Enhancing the Standards of Cancer Care in Uttar Pradesh
As a part of our ongoing work on Cancer care in Uttar Pradesh, ACCESS Health organized a discussion with stakeholders from the private and public sectors to enhance the standards of cancer care in the state. The objective of the discussion was to bring together experts from various fields–including oncologists, policymakers, practitioners, and industry partners–to identify areas for government program strengthening, especially awareness, screening, drugs and diagnostics, treatment, and financing.
The focal point of the event, which brought together over 50 state practitioners and oncologists, was the presentation and release of a landscape study conducted by ACCESS Health, King George’s Medical University (KGMU), SACHIS
The event featured two sessions on The Landscape of Cancer and the Provision of Cancer Care in Uttar Pradesh presented by Dr Kirti Srivastava, Professor of Radiation Oncology, KGMU, and Expanding Diagnostics & Cost-Effective Therapies under PM-JAY presented by Dr Anand Mishra, Professor Head, Endocrine and Breast Diseases, KGMU.
The event was made possible thanks to the continuous support of partners such as SACHIS, KGMU, and Roche. ACCESS Health also congratulated the state champions, Dr. Anand Mishra, Dr. Kirti Srivastava, Smt Sangeeta Singh, Ms. Priti Sharma, Mr. Amrityan Das, Ms. Himani Sethi, and Ms. Manisha Tripathi, for their efforts in bringing together stakeholders to discuss these critical recommendations for cancer care.
We also acknowledge the leadership of Shri Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma, Principal Secretary Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Smt Sangeeta Singh, CEO, of SACHIS, and Smt Aparna U, Mission Director of the National Health Mission, who prioritized the group’s recommendations.