Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute opens new centre in South Delhi
Seeking to cater to cancer patients, thronging to the national Capital from across India, a new-age oncology centre has been commissioned in the heart of Delhi.
The Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC), one of Asia’s largest centres for cancer care, has been launched in collaboration with the National Chest Institute and is situated in the Gautam Nagar area.
“Delhi has among the highest incidence rates for childhood cancers in the country. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research report 2012-14, Delhi had reported 551 new cases of cancers, which was 5.4 per cent of the total cases of cancers in India. About 309 cases were reported in girls, which is 3.2 per cent of the total cases,” the RGCIRC said.
DS Negi, CEO of RGCIRC, said, “We have set up the South Delhi centre to cater to the pressing need for our services in this part of the National Capital Region. The RGCIRC’s presence here will make it convenient for many in this part of the city as well as those in Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad.”
The RGCIRC says over 1,300 people die of cancer everyday and cancer cases in Delhi have been “on a rise” rapidly since 2008-09.