The Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (CCHRC) has been established with the sole objective to combat the growing occurrence of ‘cancer’ and not letting the socio-economic condition of patients get in the way of medical aid.
The incidence of cancer among people in North East India is alarmingly high. A majority of patients are also not in a position to afford expensive treatment available in other parts of the country. CCHRC has taken up the challenge to serve this community of economically impoverished patients from the Barak valley, other districts of Assam state and from the states of Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram. The only comprehensive cancer care centre with facilities for prevention, treatment, education and research on cancer, CCHRC sees over 3000 new and 14000 follow-up patients annually.
With 80% of these patients being daily wage earners, and over 50% earning meager wages, CCHRC strives to provide the best possible treatment to all patients by:-
- Keeping the cost of all services as low as possible without compromising on quality
- Provision of ad-hoc employment to patient attendants on campus to compensate for loss of daily earnings for the patient’s family
- Procuring drugs at low cost and transferring the benefits directly to the patient
- Supplying free food to in-patients and food at subsidized rates to for out-patients
- Providing low cost dharmashala accommodation for patients and their families which includes food 3 times a day
- Staying in regular touch with patients at their homes during chemotherapy and palliative care
- Offering free home care for all patients in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi on palliative care who are unable to travel for symptom management and much more.
We are a nonprofit hospital that provides comprehensive cancer care to people especially the underserved through prevention, treatment, palliation, education and research
We aim to become a state of the art cancer centre that will ensure:
- that no individual develops a cancer that can be prevented,
- that no patient is denied appropriate cancer treatment for want of resources,
- that no patient dies in agony and indignity and
- that no family suffers treatment induced poverty and grief.