Making cancer care affordable

Making cancer care affordable

ABB procures medical equipments for Shri Shankara Cancer hospital supporting them in making cancer treatment and care affordable for patients.

In 2008, a group of likeminded individuals created the intention of reducing the emotional, physical, and financial sufferings of cancer patients and their families. Couple of years later they opened an affordable cancer hospital that is accessible to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion, gender, or socioeconomic status. The hospital, set up in Bengaluru, is known by the name of Shri Shankara Cancer Hospital & Research Center and has so far treated nearly 60,000 patients, many of whom have come from a poor economic background.

ABB India is providing world class medical equipments to this hospital, as part of its CSR efforts.

  • Partnership towards inclusive development
  • Some of the equipments procured
  • Some of the equipments procured
  • Some of the equipments procured
  • Some of the equipments procured
Social progress is one of the key areas for us at ABB. When we talk sustainable progress, we extend the ambit to cover communities around us where we can make a meaningful impact. This Not-For-Profit Cancer Hospital and Research Center focuses on cure and prevention of cancer supporting those who can’t afford the treatment. And they do so with a team of very committed and specialized doctors.” says Dhenuka Srinivasan, Environment and Sustainability affairs manager.

ABB provided world class critical medical equipments required by the hospital. 

“The advanced equipments can eat into a hospital’s budget with some costing over 15 lakhs. With the promise of affordable care, the hospital is forever in need to scale up not only for the patients, but also to train the medical students.” adds Dhenuka

In addition to procuring the equipments, ABB has also decided to extend a separate contribution towards cancer treatment for underprivileged and low-income cancer patients who are advised to undergo Bone Marrow Transplant. The hospital will identify 25 such patients in a year whose treatment costs will be incurred by ABB, to an identified maximum cost per person as applicable.

This is one of the many initiatives ABB India has undertaken towards community outreach for better health. We have also been running Mobile Health Unit (MMU) initiative in partnership with HelpAge India across all our communities in and around our manufacturing locations of Bangalore, Faridabad, Vadodara, and Nashik. Under this we are looking at improvement in the quality of life of our marginalized beneficiaries through primary health care services.

To know more about any of the CSR programs ABB India is involved with, reach out to Dhenuka Srinivasan. If you are involved in any of the community projects towards inclusive development, write to the undersigned.

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