Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation (SSCF) has always been at the forefront of adopting the latest technological advancements to deliver the best care to our cancer patients and the addition of the state of the linear accelerator True Beam STX with HyperArc and induction of Sri Shankara Centre for Robotic Surgery at Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SSCHRC), Bangalore is a testament to this fact.
The inauguration ceremony for these additions to Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore was held on 26th February 2022.
The Chief Guest for the event was Dr (Prof) M K Ramesh, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), and the Guests of Honour were Smt Susmita Bagchi, Chairperson, Mo School & Minister of State, Government of Odisha, Sri Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Skill Development Authority and Cabinet Minister, Government of Odisha and Sri Ashok Kakkar, Managing Director, Varian Medical Systems India.
Ganapathi Homa, Vaasthu Homa and Lalita Sahasranama Homa were performed to mark this auspicious event and to seek the almighty's blessings to help us continue serving our patients with the best treatment.
The state of the art Linear Accelerator with HyperArc is housed in a newly constructed bunker, which was supported by Sitaram Jindal Foundation, for which we are eternally grateful. The Chief Guests and Guests of Honour were given a tour of the new facility followed by the opening of the 3rd Linear Accelerator room by the Hon'ble Chief Guest.
The inauguration ceremony began with Dr Tulsi Nagesh invoking the blessings of Goddess Sharadambe on the universe. Sri B R Nagaraj, Trustee - SSCF welcomed the guests and the gathering followed by a virtual tour of Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre through a video. A beautifully animated video of the plan of Bagchi Sri Shankara Cancer Centre and Research Institute was also presented to the audience.
Dr B S Srinath, Managing Trustee - SSCF and Head of the Institution - SSCHRC provided a highlight of SSCHRC's achievements till date with a special focus on the Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre, Paediatric Oncology Unit, Academics and Research.
This was followed by the lighting of the ceremonious lamp by the Hon'ble Chief Guest and Guests of Honour to signify the inauguration of the 3rd Linear Accelerator and a new Robotic Surgery unit at SSCHRC. Launch videos of the machine were played to give an insight into the highly sophisticated capabilities of these cutting edge, top of the line machines.
Dr Karthik Rishi, Master of Ceremonies then invited Chief Guest Dr (Prof) M K Ramesh, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, RGUHS to address the gathering. Dr (Prof) M K Ramesh praised SSCHRC for becoming one of the leading cancer centres in the state within a short span of 10 years. He also lauded the foundation's efforts in making state of the art, corporate standard, comprehensive cancer care accessible and affordable to all members of the society.
The event was concluded with Dr Giri G V thanking the guests and the audience for gracing the occasion and for their unstinted support towards SSCF's activities.