Government hospitals lack cancer treatment facility in Gurgaon
COVID19 has largely impacted how patients seek cancer care. The increase in the spread of the virus has made cancer patients apprehensive of visiting a healthcare centre and avail timely treatment.
On the occasion of World Cancer Day 2022, well-known Indian news publication ‘Hindustan Times’ discussed the lack of quality cancer care in Government hospitals in Delhi NCR.
Dr Mandeep Singh Malhotra, a leading oncologist at the CK Birla Hospital offers his opinion on the issue. He says, “According to a study, there has been a drop of nearly 54% new cancer patients between March-May 2020.” This highlights the fear and delay in seeking accurate cancer care by patients.