Karkinos Healthcare and Geri Care join hands towards comprehensive cancer care services in Chennai
Chennai, December 20, 2022: Karkinos Healthcare and Geri Care announced their partnership to bring Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and comprehensive Cancer Care solutions under one roof, to better serve the society at large.
Karkinos Healthcare, is a purpose-driven technology-led oncology platform with an end-to-end patient navigation support, headquartered in Mumbai, India.
Geri Care, is a pioneer Geriatric Care chain, Head quartered in Chennai, India which caters exclusively for senior citizens, providing lifecycle care through its neighbourhood Geriatric Clinics, Assisted Living, Home Visit Programs, and its own multi-specialty hospital.
Speaking on the partnership, Dr. LakshmiPathy Ramesh, Founder & CEO, Geri Care said, “We are pleased to partner with Karkinos Healthcare as our diagnostics partner in India, for all oncology diagnostic tests that was not conducted in our own facilities thus far. We recognize the necessary skills, capabilities, and expertise that Karkinos Healthcare brings in the onco-care ecosystem, especially in the domain of molecular laboratory and next-gen cancer care solutions.”
Dr. Rejiv Rajendranath, MD DM DNB, Clinical Lead, Geriatric Oncology Services, Geri Care Hospital added, “We understand and support the importance of early, preventive cancer screening amongst senior citizens, who are among the vulnerable segment of our society. We expect our partnership with Karkinos Healthcare will enhance the process and access to world-class cancer treatment at affordable cost. We also plan to expand the service to underprivileged senior citizens from our neighborhood. We are hopeful that this step helps in early detection and improve cure ratios of Cancer cases of Tamil Nadu and makes it a state with better wellness quotient.”
“We are glad to announce our alliance with Geri Care, with its senior-citizen centric set up offering the entire range of Geriatric Healthcare services, a first in the country. This is an important partnership that will allow us an opportunity to work with a pool of well-qualified healthcare professionals and oncologists of various disciplines who are experienced in geriatric care treatment and patient care. We seek to provide support and enable community-centric healthcare camps with respect to NCD. The prime focus of Karkinos Healthcare is to create awareness and provide platform for the early detection of cancer in the country. We see this as the first phase of a long and wide-ranging partnership to transform the onco-care ecosystem in the region and beyond,” – says R. Venkataramanan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Karkinos Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
This strategic partnership will lay the groundwork for systematic screening for common cancers in Chennai, with an end-to-end patient navigation support, access to Virtual Tumor Board (VTB) advisory services, opportunity to consult national and international oncology experts of eminence, eventually leading to nextgene sequencing and predictive analytics, which Karkinos Healthcare stands distinguished for.
Karkinos is pioneering the Distributed Cancer Care Network model in India addressing clinical needs of cancer patients, with a focus on early detection of cancer. The company works with multiple healthcare institutions and professionals in the oncology ecosystem, successfully bringing care closer to patients backed by a robust technology platform. Karkinos already offers its services in the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur, Delhi NCR and now Tamil Nadu, and is planning to ramp up its operations across India.
The company is a member of National Cancer Grid, a group of 260+ cancer focused institutions. Karkinos Healthcare has partnered leading Indian institutions namely IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), and IIT Madras, to promote next generation research in cancer.
About Geri Care
Geri Care was Founded by eminent Geriatricians in India, backed by Top Doctors, with a mission to provide, educate and mainstream Geriatric Care in India’s Health care system. India’s 14 Crore elders >65 years (Est 5.3% of India Population) need a ‘Elder specific’ suite of health care service that eliminates the deficiencies in the existing fragmented system.
Geri Care is a pioneer -the first from the Private Sector – to set up an exclusive hospital in India, catering exclusively to the special needs of the elderly. Geri Care services are built on global standards, serving the elderly with utmost respect and compassion from its Geriatric Clinics, Home Visits & Home Care Programs, Assisted Living (Rehab centres with Medical & Nursing facilities.)
Geri Care Geriatric hospitals have operation theatres to handle critical cases along with treatment facilities for NCDs, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, and other diseases. Geri Care has over 150 well-trained geriatric care nurses whose services can be availed for various cancer screening camps. Geri Care is expanding its hospital footprint by another 150 beds in the near term. For more about us please Visit: https://www.gericare.in
About Karkinos Healthcare
Karkinos Healthcare is a technology driven oncology focused managed health care platform for early detection and diagnosis of common cancers. The organisation espouses use of a distributed cancer care network, while working with network of healthcare institutions and domain experts within the ecosystem, with an aim to provide comprehensive cancer care closer to individuals’ home.
Tata Group, Reliance Industries, Mayo Clinic, and Rakuten Medical Inc. are among the world’s leading organizations that have invested in Karkinos Healthcare. The company has also partnered with Tata Memorial Hospital, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (UK), and has inked several research collaborations with leading academic institutions in the United States to stay on the cutting edge of oncology treatment and care. To learn more, visit https://www.karkinos.in/about–us/
Cancer incidences in Tamil Nadu
The state of Tamil Nadu has been witnessing a gradual increase in cancer cases along with the rest of the country. Delayed diagnosis and late start of treatment is often the cause of this endemic. Less than onethird of cases are detected in the first and second stages. Compared to 53,022 cancer cases in 2012, Tamil Nadu saw a sharp increase in the new cases registered with a total 81,814 cancer cases in 2021, as per a state government report shared earlier this year. Among women, breast cancer is prevalent in the state with an incidence rate of 25.5 per 1,00,000 women, as per Tamil Nadu Cancer Registry Project Report 2021.
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