Further expanding its operations, the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC) in collaboration with the National Chest Institute has set-up a new cancer centre in Gautam Nagar of South Delhi.
With objective to provide affordable cancer treatment services, organisation believes that opening of new oncology centre in Delhi will enable patients from NCR to avail treatments services at convenience.
Speaking on the same, D.S. Negi, CEO, RGCIRC stated, “In view of the growing need for expeditious screening, quality care and expert intervention, we consider it important to expand our footprint to enable all cancer patients to have access to world-class yet affordable facilities.”
“We have set up the South Delhi centre to cater to the pressing need for our services in this part of the National capital region,” Negi said.
According to Indian medical statistics, more than 1,300 people die of cancer everyday in the country. Cancer in Delhi have registered a rapid rise since 2008-09.
Cancer cases in India are expected to jump from around 14 lakh in 2016 to over 17.3 lakh by 2020. Deaths due to cancer are also projected to go up from 7.36 lakh to over 8.8 lakh in the next four years, reports Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) .
“We get more than 60,000 patients every year for diagnosis and treatment at our main campus in Rohini. RGCIRC carries a legacy of 20 years, having catered to more than 2 lakh patients. We sincerely hope our expertise will help many more people, ” added Negi.