29th June, 2019 : Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore has signed a MoU with Rotary Palmville, Bangalore today in the presence of The District Governor - Rotarian Suresh Hari S at a Rotary function. This is a joint social initiative by Sakra World Hospital which will conduct awareness camps, screening camps and provide treatment for breast cancer for the underprivileged women for free of cost. The camps will be conducted in rural parts of Bangalore, adjoining cities & villages in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Takashi Maki, MD Sakra World Hospital said " Today, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in India as well as globally. However, if detected early, this type of cancer is almost completely curable. Unfortunately in India due to lack of awareness and early screening, more than 50% of the cases are detected late when it is already in stage 3 or 4 leading to high mortality rates. So as part of our CSR strategy, we wanted to hence focus on awareness building and early detection of breast cancer"