Tata Trusts, the philanthropic arm of India’s leading business conglomerate with over US$ 103 Bn in revenues is also one of the oldest grant bestowing foundations. The Trust has developed and used endowments to sustain mission-driven institutions that influence positive change in society.
A large number of patients from Northeast India travel to Mumbai, Chennai, and Vellore seeking treatment for cancer due to non-availability of a comprehensive cancer hospital in the northeastern states. Patients from the north east form approximately 30% of the volumes at leading hospitals in Tamil Nadu and CMC, Vellore.
To address this scenario, the Chief Minister of Assam, requested that Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), a government of India undertaking, to take over the Dr. B Barooah Cancer Center (BBCI). Tata Trusts appointed Camomile to evaluate BBCI and recommend the interventions required to transform the hospital to a comprehensive cancer care center and to estimate the financial outlay.
Camomile formed a multi-functional team consisting of leading healthcare consultants, medical equipment specialists and others to evaluate the hospital. The following were the key activities undertaken,
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