VS Hospitals conducts cancer walkathon to create awareness on cancer on February 4th to commemorate World Cancer Day-2020.
Chennai: VS Hospitals conducted a Walkathon on February 4th to commemorate World Cancer Day-2020. VS Walkathon was an initiative to raise awareness on cancer and was flagged off by Mr.Ampa Palaniappan, Managing Director, Ampa Skywalk.
Prof Dr. S. Subramanian Chairman and Managing Director, VS Group of Hospitals, Dr. S. Sundar, Senior Consultant Joint Replacement & Tumour Surgeon and Medical Director, VS Group of Hospitals and Mr.Muthu Subramanian, Executive Director, VS Group of Hospitals participated in this awareness walkathon.
In India, the estimated number of people living with cancer is around 2.25 million. Every year, over 11,57,294 lakh new cancer patients are registered, while cancer-related deaths stand at 7,84,821. Mortality due to tobacco use in India is estimated at upwards of 3500 persons every day. Studies show one woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India.
Prof Dr. S. Subramanian, Chairman & Managing Director, VS Group of Hospitals, said, “Though cancer is a life threatening disease, it can be prevented with some changes in the lifestyle. Also, cancer can be cured if it is detected at early stage.” He added: “With this Walkathon, we intended to create awareness on cancer and the myths surrounding it. I am happy that the event saw huge participation and we were able to achieve our mission.”
On February 2, 2020 VS Hospitals, in association with Naturals, conducted a hair donation drive. Since hair loss is the most distressing and feared side effect of chemotherapy performed for cancer patients, the initiative was aimed at collecting hair from volunteers. VS Blood Bank also conducted a blood donation drive for cancer patients as part of VS Hospitals’ World Cancer Day-2020 events.
About VS Hospital
VS Hospitals is built on a legacy of clinical excellence. A pioneer in world-class oncology, the group is a highly trusted and respected integrated healthcare provider today. The group’s prowess in cancer care and multi-disciplinary healthcare delivery can be traced back to its founder – Dr. S. Subramanian. One of Chennai’s most pre-eminent oncologists, Dr. Subramanian established VS Hospitals to deliver on his vision of cutting-edge healthcare that was both innovative and inclusive.