Before starting the project activities, the project team visited the District Civil Hospital/ Women Hospital for analysing the gaps required for the set-up of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Day Care Centre and for performing cancer surgeries.
Gap analysis report duly signed by the Project PI and Officers who were present at the time of gap analysis is submitted to the State Health Office for bridging the gaps.
Gap Analysis report is helping in the procurement of equipment, consumables, and medicines.
Under this project, we have developed a training manuals for doctors and para medical staff on early detection, screening and prevention of common cancers
Leaflets on oral, breast and cervical cancer, tobacco awareness
Awareness videos on tobacco and cancer
Under this project we are organizing a one-day district level training program on “Early detection, screening and prevention of common cancers” for the medical officers and nurses of the project selected districts
Under this project we are organizing a hands-on training for the master trainers for strengthening their skills in Preventive Oncology, Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology.
All types of hands-on training are given in the Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.
Duration of hands-on training:
Preventive Oncology- 15 days
Medical Oncology- 1 month for the administration of cancer drugs (Given in rotation wise)
Surgical Oncology-3 months for performing cancer surgeries
Training conducted during the pandemic period:
During COVID-19 lockdown period, project team had conducted all trainings virtually.
The MCW is a group of 60 TMH trained cancer specialists, who are offering voluntary services in cancer screening and management of cancer patients at district civil hospitals.
Currently working at 23 districts and screened more than 30000 patients in last 5 years
Providing technical support to the Public Health Department of Maharashtra in tobacco advocacy at state level by providing drafts for issuing notifications or orders in public.