India: Asian Cancer Foundation (ACF), in association with ACI Hospitals, a boutique multi-speciality healthcare centre with expertise in Oncology (Cancer), impacted the lives of several policemen across the city with its ‘Quit To Win’ campaign. The campaign was initiated by World No-Tobacco Day where they offered free cancer check-ups to Mumbai Police and their families. As a part of the initiative, ACF set up mobile vans for the check-ups recently across police stations and their residential complexes in Mumbai, Dadar-Naigoan, Tardeo and Gamdevi, offering special diagnostics for cancer detection.
Speaking on the occasion and the campaign, Dr Deepak Parikh, Chairman, Asian Cancer Foundation (ACF), said, “We are thrilled to have witnessed such a positive turnout for our campaign ‘Quit To Win’. Being in the police force is extremely demanding physically and mentally. They have to be healthy and fit to help save lives and maintain law and order. This makes them vulnerable to many ill effects of stress including consumption of tobacco. We are grateful to these heroes of our city and glad we could do our part in safeguarding their health and commitment. Asian Cancer Foundation together with ACI Hospitals is constantly promoting the need to partake in preventive measures for everyone. Early detection of any disease always helps in attaining the cure with minimal disability.”
Every year, more than eight million people die of tobacco consumption yet it continues to rapidly increase among people of all age groups in our country. Highly addictive, it can wreak havoc on one’s cardiovascular and respiratory health apart from putting one at risk for many types of cancer including oral and lung cancers. Thus, it is time we address the challenges to improve health status by increasing awareness, regular health checks ups and deaddiction programmes to decrease craving and control withdrawal symptoms.
The ACI Hospital, located in the heart of Mumbai, has consistently delivered state-of-the-art healthcare in the field of surgical and medical oncology and palliative care and many other disciplines. Additionally, ACI Hospitals offer excellent laboratory, radiology and endoscopy services plus cutting-edge operative procedures in all fields including robotic surgery. The Hospital is proud of its ability to offer emergency care including an intensive care unit equipped with the latest equipment and technology.
The Centre is a referral point for world-class cancer care for national and international patients which is delivered at an affordable cost without compromising on clinical outcomes.