Aster MIMS, Dr. Moopen’s Foundation Hold Cancer Detection Screening Camps

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Kozhikode: Aster MIMS Kozhikode in association with Dr. Moopen’s Foundation organised early cancer detection screening camps at Nelliampathy grama panchayat. The camps were organised at Government LP School Chandramala and Higher Secondary School, Polachirackal the other day. The camp will also be extended for the entire tribal community at Cherunalli and Vazhakundu

U Basheer, Exicutive Director, Aster MIMS, Kozhikode; Dr. Rahul R Menon, CEO; Dr. Hamza P, Chief of Medical Services; Dr. Prasanth Parameswaran, Senior Oncologist; Dr. V P Salim, Senior Surgical Oncologist, Aster MIMS and Lathif Kasim, Manager, Dr Moopen’s Foundation were present at the inauguration of the camps.

Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare said, “We came to know that there is only one primary health centre in the panchayat that caters to 3000 residents. Cancer, if detected early, has a greater chance of being treated successfully. While many do not have an access to the hospital, some do not go in for a check-up due to cost factor or ignorance. This is an attempt of a model project for the government, which is similar to the one we conducted successfully in Perumanna Panchayat last year, to address this alarming situation. I ensure to extend our support in further evaluation and management of patients who are detected with the disease.”

The members from Nelliampathy Panchayat have approached Aster MIMS with a request to conduct a detailed camp there and Aster MIMS has taken up the project. A lot of plans and preparations have gone into the implementation of this project.

Dr. Rahul Menon, CEO, Aster MIMS said, ‘’We have always focused on the preventive and diagnostic aspects of healthcare and early detection of cancer is an important tool in the fight against this dreaded disease. This initiative is part of our rural community intervention programme that works with the community to create awareness and diagnose cancer early through camps in areas where facilities for screening are limited.”

After the successful Perumanna camp, this is the second project that is being organised by Aster MIMS and Dr. Moopen’s Foundation in six months.