The Cancer and Allied Ailments Research (CARE) Foundation is a non-profitable charity organization initiated by the Calicut City Service Co-operative Bank in 2011.
It has been registered under the Kerala Societies Registration Act of 1860, which has been approved by the Income Tax department, and hence donations for CARE Foundation are exempted from income tax. The charitable society comprises 15 professionals from various walks of life and two government nominees.
The Foundation was started with a noble cause of eliminating cancer. In 2014, the Government of Kerala has given a special permission to Calicut City Service Cooperative Bank to release a loan of Rs 350 crore to CARE Foundation to start work on a world-class cancer hospital at Choloor, Velallasseri, Kozhikode. Subsequently,
the foundation stone for MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute (MVRCCRI) was laid by the then Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy, on November 13, 2015.
MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute (MVRCCRI), an initiative of Cancer and Allied Ailments Research (CARE) Foundation, has been set up with a built up area of 6
lakh square feet in a 15.5 acre campus at an investment of Rs 350 crore.
MVRCCRI has been named after the late CMP leader Shri MV Raghavan in recognition to his contribution to the cooperative sector in the state of Kerala.
The facility is aimed at providing advanced cancer treatment facility at an affordable cost. The facility will provide free treatment for 30% of the people.
MVRCCRI will have 30 cancer-related departments to provide organ-based cancer treatment to patients at a 300-bed facility. The main divisions for treatment include
medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. The centre will also have advanced machine including the LINAC (linear accelerator
with accurate measurement of dose delivery), PET/CT scan machines, and advanced ultrasound scanning machine. Digital mammography with tomosynthesis, which allows for more accurate detection of breast cancer will also be available. Another facility that will be available at the hospital is robotic surgery.
The hospital plans to introduce latest treatment methods adopted for cancer, establish molecular diagnostic systems and rope in the best research teams available in the country. It will also initiate research on the possibility of including Ayurveda in cancer treatment along with modern medical facilities. It has already initiated the processes for tie-ups with world-renowned research institutes across the world.
MVR Cancer Centre & Research Institute
CP 13/516 B, C, Vellalasseri REC(via)
Poolacode, Kozhikode, Kerala, India – 673 601.