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DM Foundation sets up the first Early Disease Detection and Cancer Screening Centre in Kerala for the benefit of the society

Friday - Jan 11, 2013, 02:22pm (GMT+5.5)
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DM Foundation sets up the first Early Disease Detection and Cancer Screening Centre in Kerala for the benefit of the society

Dubai - DM Foundation, the non-profit charitable arm of DM Healthcare, the leading healthcare conglomerate in the Middle East and India, has announced major initiatives towards preventive care. As part of its commitment towards prevention and early detection of diseases, DM Foundation has launched the first stand-alone Early Diseases Detection and Cancer Screening Centre in Haripad, Kerala.

Established in association with Ashraya Charitable Trust (ACT), the Centre is launched under ‘Healing Touch’, the healthcare related charitable activities under DM Foundation, with the aim to provide its healthcare offerings for the benefit of the society. The facility was inaugurated today by Shri. Ramesh Chennithala, President of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, DM Healthcare. Commenting on the initiative, Shri Ramesh Chennithala said, “It is a great honour to be part of this initiative which is an effort towards encouraging preventive healthcare and early detection of diseases. We are certain this will go a long way in creating a healthier society.

We are thankful for the support of DM Healthcare which has helped us in addressing the diagnostic requirements of the people in Haripad.” The Early Disease Detection and Cancer Screening Centre will offer advanced diagnostic services free of charge with the aim to have immediate results to help tackle fatal diseased without delay. Focusing on cancer screening and prevention programs, the Center will actively work on creating awareness through related research and statistics done in view of the current economic, socio, occupational and geographical scenario. The facility comes as aid to those who were required to travel to cities to get tests and scans done.  Commenting on the initiative, Dr. Moopen said, “Many diseases, including cancer, can be overcome when nipped in the bud. We are largely focused on preventive healthcare and early detection of diseases. The initiative aims to deliver its commitment to offer a ‘healing touch’ to people by ensuring that diseases are detected at an early stage and timely action may be taken towards saving lives.

We are very thankful for the support of the local authorities and volunteers of Ashraya Charitable Trust towards this initiative. We would also like to thank Shri. Ramesh Chennithala, who has come forward to extend the benefit of the initiative to the people of Alappuzhu and Kollam districts of Kerala.” Offering advanced diagnostic services, the Centre is equipped with a full-fledged consultancy, scans, X-Ray, mammograms, lab tests and other diagnostic facilities for men and women. The Centre will also offer structured screening camps and educational programs led by Ashraya Charitable Trust volunteers and staff and doctors of ECDDC.  DM Foundation has set up a similar early disease detection centre in West Bengal’s densely-populated 24 Paraganas district. Established in association with the Human Welfare Trust (HWT) in west Bengal, DM Foundation has set up a diagnostic center, aiming to offer immediate medical solutions to the people in the area, for free or at highly subsidized rates.

DM Foundation sets up the first Early Disease Detection and Cancer Screening Centre in Kerala for the benefit of the society

 

DM Foundation and charities has made conscious efforts to reach out to the peripheries of rural India, with the aim to meet the Group’s commitment to provide care beyond boundaries. The main objective is to provide quality healthcare, making it accessible to all. The diagnostic centres are set up while keeping in mind the quality healthcare which is required by the needy in the densely populated areas, facilitating easy access to laboratory tests, scans and ultra-sounds. The goal is to offer immediate medical solutions to the people in the area, at a highly subsidized rate. Some of the non-profit activities of DM Foundation and charities are community dialysis centres, cancer radiation centres, early cancer detection centres, free pediatric and adult cardiac surgeries, and establishing special needs schools for the physically and mentally challenged.  About DM Foundation:A leading organization involved in many charity works in the GCC and India, DM Foundation is part of the DM Healthcare Group, a leading healthcare conglomerate with strong presence across the GCC and India.

The foundation is the charitable and CSR division of DM Healthcare. The Group has been involved in various health awareness campaigns through the Community Good Health Programs (CGHP) by Aster in the Gulf Countries. Some of the ongoing and planned  not-for-profit activities are the establishment of Community Dialysis Centres,  Cancer Radiation Centres,  Early  Cancer Detection Centres, Free Paediatric  and Adult Cardiac Surgeries, establishment of Special Needs Schools for the Physically and Mentally challenged across Kerala. The goals of the organization include extending support to the economically backward North-East Sates as well as to African countries, where there is acute requirement for intervention in the delivery of healthcare to the poor.

Apart from healthcare related charitable activities, DM Foundation extends financial support to many NGOs and individuals and is also involved in activities like Village Adoption programmes for local empowerment (www.milesindia.org). The foundation works in tandem with sister organizations like MIMS Charitable Trust (www.mimstrust.com) and Social Advancement Foundation of India (www.safiindia.org ) where Dr. Moopen is actively involved.





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