2011. It is headed by Dr. MAS. Subramanian (President) and Dr. V. Jeevanandham who is successfully running cancer trust hospitals at Erode, Thanjavur, Bengaluru.
The trust has acquired about 1 acre of land on Chunnambar south bank road in Thavalakuppam revenue Taluk amidst plush greenery and serene surroundings.
This CANCER TRUST HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTRE will provide early detection, screening, awareness, treatment, pain & palliative care at an affordable cost.
The foundation stone was laid on 24-11-2011. In the first phase a building measuring 22000 sq.ft has been constructed. The hospital started functioning from July 2014.