Vedanta’s BALCO Medical Centre champions the vision for a cancer-free India
The Vedanta Medical Research Foundation (VMRF) run BALCO Medical Centre, a state-of-the-art 170-bed ultra-modern, multi-modality diagnostic and therapeutic facility hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (CG) state has treated a cumulative patient count of 6500 and received 25,000+ OPD footfalls since receiving its 1st patient in 2018. Within the short span since its inception, the BMC has already made a difference to the lives of 1000s of individuals by providing avenues for awareness creation, consultation, screening, and treatment. Initially aimed towards catering to CG and nearby states, BALCO Medical Centre (BMC) has emerged as one among the biggest cancer hospitals in eastern India and gained tremendous popularity as a sought-after treatment center in India, because of the medical experience of its 45 specialist doctors and staff, affordability of treatment, plethora of amenities and compassionate care to the patients during their trying times.
Following Vedanta Group Chairman Mr. Anil Agarwal’s work philosophy that marries stakeholder value with the inclusive growth of local communities, BALCO Medical Centre has dedicated itself to the 3 important pillars which make the vision of cancer-free society a reality, namely prevention, screening, and treatment. Since its early days, it’s been at the forefront of spreading awareness about cancer prevention, leveraging all forms of communication and partnering with media and other same-minded experts. As a prime 2nd step, the hospital collaborated with National Health Mission (NHM), Govt of Chhattisgarh to conduct screening camps across 27 districts of Chhattisgarh, bringing specialists to doorsteps of the public and providing free screening for the three most common cancers – Breast, Cervix, and Oral. These camps witness heavy footfall and already more than 1000 patients have benefited since its launch in November 2019.
Mrs. Jyoti Agarwal, Chairperson, BMC, added, “Vedanta Group with its considerable CSR footprint has always closely aligned all its CSR activities with national priorities. In the space of healthcare, Balco Medical Centre (BMC) that Vedanta has been set up at Naya Raipur, was established to contribute towards the control, prevention, and eradication of cancer. BMC runs various screening campaigns from time to time and at various locations, among every strata of society, to encourage early detection of cancer.”
S. Venkata Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, BMC, re-iterated that, “We envisage a society where everyone lives free from cancer. This is often achievable in the true sense only as long as we take the path of screening and prevention besides offering the world-class cancer care that we provide.”
Today, BALCO Medical Center has emerged as a preferred comprehensive cancer care facility within the country for advanced radiation therapy, brachytherapy, targeted therapy, nuclear medicine, plastic, surgeries, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, blood-related disorders and reconstructive surgery, & pain and palliative care. With its substantial and impactful work, the hospitals on the mission to assist in creating a cancer-free society, dedicating its expertise and resources to address the country’s massive demand-supply gap in cancer treatment, low penetration of awareness, infrastructure and lack of oncologists. With the vision of adding academics and research into the system in the near future, BALCO Medical Center aims to become a world-renowned center of excellence in Oncology. On the occasion of World Cancer Day, the hospital re-dedicates itself to be in forefront of the fight against cancer, one among mankind’s most dangerous diseases and continues to serve humankind with utmost care and compassion.