Webserver Date: 16-July-2019

TMH Cancer-care Campaign during Kumbh Mela 2019


  Cancer Care at Kumbh Mela 2019

Cancer awareness-drive-cum-screening-programme during Kumbh Mela 2019


Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), the primary cancer-care arm of DAE, is carrying out a unique oral cancer awareness-drive-cum-screening-programme during the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019.


Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of devotees on earth, attracts nearly 3 crore people over a period of 45 days. A vast majority of visitors are from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand where oral cancer is prevalent.


   Cancer care at Kumbh Mela


For a comprehensive reach out, TMH is collaborating with several other organisations including UP Health Department, Tata Trusts, Biocon Foundation, Allahabad Medical Association, Indian Dental Association, Kamla Nehru Hospital, Association of Otolaryngologists of India etc. Currently, the screening programme is being conducted using Mobile Health application in 20 temporary dispensaries spread all across Kumbh Mela. A massive oral cancer awareness-drive is also being undertaken under the leadership of TMH.