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Lanka IOC contributes to cancer treatment

Dr Wasantha Dissanyake, Director Apeksha Hospital receiving the medicines from Manoj Gupta, MD, Lanka IOC.
Dr Wasantha Dissanyake, Director Apeksha Hospital receiving the medicines from Manoj Gupta, MD, Lanka IOC.

Cancer is a leading cause of mortality in Sri Lanka. Lanka IOC has contributed medicines for the treatment of cancer patients in Apeksha Hospital.

The hospital has the capacity of treating 1050 inpatients. The hospital also deals with 700 outpatients. There are over 60 operations per day with over 200 radiation and chemotherapy sessions.

Dr Wasantha Dissanyake, Director Apeksha Hospital highlighted the sharp increase in the number of the new cases reported during the recent years. On average 25,000 new cancer patients reports for treatment at the hospital every year. He said, “Owing to the high incidence of oral cancer in our country, the economic costs associated with these diseases are enormous, resulting in negative impacts on both the healthcare systems and individual families.”

Dr Dissanyake, appreciated the efforts of Lanka IOC for the support and concern for the wellbeing and Manoj Gupta, MD, Lanka IOC assured the hospital authorities of their continued regular assistance to the best possible extent for the noble cause. Lanka IOC is engaged in various CSR projects such as the renovation of hospitals, free health screening camps, providing English education were carried out in the recent times to empower and enhance the lives of the underprivileged community.

Environment protection is another such key area where Lanka IOC is taking steps for the sustainability development and in this regard tree plantations and beach, cleaning programs are regularly being undertaken by the company.


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