Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is a comprehensive cancer care facility located in the outskirts of Silchar town in the Barak Valley of Assam, India. The hospital is administered by The Cachar Cancer Hospital Society, a not for profit NGO. Nearly 80% of our patients are daily wage workers, agricultural and tea garden labourers and nearly 75% are treated for free or at subsidised charges.
Ours is firmly aligned with that of our patients’ :
to cure cancer and be cancer free
We provide the full range of oncology services and speciality support – from advanced diagnosis to surgical expertise and palliative care. We are a high-quality cancer centre that makes sure that anyone in need is afforded the best that Science has to offer.
Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection
Pathology, Radiology and Molecular Diagnostics
Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy, and Palliative Care
Provides comprehensive cancer care to people especially the underserved through prevention, treatment, palliation, education and research
Cancer or poverty should never be the reasons to deny it
Padma Shri awardee Dr.R. Ravi Kannan
Director of CCHRC
A surgeon par excellence paving the way to innovative & affordable healthcare
Padma Shri awardee Dr. R. Ravi Kannan is the Director of Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. Dr. Kannan is a surgical oncologist who previously headed the Department of Surgical Oncology at the prestigious Cancer Institute (WIA) in Chennai.
Moved by the plight of the economically impoverished people, who desperately need the services of the Cancer Hospital in Silchar, Dr. Kannan moved to Assam with his family to make cancer care more accessible in the Barak Valley. Before Cachar, the nearest cancer hospital was over 300 kms. away in Guwahati. Over the last 13 years, Dr. Kannan together with the entire team at the hospital has transformed the rural cancer centre into a full-fledged hospital and research centre. Innovations introduced in his endeavour to take inclusive cancer care to the masses include:
- A holistic treatment approach that includes accommodation, food, employment, awareness and education.
- Doorstep healthcare service, including free home visits and satellite clinics