Karkinos Healthcare partners with TradeIndia to organise cancer screening drive in Delhi NCR

The initiative benefited 400+ underserved populations in the region

Karkinos Healthcare, a purpose-driven oncology platform in partnership with TradeIndia, hosted a community outreach camp for cancer screening and early detection services. This initiative aimed to help eliminate Cervical Cancer through extensive Cancer screening and treatment for the population in Delhi- NCR region. 


The collaboration of Karkinos Healthcare with Tradeindia will help provide testing for underprivileged women as well as those that have the most extensive price to pay through the economical food chain. Either due to their lack of knowledge or poverty, they suffer the most and accept death as a choice.

Thus an initiative like this can lay the groundwork for the early detection and cure of cancer. Through this initiative, Karkinos is on the journey to screen as many people and also eliminate cervical cancer as a threat in India and we could look at reversing the cancer numbers, by providing a sustainable and long-lasting solution for its treatment.

This first-of-its-kind initiative was inaugurated by Dr SM Raheja (Expert for panel discussion) DNB, DIPLOMATE NATIONAL BOARD (MD-Medicine)., MNAMS., FIMSA and Dr Chandan Kachru Consultant Obgyn W-Pratiksha Hospital.

Commenting on this initiative, Dr RAHEJA, said, “Cancer is a deadly disease and the underprivileged section of the society remains out of focus for most of our regular medical benefits. This is a need-of-the-hour initiative organised by Karkinos Healthcare and TradeIndia. I welcome more corporates to come forward in early detection of cancer and treatment that would help in creating equity in healthcare services in the country.”

While talking about this initiative, Dr R Sankaranarayanan – Director, Preventive Oncology, Karkinos Healthcare said, “Our initial approach is to impart knowledge to the citizens by educating them on the risk factors and warning signs of common cancers. Thereafter, Karkinos Healthcare will empower the screened citizens, who are predisposed to cancers with evidence-based treatment protocols. We at Karkinos believe that we can be the torchbearers of hope and It’s a privilege to provide last mile connectivity of cancer screening to the isolated and underprivileged population in this country. Cancer researchers and oncologists know for a fact that despite cervical cancer being a fully preventable disease, women, mostly in semi-urban and rural India, are the victims of this disease. This is mainly due to the lack of awareness, prevention, timely screening and early diagnosis. These initiatives will not only lead us to the goal of achieving sustainable solutions in cancer care but also lead us to align our objectives with India’s ambitious Universal Healthcare Coverage plans.”

Commenting on this partnership, Sandip Chhettri, CEO, TradeIndia said, “Cancer rates in India are growing at an alarming rate and are becoming a cause for concern. People from remote and rural locations are also at risk because they do not get access to regular screening. This partnership with Karkinos Healthcare is a humble endeavour to provide the opportunity of early screening to those people, especially.”

The first camp from this collaboration was organised at Samajik Suvidha Kendra, Chakkarpur and Gurgaon. Community-based screening events attract a significant number of participants compared to hospital-based events. About 400+ people were screened at first-of-its-kind cancer screening camps in the region.

Karkinos Healthcare team carried out a digital risk assessment for major types of cancers. Oral visual examination for oral cancer, HPV DNA tests for cervical cancer and FIT test were done for colorectal cancer, apart from holding counselling sessions with the people explaining the importance of periodical screening to tackle the onslaught of cancer. Similar other camps will be organised in the coming weeks.

Sakshi NGO provided on-ground support and their volunteers had worked for days to spread the word about this camp around the Chakkarpur area. Based on the findings, suspected and high-risk cases will be further navigated by the Karkinos Command Center and Sakshi NGO to district health facilities for diagnosis and treatment under the state health scheme.

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