DM Foundation sets up Early Disease Detection and Cancer Screening Centre in Kerala
DM Foundation, the non-profit charitable arm of the leading healthcare conglomerate in the Middle East and India DM Healthcare, in association with Ashraya Charitable Trust (ACT) has launched an Early Disease Detection and Cancer Screening Centre in Harippad, Kerala titled 'Healing Touch'.
Shri Ramesh Chennithala, President of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, DM Healthcare recently launched this social initiative in Harippad.
"Many diseases, including cancer, can be overcome when nipped in the bud. We are largely focused on preventive healthcare and early detection of diseases. The initiative aims to deliver its commitment to offer a 'healing touch' to people by ensuring that diseases are detected at an early stage and timely action may be taken towards saving lives," Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, DM Healthcare said.
He added that the main objective of the DM Foundation is to provide quality healthcare, making it accessible to all.
"The diagnostic centres are set up while keeping in mind the quality healthcare which is required by the needy in the densely populated areas, facilitating easy access to laboratory tests, scans and ultra-sounds. The goal is to offer immediate medical solutions to the people in the area, at a highly subsidized rate," he stressed.
The Early Disease Detection and Cancer Screening Centre will offer advanced diagnostic services free of charge with the aim to have immediate results to help tackle fatal diseased without delay.
Focusing on cancer screening and prevention programs, the Center will actively work on creating awareness through related research and statistics done in view of the current economic, socio, occupational and geographical scenario.
The facility comes as aid to those who were required to travel to cities to get tests and scans done.
Offering advanced diagnostic services, the Centre is equipped with a full-fledged consultancy, scans, X-Ray, mammograms, lab tests and other diagnostic facilities for men and women.
The Centre will also offer structured screening camps and educational programs led by Ashraya Charitable Trust volunteers and staff and doctors of ECDDC.
Dr. Moopen highlighted that DM Foundation has set up a similar early disease detection centre in West Bengal's densely-populated 24 Paraganas district.
"Established in association with the Human Welfare Trust (HWT) in west Bengal, DM Foundation has set up a diagnostic center, aiming to offer immediate medical solutions to the people in the area, for free or at highly subsidized rates," he said.
DM Foundation and charities has made conscious efforts to reach out to the peripheries of rural India, with the aim to meet the Group's commitment to provide care beyond boundaries.