The hospital screened 751 women for cervical cancer in 8 hours surpassing a US hospital record
Navi Mumbai: Fortis foundation in association with Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi rewrote the Guinness World Recordsâ„ book for conducting largest number of cervical cancer screening in 8 hour with record breaking number of 751; surpassing the 2011 record of 350 participants held by USAs Kaiser Permanente.India is the world capital for cervical cancer. In urban areas it forms 40% of all cancers and in rural 60%. 130,000 new cases are added every year and by 2025, the number of new cervical cancer cases in India is projected to increase to 226,084. But to peoples relief, Cervical cancer is 100% preventable and curable if detected at an early stage, says Dr. Shishir Shetty, Onco Surgeon, Fortis Hospital, Vashi.The best prevention methodology is a simple PAP smear test. PAP test is highly affordable, simple and easy and just takes few minutes. But once cancer develops, its treatment is costly. adds Dr. Shetty.With 20 OPD rooms, 50 gynaecologist & Oncologist with assistance of over 50 paramedic staff, Fortis ran 8 hour marathon screening program. Just seven months ago Fortis bagged up Guinness World Recordsâ„ for Maximum number of people hand sanitizing at a single venue simultaneously.In November Fortis launched India’s Largest Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign “ Teal to Heal Togetherâ„. Teal is the color of cervical cancer ribbon. 13 Faces representing public who are involved in social work & 13 Doctors were the ambassadors for this campaign.