Indore Cancer Foundation Charitable Trust

Milestones

1988
1988

Indore Cancer Foundation launched in the presence of late Shri Sunil Dutt, Dr. Jatin P Shah and the citizens of Indore.

1989
1989
  • Cancer detection and awareness camps in rural areas started
  • First training programme organised.
  • Trust settled by former Her Highness, Mrs. Ushadevi Holkar, and her husband Mr. Satish Chandra Malhotra.
1990
1990
  • 1st international visitors, Dr. Jan Stjernsward, Chief, Cancer Unit, WHO.
  • Foundation registered under the Madhya Pradesh Public Trust Act 1951.
1992
1992

The head and neck cancer centre included in the 7th Indo-French Joint Commission on Scientific and Technical Cooperation, Article 10, thanks to the support of Late Shri Amarnath Verma, the then Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India

1993
1993

1st Indo-French workshop held by Dr. Jacques Brugere, Institut Curie & Dr. Guy Schwaab, Institut Gustave Roussy.

1994
1994

Scientific data of the1st WHO supported project, ‘Community oral cancer control and prevention’ presented at the 16th International Cancer Congress (UICC) in New Delhi, India.

Hon’ble Vice President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma releases ‘Cancer – Samanya gyan evam roktham’, a public education book in Hindi,

1995
1995

The Indian Institute of Head and Neck Oncology (IIHNO) opens its doors to cancer patients on the ten acres of land given on nominal lease by the state government of Madhya Pradesh. It began as an OPD radiotherapy facility with Eldorado 78, a second hand cobalt machine gifted by the Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation, Ottawa-Hull, Canada, at the behest of Late Shri Sunil Dutt.

The Vatsala & Narayan Bhouraskar Public Charitable Trust allows the use of its bungalow at Jhaveri Colony, Indore, for the activities of the Foundation, courtesy the kind intervention of Shri CR Bhouraskar.

1996
1996

Received the 1st State Bank of India donation of Rs. 15 25 000/- for the purchase of a new radiation source for the Eldorado 78.

Poster presentation on the findings of the 2nd WHO funded project, ‘Cancer pain and its psycho-social impact’ at the World Psychiatry Congress, Madrid, Spain.

1997
1997

Hon’ble President of the Republic of India, the late Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, apprised of the activities of the Indore Cancer Foundation through an exclusive audio-visual presentation. The President wishes this project good luck.

1998
1998
  • Start of the 3rdd AusAID supported pilot project “ Development of a district based model for the palliative care of terminally ill cancer patients”. It culminated in the training of more than 2000 primary health workers, nursing staff and doctors.
  • The French Ambassador to India, Mr. Claude Blanchemaison, visits IIHNO.
  • The Sau Indirabai Holkar Public Charitable Trust gifts a Maruti Omni ambulance.
2000
2000

First surgical camp held at the Jhabua district hospital by a multi-specialty surgical team, with the support of district administration. Since then 20 more surgical camps have been organised.

Dharamshala constructed by Lions Club Mahanagar Indore becomes operational.

2001
2001

MOU signed with the Oxford International Centre for Palliative Care.

2002
2002

The rural outreach activities of the Foundation appreciated by the state government of Madhya Pradesh at a special function in Sehore district.

WHO funded Palliative Care Sensitization programme for doctors from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Gujarat conducted successfully

2003
2003

The family of late Shri Arvind Mungre gives a donation in his memory.

Dr. KA Dinshaw, Director, Tata Memorial Centre, on a 3-day visit to review our outreach activities.

2004
2004

Successful conduct of 2 WHO funded palliative care sensitization programmes for doctors from Rajasthan and Chattisgarh at Jaipur and Raipur.

The Rotary Club of Indore North (RI-Dist-3040) & Rotary Club of Seoul Poukak (Korea) (RI-Dist-3650) donated an ambulance cum patient carrier under the Matching Grant Program of the Rotary Foundation Year – 2006.

The Eldorado 78 decommissioned after having successfully treated 3 053 cancer patients of which 1 218 were treated completely free while 623 were given partial waiver of charges.

2008
2008

The Bhabhatron II, an indigenously designed and manufactured cobalt unit, starts treating patients at IIHNO. The Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, gave a grant-in-aid of Rs. 1 25 00 000/- for the purchase of this unit.

2009
2009

Hon’ble President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil, presents a citation to Dr. Digpal Dharkar, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, in recognition of his guidance and support to the Amravati Cancer Foundation. The Amravati Cancer Foundation, affiliated to the Indore Cancer Foundation, was started by Dr. Rajinder Singh Arora.

2010
2010
  • Merger of Vatsala & Narayan Bhouraskar Public Charitable Trust with Indore Cancer Foundation.
  • Support received from: “Being Human” – the Salman Khan Foundation
  • Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of State, Commerce and Industry, laid the foundation stone for the |Siddharth III linear accelerator centre. The linear accelerator was gifted by the Department of Electronic & Information Technology, Government India.
  • Started in-patients’ wards and a minor Operation Theatre, both equipped with the support of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL).
  • Due to the kind offices of Ms. Priya Dutt, our linear accelerator centre was the sole project of the annual benefit gala organised by the Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation, New York.
2011
2011

Donation received from the Hon’ble Governor of Madhya Pradesh.

2012
2012

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan makes a special visit to meet the operated patients and to thank the medical team, at the culmination of a very successful breast cancer camp in Ujjain division.

2013
2013

Hospice and palliative care centre ‘Kirpalaya’ started.

The students of Emerald Heights International School, Indore, and 8 celebrated artists of MARM came together to help the poor cancer patients at our Indian Institute of Head and Neck Oncology.

2014
2014

Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Hon’ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha, inaugurates the Siddharth III linear accelerator centre in presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India; and Dr. Narottam Mishra, the Hon’ble Minister for Health, state government of Madhya Pradesh.

2015
2015

Received 1st CSR support from Barbeque-Nation Hospitality Limited.

2016
2016

3rd support received from the State Bank of India under their CSR programme.

2017
2017

Started, the Geeta & Dilip Khale Cancer Registry at IIHNO. The hospital based cancer registry was inaugurated by Dr. Shubhada Chiplunkar, Director, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. This registry is unique in that it documents treatment costs as well.

Till October 2017, radiotherapy had been offered to 6031 patients of which 1396 were given completely free treatment and partial charity was offered to 2050 patients. Cancer surgery is performed off campus, as the institute still does not have an operation theatre complex, and since the year 2000 till 2017 more than 3 048 free cancer surgeries have been performed.

Over the last 29 years, another important focus of our activities has been the organization of outreach programmes, especially in the rural and far flung areas of the region. We have held more than 214 free cancer camps in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh and examined more than 2 50 000 people in the high risk group, organised more than 220 cancer awareness programmes and more than 200 training programmes on early detection and palliative care for medical personnel, especially for doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of the government health delivery system, the most extensive health services within the reach of the poorest of the poor in the remote areas of the country.