Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute
Country of Operation
- Himadri Memorial Cancer Welfare TrustNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute is a hospital specializing in delivering low-cost care.
NCRI believes that the modern cancer research, intensive and extensive educational efforts regarding prevention, detection, treatment and palliation in the field of cancer will improve the quality of life of all those who suffer from it. The mission of the NCRI is to provide state-of-the art diagnostic and therapeutic services to the patients of all types of origin and financial background suffering from cancer. Its scope also encompasses registering the tumor burden in the population, prevention through awareness drives, solving local medical problems through research and training of medical students as well as imparting knowledge to the medical fraternity.
Key program components
Today, the Bose Institute, with 70 beds, offers a comprehensive cancer program including epidemiology, prevention and treatment. This is where rural and district hospitals refer their cancer patients. The hospital also sponsors awareness programs in rural areas of West Bengal on thalassemia, as well as cancers of the breast, cervix and mouth. The hospital receives some government funding as well as support from local and regional organizations and international cancer societies. Hospital provides not only beds in different segments but also augments the emergency health care services at a very low capital cost . It demonstrates how this model can be financially viable and sustainable. The hospital addresses the ultimate needs of the community as consumers and therefore empowers them with their right to health and availability to services for the money paid , so as to appreciate the value of money.