Indore Cancer Foundation launched in the presence of late Shri Sunil Dutt, Dr. Jatin P Shah, and the citizens of Indore.
- Cancer detection and awareness camps in rural areas started
- First training program organized.
- Trust settled by Usha Raje Holkar of Indore and her husband Mr. Satish Chandra Malhotra.
- First international visitor, Dr. Jan Stjernsward, Chief, Cancer Unit, WHO, Geneva.
- ICF registered under the Madhya Pradesh Public Trust Act 1951.
- The head and neck cancer center included in the 7th Indo-French Joint Commission on Scientific and Technical Cooperation, Article 10, thanks to the support of Late Shri Amarnath Verma, IAS, the then Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India
- 1st Indo-French workshop on cancer held by Dr. Jacques Brugere, Institut Curie & Dr. Guy Schwaab, Institut Gustave Roussy.
- Scientific data of the first WHO-supported project, ‘Community oral cancer control and prevention’ presented at the 16th International Cancer Congress (UICC) in New Delhi.
- The Hon’ble Vice President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma releases ‘Cancer – Samanya Gyan evam roktham’, a public education book in Hindi,
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 the Foundation, courtesy the kind intervention of Shri CR Bhouraskar.
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.
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.
- Start of the 3rd 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.
- The first free cancer surgery camp was held at the Jhabua district hospital by a multi-specialty surgical team from ICF, with the support of the Jhabua district administration. Since then, 31 more such cancer surgery camps were held, where more than 600 free cancer surgeries were performed.
- The Dharamshala constructed by Lions Club Indore Mahanagar becomes operational.
MOU signed with the Oxford International Centre for Palliative Care.
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
- The sons of late Shri Arvind Mungre, one based in Belgium and the other in Indore, give a donation in his memory.
- Dr. KA Dinshaw, Director, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai makes a 3-day visit to review our outreach work.
Successful conduct of 2 WHO funded palliative care sensitization programmes for doctors from Rajasthan and Chattisgarh at Jaipur and Raipur respectively.
- The Rotary Club of Indore North (RI-Dist-3040) & Rotary Club of Seoul Poukak (Korea) (RI-Dist-3650) donate an ambulance-cum-patient carrier under the Matching Grant Program of the Rotary Foundation.
- The Eldorado 78 decommissioned after having successfully treated 3053 cancer patients of which 1218 were treated completely free while 623 were given a partial waiver of charges.
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.
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.
- The merger of the Vatsala & Narayan Bhouraskar Public Charitable Trust with ICF.
- Support received from “Being Human” – the Salman Khan Foundation
- Mr. Jotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of State, Commerce, and Industry, laid the foundation stone for the Siddharth III linear accelerator center. The linear accelerator was gifted by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government India.
- Started in-patients’ wards and a minor Operation Theatre, both equipped with the support of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).
- Due to the kind offices of Ms. Priya Dutt, our linear accelerator center was the sole project of the annual benefit gala organized by the Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation, New York.
Donation received from the Hon’ble Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
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.
- Hospice and palliative care center ‘Kirpalaya’ started.
- The students of the Emerald Heights International School, Indore, and 8 celebrated artists of MARM came together to help the poor cancer patients at IIHNO.
Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Hon’ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha along with Dr. Harshvardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, inaugurate the Siddharth III linear accelerator centre. On this occasion, Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Health, Government of Madhya Pradesh, was also present.
Received 1st CSR support from Barbeque-Nation Hospitality Limited.
3rd support received from the State Bank of India under their CSR programme.
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.
- Oral Cancer Prevention Survey administered by the Emerald Heights International School Chapter of Friends of ICF to some of the staff of their school and counseling done based on the findings of the survey.
- Cancer awareness camp organized at Saifee Nagar Masjid Premises.
- Organized a fortnight-long home-to-home Oral Cancer Prevention Survey in Pigdamber village to identify the high-risk precancerous condition for oral cancer & to detect pre-cancer & high-risk tobacco addict population. The program was conducted by Dr. Shradha Jaiswal, Dr. Rajeev Shrivastav, their students, and IIHNO staff.
- Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation, New York decides to support the purchase of a radiation source (worth approximately INR 54 lakh) for our new telecobalt unit. Thereafter, Dr. Dharkar is the keynote speaker at the Annual Fundraiser of NDMF New York.
- Linear Accelerator Siddharth 3 started treating patients after a breakdown gap of 28 months.
- Oncology OPD started at the Indore Cloth Market Hospital (ICMH), in line with the M.O.U signed with them.
- Students under the American Exchange Programme of American Field Service (AFS) along with students of the Emerald Heights International School, St. Raphael’s, Vidyabhawan, Indore Public School, and Queens College do campus cleaning as part of their community service work.
- 1110 screened at Oral Cancer Prevention 2-day camps organized by Ermitage International School of France, the Emerald Heights International School, with dental volunteers from ICF, at the Emerald Heights International School, Khajrana and Dewas
- 3-day training on home care of terminally ill patients was imparted to 17 nursing attendants
- A 3-day training program held for counselors on palliative care counseling
- A 10-day CME on palliative care held for doctors of the state health delivery system
- Orientation programs held for health workers on how the door-to-door survey for oral and breast cancer is to be done in each of the 8 districts of the Indore division
- A district-level oral and breast cancer program was held in Khandwa district that began with a door-to-door survey followed by multiple levels of screening and culminated in free surgeries of the patients thus identified
As a part of the community service segment of the Round Square International Conference 2019, students from 156 schools from 34 countries painted the boundary wall of the institute, planted trees, and participated in a cancer awareness run
- Certificate course in palliative care conducted for doctors and nurses in collaboration with Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya
- A 3-day Oral Cancer Prevention Camp organized at Dewas by Ermitage International School of France, the Emerald Heights International School, with dental volunteers from ICF
- Working at the institute changed in line with the Covid-19 protocol
- Institute’s diagnostic facilities receive a big boost thanks to the Rotary Club of Indore Professional (Global Grant)
- Webinars, the new normal, on cancer awareness held for members of the Friends of ICF Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya Chapter & the employees of the Moira group
- Virtual release of ‘Covid Kaal mein cancer ka upchaar’ a patient guide in Hindi on cancer treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic, by the M.P. from Indore, Mr. Shankar Lalwani. The timeliness of the book was appreciated by the President of UICC, Dr. Anil D’Cruz
- ICF’s 33rd Foundation Day marked with the release by Ms. Priya Dutt of a film – a walk through the institute in these pandemic times
- Till date, 3236 free off-campus cancer surgeries were done and 7476 cancer patients offered radiotherapy of which 1413 were given completely free treatment while partial waiver of charges was given to 1969 cancer patients. Cancer surgery is performed off-campus, as the institute still does not have an operation theatre complex.
- Over the last 32 years, another important focus of our activities has been the organization of outreach programs, especially in the rural and far-flung areas of the region. We have held more than 227 free cancer camps in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh & examined more than a quarter-million people in the high-risk group. Of these 227 camps, 32 were free cancer surgery camps, almost all in cooperation with the district administration, where more than 600 free major & minor cancer surgeries were performed. We have also organized more than 220 cancer awareness programs for the general public, mostly in the rural areas, and more than 200 training programs on early detection of cancer and palliative care for medical personnel, especially for doctors, nurses, and para-medical staff of the government health delivery system, the most extensive health services within the reach of the poorest of the poor in the remotest corners of the country.