India launches global cancer care network, 11 nations want to join

India has launched one that will allow the integration of hospitals and cancer care institutes from partner countries with the National Cancer Grid (NCG) in the country. The goal of the network is to eliminate the disparity in cancer care worldwide.

KN Vyas, secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and president of the Atomic Energy Commission, after launching the global cancer care network in Vienna on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 63rd IAEA General Conference, said: I am happy to announce that India is launching NCG-Vishwam Cancer Care Connect (NCG-Vishwam 3C). Vishwam is a Sanskrit word that means universal or global. Through this connection, we will join hands with all partner countries interested in our fight against cancer.

Vyas said: Our partner countries will benefit in different ways through NCG Vishwam connect, such as NCG guidelines for the management of common cancers, second opinion service for patients and doctors, treatment decisions and course availability. Massive open online.

Eleven countries showed interest in the NCG-Vishwam shortly after its launch. I am happy that different hospitals in Russia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Jamaica , Bangladesh, Myanmar and Zambia have agreed to be part of the NCG-Vishwam, ”said the DAE secretary. The hospitals in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh conveyed their gratitude through a video message about the worldwide launch of NCG.

“Radioisotopes for cancer detection and treatment are produced exclusively by the department (DAE). The department is also involved in the development of new radiopharmaceuticals and a cobalt teletherapy machine, called Bhabhatron, for cancer treatment, ”he said.

National Cancer Grid is managed by the Tata Memorial Center and was established in 2012 with the vision of creating uniform standards of cancer care across the country. Tata Memorial Center, which is an integral part of DAE, has been a premier cancer care center since 1941 and has achieved an excellent balance with the trilogy of patient care, education and research. The center today has seven hospitals, including the famous Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, and a research institute that addresses the needs of more than five lakh patients each year, including a new lakh patients.


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