On the occasion of World cancer day, it is noticed worldwide that cancer incidences are increasing alarmingly. From a survey in 2012, it is revealed that 14.1 million of new cases of cancer have occurred worldwide. The four most common cancers occurring worldwide are lung, female breast, bowel and prostate cancer.
With the idea of providing comprehensive cancer care to the patients of lower and middle income group of Eastern India at affordable cost, a group of doctors have formed a non-profitable, non-governmental, charitable public trust named Himadri Memorial Cancer Welfare Trust in 2004. Under the supervision of the trust, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute was started to run at 16A Park Lane, Kolkata-16. Since then all the fellow doctors and other staffs of the Institute have devoted themselves to provide the best service in all aspects to the community and fight against cancer. Now in 2018, it is being announced that the trust is developing a new unit of 150 bedded modern cancer hospital with all facilities under one roof at 3081 Nayabad Kolkata 700094 near 1B Bus stand Nayabad New Garia. The land of the hospital have been allotted by Land & Land Reforms Department, Government of West Bengal.
This Hospital will start very soon. As a first step of inauguration, on World Cancer Day, a mass awareness rally was organized followed by an awareness program on the prevention and treatment of various cancers. In this program, at the new hospital Premises, a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was unveiled. Shri Chittotosh Mukhopadhyay, Honourable Ex Chief justice, Kolkata High Court and Smt. Chitra Ghosh, niece of Netaji, Smt. Purabi Roy, Researcher on life of Netaji, Shri Sushanta Ghosh, Borough Chairman, Kolkata Municipal Corporation, and Smt. Ananyna Banerjee, local Councillor, KMC graced the occasion.
Ashis Mukherjee is the Medical Director of the Institute.
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