MDL organises a seminar on World Cancer Day
MDL organised a seminar on the theme "Importance of Psychosocial Support in Cancer Care" on the World Cancer Day
CSR Watch Bureau
February 04, 2020
Mumbai: Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
(MDL) has been supporting cancer care initiatives through their CSR, for four years. Counsellors, engaged in nine regional cancer centres in different parts of the country are providing a healing touch to thousands of cancer patients. Implemented through Sanjeevani, an award-winning public trust, 20 cancer survivors are handholding nearly 75,000 cancer patients and ensuring their wellness through Psycho-social measures. An amount of Rs 32 lakhs per year is invested in this CSR project. In addition, MDL has approved Rs 31 Lakhs from its CSR funds to procure a Cytocam Monitor for Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel. This instrument, imported from M/s Braedius Medical, the Netherlands for early detection of oral cancers, is being installed in India for the first time.
Seminar on World Cancer Day
Taking their CSR initiative to a new high, MDL
arranged a seminar on the World Cancer Day, on February 4. This seminar, on the theme “Importance of Psychosocial Support in Cancer Care” was held from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Sagarika Auditorium. It was inaugurated by MDL's Director (Corporate Planning and Personnel) Commodore TV Thomas and was attended by 150 people, including cancer survivors and their family members, from different parts of Maharashtra. They shared their stories handling cancer with positivity, with the help of family and friends. This was followed by a panel discussion, where experts deliberated the importance of psychosocial support for cancer care. A book, titled Fragrance of a Wild Soul, authored by Ruby Ahluwalia, who is the founder of Sanjeevani was also released on the occasion. MDL and Sanjeevani are working together in the field of cancer care for four years, and plan to take cancer care to more centres in future. MDL also supports the Acworth Leprosy Hospital, costing Rs 5 lakhs was launched on the World Leprosy Day, on January 30.
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