News and Events
Inauguration of Blue Star Water Cooler donated by Inner Wheel Club of Kolkata Disha (9.10.2020)
Inauguration of RT PCR Laboratory (17.09.2020)
Inauguration of Dry Bath, RT-PCR Laboratory Equipment donated by Inner Wheel Club of Kolkata Greens (19.10.2020)
Inauguration of Two Fowlers Bed & RT-PCR Laboratory Equipment (-20O Freezer) donated by Ms. Sankari Nag (17.09.2020)
Inauguration of RT-PCR Laboratory Equipment- ‘Rocking Platform’(14.09. 2020)
Inaugurations: OPD Inauguration by Indian Oil Petronas Pvt. Ltd. (09.01.2020)
Founder’s Day (5th December 2020)
Founder’s day was observed on 5th December, 2020, the 91st Birth anniversary of our Founder Dr Saroj Gupta. Blood Donation Camp was organised in the morning where members of the Management and many staff donated blood. Dr Biman Chakraborty (HOD Gynae Oncology, MRCOG, FRCOG) was awarded the “Dr Saroj Gupta Life Time Achievement Award ” in recognition of his dedicated service to this Institute. This is the first time the Institute has introduced this Award.
Children’s Day Celebration (14.11.2020)
The Hospital has been celebrating Children’s Day in a big way since 2002 to bring back smiles on the faces of children suffering from cancer. On 14th November, 2020 for the19th consecutive year, we have celebrated Children’s day with Rotary Club Dist 3291 on the 1st floor of the Child Care Centre. Eminent Bengali Singer & Actor Sri Arindam Ganguly, the Chief Guest for the day captivated the children with his performance. Members of Rotary Clubs & many individuals made personal donations to the Institute.
International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) 2020 (7.11. 2020)
International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) was introduced by the International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP) on the Birthday of 20th Century great scientist & physicist Marie Skłodowska Curie.
In recognition of her major contribution towards medical field as a Physicist, the Department of Radiation Oncology & Physicist, celebrated her birthday on 7th November 2020 to create a public awareness about the noble profession and contribution in Diagnostics Radiology, Radiation Therapy & Radiation Safety.
Dr. Gautam Bhattacharjee, HOD gave an introductory speech followed by a PowerPoint presentation on “Radiotherapy Journey from Conventional to Unconventional (EBRT)” by, Mr. A. David Perianayagam, Chief Medical Physicist & RSO.
Project ‘Gold Light up’ at SGCCRI by CanKids (28.09.2020)
‘Gold’ has been selected as the color of Childhood Cancer. The colour embodies strength, courage and resilience of all the children diagnosed with cancer and their families. In recognition of the children fighting child hood cancers CanKids KidsCan organized a programme in the SGCCRI Child Care Centre on September 28, 2020 as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The children along with their care givers participated with Gold Ribbons in recognition of their strength to fight Cancer. The Child Care Centre was illuminated with Golden coloured lights creating a very special ambience against the night sky.
Independence Day (15th August 2020)
Independence Day was celebrated like every year with Flag hoisting. Members of Management, Staff and patient-relatives were present there to pay tribute to our Freedom fighters.
Tree plantation by ‘Rotary Club of Calcutta Charnock City’ (14.08.2020) & Rotary Club of Joka (15.08.2020)
Due to the cyclone ‘Amphan’ a huge number of trees were uprooted at SGCCRI and it caused severe damage to its natural ambience. To replenish the green cover of SGCCRI two Rotary Clubs of Dist 3291- the Rotary Club of Calcutta Charnock City & Rotary Club of Joka came forward and hosted a sapling plantation project.
In House Blood Donation Camps in support of Patients at our Hospital on 14.06.2020, 16.06.2020 & 01.07.2020
To meet the acute shortage of Blood for our In-patients, SGCCRI Blood Bank organized in-house Blood Donation Camps in its own- premises. Many of our staff came forward to donate “the gift of life” (Blood) for the Paediatric & adult patients admitted in this Institute.
On Doctor’s Day, 1st of July 2020, Rotary International Dist 3291 responding to the call for ‘Blood Donation’ organized a very successful Blood Donation Camp in SGCCRI premises with active participation from its members along with RI Dist Governor Rtn Sudip Mukherjee.
A total number of 30 units of blood were collected from this camp.
10th Anniversary of Dr. Saroj Gupta (21st May, 2020)
10th Anniversary of our Founder Dr Saroj Gupta was observed on 21st May, 2020, although the spirit was dampened by the super cyclone (Amphan) the day before, which had caused severe damages to our civil structures and large number of trees in our campus.
