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Surgical Oncology Outreach Programme


The WHO in 1997 defined health sector reform as a sustained process of fundamental change in policy and institutional arrangement of the health sector usually guided by the Government but also through Public Private Partnerships and Joint Ventures. Recognizing the potential of the above recommendation, the Department of ENT ant the T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital and the Department of Surgical Oncology at the Prince Aly Khan Hospital decided to embark on a PPP model to enhance the existing surgical services for head and neck cancer patients.


Developing the department of ENT at the T.N. Medical College as a centre of excellence through training of staff and students, infrastructural upgrade, referral centre for Head and Neck Oncology Patients and adequate rehabilitation facilities.


The initiative has had multiple levels of impact. Creating a centre of excellence at a public hospital has widened the access for cancer treatment for patients from low socio-economic background. It has also contributed towards decentralization of Head and Neck Cancer Treatment and decreased the patient load in otherwise over burdened cancer hospital in the City.

About the Organisation

Established in 1945, the Prince Aly Khan Hospital is a 164-bed acute care, multi-specialty facility offering quality health care.

BYL Nair Ch. Hospital & T. N. Medical College provides extensive training courses in various medical and allied branches including super specialty courses. Fully supported by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, the hospital provides virtually free health care to people from all sections of the society.

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital was the first major referral hospital in Mumbai and caters to all trauma and patients from major highways.