VISAKHAPATNAM: A unique and state of the art Mobile Cancer Detection Unit “Sanjeevan” equipped with modern clinical, diagnostic and other systems for early detection of cancer, was dedicated to the society under the aegis of RINL-Visakhapatnam Steel plant’s CSR initiatives in association with Lions Cancer Hospital, Visakhapatnam at a glittering function held at VSP.
The vehicle unit is the first of its kind in Visakhapatnam region and procured at a cost of INR 1.15 crores fully financed by VSP under Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. The mobile cancer detection unit will be operated and maintained by the Lions Cancer Hospital. The mobile unit will cover districts starting from Srikukalam, Vizianagarm, Visakhapatnam to East Godavari.
Mr J Purnachandra Rao IPS Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam flagged off the vehicle in the presence of Mr AP Choudhary CMD of RINL.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Purnachandra Rao lauded the novel initiative of RINL for embarking this project for providing health care to the rural people and said that this proves that RINL committed for societal objectives and discharging its duties for the development of the region. He advised the manpower who running the mobile unit to work with dedication and devotion to help the rural people.
Mr AP Choudhary CMD said that this year RINL is spending about INR 10 to INR 12 crores towards CSR per annum and would be in a position to spend more for social cause once the current expansion gets underway and earn more profits. Not only in Andhra Pradesh, RINL will spread to other states where RINL is pursuing captive mines to help the society . He said that RINL will be embarking a major expansion plan to reach to 11 mtpa within four to five years.
Mr DV Subba Rao ex mayor said that launching of the mobile clinic is a remarkable example for a committed industry like VSP and testifies its social responsibility. He said that RINL is always in forefront in serving and helping the society.
The mobile cancer unit aimed to conduct mobile cancer detection camps in the remote areas of Vizag region and identify early cancer symptoms for subsequent treatment. The unit equipped with Mammography machine with dark room, Mobile X-ray unit, multimedia for patient education, ultrasound unit for spot scanning and screening for cancers, EECG and ophthalmic instruments and automated cell counter and biochemical lab etc.