Tata Medical Centre Trust - TMC
To support the treatment of underprivileged cancer patients at the hospital based on the needs of patients seeking support.
Work and Achievements
The Indian Cancer Registry reveals that maximum numbers of specific cancers in India come from East and North-East India...a matter of National Concern.
Close to 12 lakh new cancer cases are diagnosed every year in India and thousands of patients continue to pour into the Tata Medical Center, Kolkata each day.
Outpatient average has gone up significantly to 900 per day - on many days, from 600 patients per day 2 years ago.
Tata Medical Center, Kolkata currently houses 183 beds with the most modern diagnostic and treatment facilities. The hospital has already treated around 93,000 newly diagnosed patients of cancer and performed more than 22,000 surgeries till date.
The existing facilities at the hospital need to be expanded urgently so that more patients can be treated.
We hope to raise funds through the TSK25 for Phase 2 expansion of the hospital and add 250 beds. The same is being done through the addition of a wing adjacent to the existing building so that the entire facility will be connected.
This new wing will take the total number of beds to 400 plus which will be more than double the hospital’s capacity is terms of number of patients that can be treated now. The hospital will be able to then treat more patients as well as reduce the waiting periods across treatments.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds raised through TSK25K will go towards Phase2 expansion of the hospital to add 250 beds which will reduce wait times for treatment and bring cheer back to the lives of many underprivileged patients.