HCG sets up exclusive Centre for Women’s Health in Bangalore
Mar 08,2010 - Bangalore
Bangalore, March 8, 2010: HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG), South Asia’s largest cancer care network, today announced the setting up of HCG Centre for Women’s Health, India’s first exclusive centre for Women Health by women, for women, dedicated to the treatment of various cancer and cancer related diseases. This new centre was inaugurated by well-known Kannada actor Mrs. Priyanka Upendra and Mrs. Rani Satish, Ex-Minister Kannada and Culture on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
This initiative of HCG is part of its dedicated effort to reach out to women across all strata of society and create awareness on various cancer related diseases that women are likely to be affected & spread the message that early detection could go a long way in managing the disorder. Also for those identified with the disease and not amenable for complete cure, the oncology major is keen to make its mission of ‘living with cancer’ a reality with the support of HCG’s Centre for Women’s Health.
Talking to the media at the launch of the dedicated Centre for Women’s Health, Dr Ajaikumar, Chairman, HCG, said “Various studies confirm that the world over, for all cancers combined, prevalence in women is higher than in men and the trend is true in the case of India also”. Against this background, HCG is keen to strengthen healthcare service for women’s health, through prevention, early diagnosis and management.
According to him HCG’s Centre for Women’s Health would strive to collect, collate & monitor data better, do proactive research, endeavour itself to offer more systemic monitoring, disseminate information and try to break barriers that women face in protecting their health.
Different types of cancer that afflict women include breast cancer, cervix cancer, ovarian cancer, oral cavity cancer, oesophageal cancer, thyroid cancer, endometrial cancer and blood cancer. Importantly cancer as a life style disease has evolved more rapidly over the last 2 decades than ever before and keeping with this trend incidence of gynaecological and breast cancer are the highest amongst all types of cancer, he added.
HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG), a leader in oncology care in India, currently manages a network of 20 cancer centres across Asia. HCG focuses on cancer treatment centres, imaging & laboratory services and clinical trials & research services. The vision of HCG is to provide high quality, integrated, comprehensive cancer treatment to all segments of society. Bangalore Institute of Oncology (BIO), the flagship of HCG, set up almost 2 decades back was the first dedicated comprehensive cancer centre to be established in the private sector in India. Under the guidance of Dr. B.S. Ajaikumar, BIO acquired Curie Centre of Oncology in 2000 and re-christened it as HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd. Besides expanding to other geographies nationally, HCG acquired Triesta Sciences in December 2005. Under this banner HCG runs a high end Onco-Reference Laboratory, Biomarker research & validation R&D laboratory and Contracted Research Organization - CRO.