Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital has signed an MoU with the Rotary Cancer Referral Center to provide screening, care and affordable treatment to people belonging to poor and disadvantaged sections of the society. As per the agreement, Sum Hospital would provide doctors and paramedical staff for conducting cancer screening camps in different parts of the State and regular checkups at the Rotary Cancer Referral Center here. The treatment would be provided to the patients referred by the Rotary Cancer Referral Center at affordable cost as percentral Government health scheme rates. Speaking on the occasion Vice-Chancellor of Siksha O Anusandhan University Prof Amit Banerjee said the collaboration is one of several initiatives being undertaken by the institution to serve the society at large.
The MoU, which would remain in vogue for three years, was signed by Prof Gangadhar Sahu and Dr Pushparaj Samantasinhar, Dean and Medical Superintendent of IMS and SUM Hospital respectively, while District Governor of Rotary International District 3262 Ajay Agarwal and president of Rotary Club Kharabela KC Swain were the signatories for Rotary. Rotarian and former Police Commissioner of Mumbai Arup Patnaik, who was present on the occasion, hailed the MoU as a unique development stating that it would extend great help to people suffering from diseases due to poverty. He thanked SUM Hospital for the noble gesture. Prof Sahu said the hospital has always been providing succour to the poor and underprivileged sections of the society since its inception. The Rotary Cancer Referral Center has been set up by the Cancer Care and Screening Trust, Rotary Club of Bhadrak Mid Town. – New Indian Express