Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation (SSCF), a not-for-profit organization, was founded 6 years ago with the core purpose of providing comprehensive cancer treatment to all cancer patients particularly the poor. Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SSCHRC), the brainchild of SSCF, commenced its operation of delivering contemporary treatment for cancer on August 15, 2012. SSCHRC is a 360-bedded hospital built over 6 Floors spread over an area of 2.5 lakh sq. ft. (Two lakh fifty thousand sq. ft.).
Well-equipped Departments of Radiotherapy with 2 state-of-the-art linear accelerators, Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology with big bore CT, digital MRI and diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Blood Transfusion and Laboratory Facilities including anatomical pathology and microbiology sections with fully automated equipment are all operational and aiding in quick diagnosis. 128 slice PET CT will be inducted into service in 2 months’ time. Departments of Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology led by eminent doctors are delivering expert treatment. Pain and Palliative Care Unit, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics Unit, Meditation and Holistic Services Unit, and Psycho-Oncology Unit helps in delivering wholesome treatment to the patients.
The hospital provides expertise in all super-specialities of cancer, has 42 highly qualified and dedicated doctor consultants. SSCHRC has so far treated 21000 new cancer patients and has consistently tried to fulfil its main objectives of providing treatment at affordable costs including free treatment to the poor cancer patients.