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The Gujarat Cancer Society (GCS) was established in 1960 with donation of 5000 rupees as seed money collected from a charity cultural event organized by Inner Wheel Club of Ahmedabad (Rotary Club). The then Governor of Gujarat, H.E. Mehndi Nawab Jung suggested to utilize the donation money as seed value for establishing a cancer hospital in Ahmedabad under Gujarat Cancer Society. Later on with a donation of 55000 £ from Shri M P Shah, a philanthropist from London, and leasing of land from Govt. of Gujarat jointly germinated the seed into M. P. Shah Cancer hospital in the year 1962, which later metamorphosed over years and evolved into an institution of national and international repute as The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI). It is an exceptional and most successful example of Public Private Partnership (PPP) model depicting a symbiosis between State Government, Non-Government Organization – GCS.
Workload at GCRI:
GCRI have 660 beds dedicated for adult patients and 50 beds for pediatric cancer patients. It has heavy OPD load of approximately 30,000 (28000 Adult and 12000 pediatric) new cancer patients each year. In 2015, the institute has performed 15,22,521 Laboratory tests, 95,829 Histological examinations, 99,091 Imaging & Radiological investigations, 14,078 Major and Minor surgeries, 50,315 Chemotherapy Treatment, 21,118 Radiation Treatment.
G.C.R.I. is a Regional Cancer Centre located in Ahmedabad(Gujarat state) and one of the largest cancer care centers of the country with modern cancer facilities for diagnosis and treatment. It is an amalgamation of specialties in surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, preventive oncology, pediatric oncology, neuro-oncology, gynec-oncology, radio-diagnosis and nuclear medicine, palliative medicine, laboratory & transfusion medicine, pathology and microbiology. GCRI also provides other allied services like home hospice care, physiotherapy, stoma clinic, speech therapy, cancer health checkup, prosthesis and rehabilitation. It has a dedicated research wing which is exclusively involved in basic and clinical research, research training, teaching and interdisciplinary advanced diagnostic services for patient management. The institute has total 1200 permanent employees in categories of class I, II and III officers (nursing), class IV employees.
GCRI is equipped with the latest diagnostic and interventional equipment to achieve good quality patient care. The institute has ultra-modern 10 major operation theatres along with 4 minor operation theatres equipped with state of the art gadgets required for all the types of major and minor surgeries for cancer patients. The institute has a dedicated bone marrow transplantation unit as a part of medical oncology with experienced medical and paramedical team, clean room type environment and individual laminar bed for patients for post procedure care and management. The IVTC unit is equipped with various flexible fibre-optic video endoscopes, colposcopes, for upper GI and lower GI workup. The radio-diagnosis unit has spiral CT scan, MRI, PET scan, and Mammography machine. Radiotherapy department of GCRI is fully equipped with three 6MV Elekta linear accelerators, one Varian 6MV linear accelerator, one cobalt machine, with facilities for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), IGRT, stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and stereotactic radio-surgery (SRC), one contact therapy machine, one low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy unit, three microselectron high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy unit, two Elekta simulator machines, and one Siemens CT simulator machine. In addition, the institute has most recent technologies in pathology laboratory for cancer diagnosis. The department of laboratory medicine is accredited by NABL (ISO-15189, 2012) that ensures total quality management in laboratory.