Kerala Can - a joint initiative of Manorama News and Believers Church Medical College Hospital
Kerala Can 2020 is a joint venture of the Believers Church Medical College Hospital and Manorama News. The inauguration held in BCMCH today was undoubtedly one of the best functions we have organised and hosted. We were immensely blessed by the presence of His Eminence Moran Mor Athanasius Yohan I Metropolitan who inaugurated the year-long program. Actress Manju Warrier, the Brand Ambassador for the initiative, spoke passionately about the idea of encouraging cancer survivors to support and empower those who are diagnosed to have cancer. MLA Mathew T. Thomas delivered a Presidential Address. Dr George Chandy, Rev. Sijo Pandapallil, Dr Geomcy George, a large number of dignitaries, several cancer survivors, the core group of Manorama News formed part of a 1000- strong audience. The whole program was a great blessing.
We had the inauguration of the Oncology and RACTHAM ( Regional Advanced Centre for Transplantation Haematology And bone Marrow) Diseases OPDs . In addition, we also had the inauguration of the Oncology and RACTHAM ward. A well planned free Medical Camp was organised for cancer survivors and for the general public.
An important aspect of this camp was that we were also able to use intelligent Breast,(ie iBreast ) technology to initially screen the patients for breast malignancy. Those who tested positive were screened with ultrasound or mammography. We had made arrangements to do abdominal ultrasound with the help of gynecology team who did examinations and papsmear. Overall we attended to around 250 to 300 patients. The camp started at 8: 30 am and finished at 8 pm in the evening.