Jan Kalyan Aid for Ailing Cancer Detection Centre
At a time when the authorities are turning a blind eye towards the deteriorating condition of early cancer detection centre at Kaloor, the Jan Kalyan, an NGO based in Kochi, have distributed necessary items worth `24,000 for the centre on Saturday.
Besides, it would also initiate projects to carry out the renovation work of the cancer centre once the Kochi Corporation grants the permission.
The Jan Kalyan gesture comes based on the report that appeared in ‘City Express’. The office-bearers of the society said the renovation work costs more than `1 lakh. “It mainly includes construction of a shed that spreads over 800 square feet. It would come around ` 1 lakh.
We are also ready to do the flooring. But, this could be undertaken only if the Corporation gives us the permission to do so. Besides, a water purifier and a 2,000 litre water tank has to be installed for the centre. This will come around `19,000. That will be done as early as possible,,” said Pradeep Maheswari, chairman, Jan Kalyan.
On Saturday, the NGO has distributed items demanded by the early cancer detection centre authorities, including three torches, two spot lights, one digital weighing machines, 39 coplin jars and two induction cookers.
‘City Express’ has earlier reported the pathetic condition of the early cancer detection centre at Kaloor which is the only such centre in the entire Central Kerala. The cancer centre has cut a sorry figure by running out of adequate facilities and staff.
Currently, there are only seven staff including a doctor. Around 60 to 70 patients from Kasargode to Ernakulam frequents the centre daily.
Besides, the cancer centre also conducts camps across Central Kerala. Many camps are still pending due to scarce facilities. Five to seven positive cases of cancer are being diagnosed every day here, apart from the numbers in the camps. The centre which is under RCC, Thiruvananthapuram is functioning in a dilapidated building owned by Kochi Corporation.