Acharya Harihara Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack caters to cancer patients of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, West Bengal, Bihar and Jhadakhand
Bhubaneswar, 26.12.13: Acharya Harihara Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack has successfully catered to cancer patients of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, West Bengal, Bihar and Jhadakhand.
On recommendation of WAHI committee, the erstwhile Cancer Wing of SCB Medical College, Cuttack was elevated to the level of a Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) for Research and Treatment in 1983 with a view to develop it into an integrated complex providing facilities for research, investigations, early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer. On 24th April 1984, this Center was declared as an autonomous institution and was named after the great dedicated social worker Acharya Harihar, a disciple of Acharya Vinoba Bhabe, the founder of the Bhudan movement. Now, this hospital with its numerous objectives to undertake basic, applied and statistical research in various specialties of oncology, generation of technical and scientific man-power in collaboration with other Medical Colleges of the State, to organize and conduct under-graduate, post-graduate and doctoral training courses for medical personnel, to organize and conduct PG & doctoral courses in Radiation Physics, Immunology, Bio¬Chemistry, Radiation Pathology, Radio-Biology, Cyto-Genetics, Cell-Biology, Molecular Biology and Cancer Epidemiology, to organize paramedical courses in Laboratory science, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy, Radio diagnosis, Cytology, Nursing and Cancer epidemiology, to train medical professionals in Oncology, to provide modern and advanced clinical services to cancer patients in collaboration with the Medical Colleges of the state, to institute professorship, readership, fellowship and other teaching & research positions for the above purposes, to design preventive services for the General Health Care, Delivery System for extension to other areas, to conduct lectures, seminars, study groups, workshops, conferences on problems related to cancer, to organize hospital based tumor-registry on modern lines, to institute and maintain an up-to-date library, related to various specialties of cancer, to publish research papers, treaties, books and periodicals & other literature relating to various specialties of cancer, to work in collaboration with other medical institutions, Health Service Department, other Universities, aid agencies and institutions of repute and to co-ordinate with other societies in the pursuit of any of the above objects has played a pivotal role in treatment of cancer in the eastern part of India. Day-care unit is functional since 23-Jan-2012 and Paediatric Oncology unit is functional for last one year. Five students have been pursuing PG in Radiation Oncology, 20 students are in DMRTcourse. Training in oncology is being imparted to the PG students of the Depts. of O&G, Surgery, and Pathology of SCB Medical College, Cuttack. Training of Biotechnology students is being arranged regularly. Observation of World No- Tobacco day, Observation of Palliative Care Awareness program, Observation of Breast Cancer Awareness program, Observation of National Cancer Awareness day, IAPC Palliative care course examination, CME on Medical Ethics, National Conference on Cytology have been organised. Neel Joseph fellowship is also being awarded to one meritorious PG-student.Health Deptt. has been undertaking many endeavours to provide state-of-the-art medical equipment to Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Center. AHRCC has signed a MoU with Hindustan Latex Ltd. (HLL) for installation of high end equipment including Linear Accelerator at AHRCC, Cuttack. The construction of LINAC building and procurement of high end equipment will require Rs.47,33,09,801/- to which Govt. have accorded approval.
Humanity counts much, and such rational kind of humanity is seen with the students and staffs of St.Xavier ‘s High School ,Nayabazar .With individual contribution,student of Xavier School have visited the cancer institute with Dr.Sandeep and distributed to small kids suffering from cancer and the school management has also there promised to sponsor financial assistance to some needy patients soon ,preferably in the school function scheduled to be held on 23rd Jan 2014