Tata Memorial Centre and Vedanta-BALCO Medical Centre sign MoU

The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai,and Vedanta Medical Research Foundation’s flagship initiative,BALCOMedical Centre (BMC), Raipur, Chhattisgarh, haveentered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to drive excellence in cancer care in the country.

As per the MoU, the BALCO Medical Centre and Tata Memorial Centrewill join forces for exchange of knowledge, and enhancement of skills, capabilities and core practices.BMC will leverage TMC’s expertiseand decades of experience in cancer treatment for developing best-in-class technical and medical guidelines. With this association, TMC will also empanel BMC as a referral centre for patients from Chhattisgarh, and neighbouring states.

Elated with the association, Jyoti Agarwal, Chairperson of BALCOMedical Centre, said, “This is a significant moment in the history of cancer care in India, when Tata Memorial Centre and BALCO Medical Centre are coming together to partake in knowledge sharing and jointly bring about a transformation in cancer care with values of compassion, care and cure. When we started the BALCOMedical Centre 4 years ago, we set ourselves on a relentless mission of providing world-class and affordable cancer care to all by becoming the go-to cancer care provider in Central India. Now, with this MoU, I look forwardto the next phase of our growth, wherein, together, we will learn more and find new ways to serve communities better.”

Medical Director of the BALCO Medical Centre, Dr Bhawna Sirohi, said, “We, at BALCO Medical Centre, have acombination of some of the best talent and technology to become a cancer care leader in the country. BMC has made available holistic and world-class cancer treatment to central India under one roof. Now, it is time to spreadour wings farther by collaborating with TMCfor mutual learning and knowledge, including  staff training, educational sessions, institutional fellowships, cross-referrals of patients and joint research, which will shapethe future of cancer care in India.”

Dr. Sirohi, who is the torchbearer of this association from BMC, is also the Founder-President of New India Cancer Charity Initiative, which has led clinical screening for breast, cervical and head & neck cancer in rural India. She is presently on the management committee of ‘CanSupport’ and is a patron for ‘Voice of Tobacco Victims’. She brings with her decades of expertise in the National Health Service in UK, TMCand various corporate cancer centres in India. She is actively involved with the National Cancer Grid, Indian Council of Medical Research, for guideline development and quality improvement initiatives.