On the occasion of the 54th Founder’s Day organized by Karnataka Cancer Society (KCS), free medicine kits have been distributed to cancer patients.
Story so far: Worth ₹5,000 each, cancer patients around the city have received free medical kits. Against this backdrop, Dr C Ramachandra, director of Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, stated that poor lifestyle habits and consumption of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco are contributing to major health issues.
- The KCS provides unbiased treatment to patients above and below the poverty line, whether it’s surgery or chemotherapy.
- The association has also taken up the initiative to provide medicines at a 40% discount.
Helpful schemes: Dr Ramachandra stated that schemes like Aarogya Karnataka and Ayushman Bharat have proved to be extremely helpful to all strata of society. He said that cervical cancer has been reduced due to increased awareness and early testing.