||AHRCC, Cuttack being one of the 27
RCCs of India at present started functioning since 24th April 1984
as an Odisha state-autonomous institution to facilitate treatment,
education & training and research of cancer with modern and advanced
method and technologies. Early detection and treatment with prevention
of cancer is the motto of this institution.
The Governing Body of this centre is constituted under the
Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare,
Govt. of Odisha. The Governing Body shall have general control over
affairs of the institute and shall have authority to exercise all
powers and perform all functions for the planning and running of the
institute consistent with aims and objective of the institute.
An Executive Committee is also formed under the Chairmanship of
the Secretary to Govt. of Odisha, Health & Family Welfare department
to monitor and guide the Director for better management of the Institute.
The Director being appointed by the Government of Odisha as the Chief Executive
of the centre. His duties & functions are described in the AHRCC-Bye-Laws,
currently amended up to 2013.
This Centre solely depends on the grants received from Govt. of Odisha, Govt.
of India and Users’ fee collected from the patients. Central Government has
proposal to elevate this State Cancer Institute (SCI) as an Apex Centre of
Excellence at par with any developed cancer centre of India.
Awareness programs for common cancers like Oral cancer, cervix cancer
and breast cancer are conducted regularly in this centre as well as in
||periphery rural areas through health camps
throughout the year as a part
of the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes,
Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (NPCDCS). The ill effects of indiscriminate
use of tobacco are special target in the awareness program, to prevent the most
common oral cancer of this region. Hospital Based Cancer Registry and Patterns
of Care and Survival Studies in Cancer Cervix, Cancer Breast and Head & Neck
Cancers (HBCR-POCSS) under the National Cancer Registry Programme is functioning
in our institution.To help the poor, BPL card
holders are treated free of cost. To complement the situation they
also get help from, Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY), Rastriya Swasthya
Bima Yojana (RSBY), Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF) Prime Minister’s
Relief fund, Red Cross Relief fund, Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) and Health
Minister’s Cancer Patient fund for their treatment.
The “Niramaya” is functioning since 01.05.2015 and providing non-cancer drugs
and anti-cancer drugs to all the patients is under the support of OMSC Ltd. The
24 hrs emergency service is in operation since 01.06.2015 and there is proposal
for full fledged 20 bedded casualty. The Grievance Redreesal forum is functioning
on every Monday in our centre.
Our centre has provided active support for the opening and functioning of cancer
wing at Capital Hospsital, Bhubaneswar.Under the NPCDCS scheme our centre is
providing cancer diagnosis services to the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput,
Nuapada, Nawarangpur & Bolangir since 2014.