VS Hospitals conducts Walkathon to create awareness on cancer.
Chennai, February 4, 2020: VS Hospitals, which works with the motto of 'Care, Cure, Compassion',
conducted a Walkathon today to commemorate World Cancer Day-2020. VS Walkathon was an
initiative to raise awareness on cancer. Flagged off by Mr. Ampa Palaniappan, Managing Director,
Ampa Skywalk, it saw participation of people from various walks of life, representing different age
groups and professions.
The Walkathon started from VS Hospitals, Advanced Cancer Care, East Spurtank Road, Chetpet at,
passed through Casa Major Road, Tamil Salai and PT School, Egmore and concluded at VS Hospitals,
East Spurtank Road. The event served its purpose, as it actively created awareness on cancer
among people of the city. This is as part of many on-going initiatives by VS Hospitals towards
building a healthy society.
Prof Dr. S. Subramanian Chairman and Managing Director, VS Group of Hospitals, Dr. S. Sundar,
Senior Consultant Joint Replacement & Tumour Surgeon and Medical Director, VS Group of
Hospitals and Mr. Muthu Subramanian, Executive Director, VS Group of Hospitals participated in
this awareness walkathon.
In India, the estimated number of people living with cancer is around 2.25 million. Every year, over
11,57,294 lakh new cancer patients are registered, while cancer-related deaths stand at 7,84,821.
Mortality due to tobacco use in India is estimated at upwards of 3500 persons every day. Studies
show one woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India.
Prof Dr. S. Subramanian, Chairman & Managing Director, VS Group of Hospitals, said, "Though
cancer is a life threatening disease, it can be prevented with some changes in the lifestyle. Also,
cancer can be cured if it is detected at early stage."
He added: "With this Walkathon, we intended to create awareness on cancer and the myths
surrounding it. I am happy that the event saw huge participation and we were able to achieve our
On Sunday (February 2, 2020), VS Hospitals, in association with Naturals, conducted a hair donation
drive. Since hair loss is the most distressing and feared side effect of chemotherapy performed for
cancer patients, the initiative was aimed at collecting hair from volunteers.
VS Blood Bank also conducted a blood donation drive for cancer patients on
Sunday, as part of VS Hospitals' World Cancer Day-2020 events.
About VS Hospitals:
VS Group of Hospitals started as a mere 30 bedded nursing home in 2004 and has today
transformed into a 175 bedded tertiary care hospital spread over three units in Chennai – a trusted
healthcare provider for not only the people of Chennai but across the country and beyond.
Founded by India’s senior most medical oncologist Dr. S. Subramanian, VS started off as one of the
earliest providers of comprehensive cancer care in this part of the world. Over time, VS has
extended its offerings to include Orthopaedics, Neurosciences, Medical and Surgical
Gastroenterology, Hepato-Biliary, Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery,
Urology (including Transplant services), Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, General
Surgery, Gynaecological Surgery, Emergency Care and Critical Care.
Built on the tenets of patient centricity, VS offers an integrated healthcare delivery system that
provides a collaborative environment for highly skilled and continuously trained healthcare
professionals to utilize state of the art infrastructure, technology and equipment to deliver
affordable healthcare with utmost care and compassion. VS plays an active role in patient
education, preventive healthcare and patient support programs. VS endeavours to make the world
a happier, healthier place to live in. For more information visit www.vshospitals.com