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, has treated a cumulative patient count of 6500 and received 25,000+ OPD footfalls since receiving its first patient in 2018. In the short span since its inception, the BMC has already made a difference to the lives of thousands of people by providing avenues for awareness creation, consultation, screening and treatment.Initially aimed at catering to Chhattisgarh and nearby states, BALCO Medical Centre has emerged as one of the biggest cancer hospitals in eastern India and gained tremendous popularity as a sought-after treatment center in India, thanks to the medical expertise of its 45 specialist doctors and staff, plethora of amenities, affordability of treatment 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 inclusive
growth of local communities, BALCO Medical Centre has dedicated itself to the three
important pillars which make the vision of cancer-free society a reality,
namely prevention, screening and treatment.
Since its early days, it has been at the forefront of spreading
awareness about cancer prevention, leveraging all forms of communication and
partnering with media and other like-minded experts. As an important second
step, the hospital collaborated with National Health Mission, Government
of Chhattisgarhto 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 thousand patients have benefited
since its launch in November 2019.
Mrs. Jyoti Agarwal,
Chairperson, Balco Medical Centre, said, “Vedanta Group with its considerable
CSR footprint has always closely aligned all its CSR activities with national
priorities. In the space of health care, Balco Medical Centre (BMC) that
Vedanta has set up at Naya Raipur, was established to contribute towards
prevention, control and eradication of cancer. BMC
runs various screening campaigns from time to time and at various places, among
every strata of society, to promote early detection of cancer.”
S. Venkata Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, BALCO
Medical Centre, re-iterated that, “We envisage a society where everybody lives
free from cancer. This is achievable in true sense only if we take the path of
screening and prevention besides providing the world-class cancer care that we
Today, BALCO Medical Center has emerged as a
preferred comprehensive cancer care facility in the country for advanced
radiation therapy, brachytherapy, nuclear medicine, surgeries, chemotherapy,
immunotherapy, targeted therapy, blood-related disorders, plastic and
reconstructive surgery, and pain & palliative care. With its substantial
and impactful work, the hospitalis on the mission to help create a cancer-free
society, dedicating its expertise and resourcestoaddress the country’smassive
demand-supply gap in cancer treatment, low penetration of awareness,
infrastructure and shortage of oncologists. With the vision of adding academics
and research into the systemin the near future,BALCO Medical Centeraims to become
a world-renownedcenter 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 of mankind’s most dangerous diseases, and continues to
serve humankind with utmost care and compassion.
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