Be a blessing, be a friend and make the biggest impact possible
Dr. Ravi Kannan
Surgical Oncologist & Director,
Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Making a Difference in Affordable Cancer Care
Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre ensures the highest standard of care for all patients irrespective of their socio-economic background. Nearly 75% of our patients are treated for free or at subsidised charges.
Cancer Awareness Programs Conducted
Cancer Early Detections
Cancer Surgeries Performed (Major)
Cancer Surgeries Performed (Minor)
Our Vision Is
Incomplete Without You
Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre’s vision has been possible only because of the collective support of the staff, community and patient families. Together, we can make a bigger difference. You can be a part of this noble vision too.
Volunteer With Cachar
We are looking for volunteers to help us raise funds, create awareness and enhance our resources for the hospital’s causes. In addition, volunteers can also help with administrative work in the hospital. Do get in touch to volunteer with us.
Your contributions in cash and kind will make a world of difference to our patients. Get in touch with the hospital to see how you can help.
Become A Cancer Advocate
An advocate for cancer is someone who speaks out on behalf of a specific cancer-related cause. Cachar offers advocacy training that can get you started.
The Survival of a cancer patient can be achieved with Affordable Cancer Care & Your Contribution
Boundless In Service
Dr Ravi Kannan’s Vision
On average, India sees the death of 7,84,821 cancer patients every year. The high mortality rate is due to late detection and inaccessibility to affordable treatment.
Our director and head surgeon, Dr Ravi Kannan, worked previously at the Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai. Moved by the plight of the people who desperately needed cancer care in Assam, he moved with his family to take cancer care closer to the people there.
Taking Cancer Care Closer To The Patients
His vision was to make cancer care affordable in the Barak Valley, where the closest cancer hospital was 300km away.
Over the last 13 years, Dr Kannan and his team have transformed the rural cancer centre into a full-fledged hospital and research centre. His endeavours cover providing housing, food, employment, awareness, and education are part of a holistic approach to cancer treatment. His innovations include doorstep healthcare services, free home visits and satellite clinics.
Padma Shri From The Indian Government
His wholehearted work with cancer patients over these years won him India’s 4th highest civilian award, The Padma Shri. Dr Ravi Kannan received this honour on 26 January 2020 from Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Honorable President of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, India.
The ceremony was attended by Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Amit Shah and Shri Venkaiah Naidu among several others.
Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is proud to be led by a visionary whose service knows no bounds!
Why Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in India. Early detection and education are as imperative as treatment. At Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, we deem it our duty to educate and spread awareness about cancer, as much as we prioritize treatment.