Bridging the gap in cancer care4 min read . Updated: 03 Feb 2022, 08:04 PM IST
The need of the hour is to work on Public-Private Partnership models and encourage private and non-profit organisations to make an initiative in the direction. As more and more private players shoulder the responsibility and establish cancer care centres in their regions, India would be able to reduce the cancer care gap
I aspire to live in a society where everybody lives cancer-free. A society where children don’t grow up without parents, loved ones are not lost, and lives are lived to the fullest. On World Cancer Day 2022 (WCD), we are still away from this becoming a reality. The National Cancer Registry Programme India reports that one in nine Indians may suffer from this life-threatening disease once in their lifetime. The report further stated that India was stipulated to have a massive 1,392,179 new cancer cases in 2020.