Blood Donation for patients in Lockdown Period (02.04.2020)
Amidst the COVID Lockdown from March onwards there was a huge shortage of Blood at all Blood Banks in the city including our hospital, affecting the safety of the patients especially the children. A group of individuals who work with ‘Project Life Force’ with Mobile Van came forward in response to our distress call on the Social Media. Many individuals including our own Staff also came forward to help our patients by donating blood
11th East Zonal Oncology Symposium (EZOS) 2020 (22nd February, 2020)
In pursuit of academic excellence, like every year, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute (SGCCRI) hosted the “11th East Zonal Oncology CME (EZOCME)” under the aegis of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO) and Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) – WB Chapter, on 22nd February 2020, at the Institute’s auditorium. The theme of this year’s symposium was “Clinical and Molecular Advances in Breast Cancer”. The conference focused on the promising areas of clinical as well as basic research in the field of breast cancer, and brought together researchers and clinicians in this field to foster exchange of ideas and establishes collaborations. A large number of reputed scientists and clinicians from various organizations in India and abroad shared their knowledge in the field of Breast cancer. Of note, Dr. Kabir Mody from Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, USA and Prof Partha P Majumder from National Institute for Bio-Medical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani, West Bengal, delivered the prestigious “Dr Saroj Gupta Oration” and “Mr. Henry Shaw Oration”, respectively. Dr Sagar Sengupta from National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, also graced the conference as the national invitee. Other invitees from various organizations in and around Kolkata also enlightened the conference with their vast knowledge and experience. Eminent clinicians and scientists of outstanding repute chaired various talks and discussions delivered.
Thirty-seven young researchers were selected for presenting their work in a poster format and displayed their novel findings in the clinical and basic cancer research; an expert panel of judges selected three participants for “best poster presentation award”. The conference also had award video session on ‘surgical updates in breast cancer’ as well as a well-executed quiz on oncology, led by Prof. Ramanuj Mukherjee, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata. ASI (WB) was represented by its President Prof (Dr) Bitan Chatterjee while IASO by its President Prof (Dr) Arnab Gupta (also the Organising Co-chairman). The conference also saw more than hundred participants from various institutes, university departments, and colleges from and around Kolkata. The organizing committee, comprising of Prof. (Dr) Biman Chakraborty, Head, Dept. of Gynaeoncology, SGCCRI, Anjan Gupta (Hony Secy, SGCCRI), Prof Susanta Roychoudhury, Dr Somsubhra Nath and others, put their enthusiasm, effort, and expertise toward this symposium. Together, this symposium came out as a grand success.
11th International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day (15.02.2020)
This year CanKids KidsCan an NGO celebrated International ‘Childhood Cancer Awareness Day’ with SGCCRI. They celebrated the day with child patients & their mothers in SGCCRI Child Care Centre. The highlights of the programme were drawing competition, Prize distribution, Cake cutting & Gift distribution for children. The programme aimed at building awareness to promote deeper understanding of the challenges faced by children and adolescents suffering from cancers along with their care givers.
World Cancer Awareness Day (4th February 2020)
Tuesday, 4th February 2020, World Cancer Awareness Day was celebrated in our Institute auditorium. The theme this year was interactive session with Survivors in the department of Haemato–Oncology and Paediatric Cancers. To encourage the patients and their families, the consultants of the department interacted with patients regarding strategies to combat cancer after discharge from the hospital. An interactive session followed regarding life style disorders, nutritional suggestions and FAQs on various types of cancers affecting children.
The session was followed by dance recitals of Ms Preeti Quiry & Ms Anjali Roy, both child survivors (amputee) of our Institute. A musical extravaganza presented by Ms Mekhla Dasgupta, eminent singer of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame was the special attraction.
Biswabhara Praan (6th January 2020)
To commemorate the 14th Anniversary of Guru Shri Govindam Kutty “Biswabhara Praan” was celebrated in our auditorium on 6th of January 2020. The programme was graced by Rev. Anish Skariah, Principal- St. Thomas Mar Thoma School, Dakshin Jagaddal as the Chief Guest, Dr. Mathew P. John, Hon. Secretary, Mr. Thomas John, C.E.O along with Ms. Mandar Mukherjee, of ‘Antara Psychiatric Centre’ Gobindopur. Mr Somnath Kutty of Kalamandalam, Classical dance performance was also present. The artists of Kalamandalam & the inmates of Antara Psychiatric Centre, Gobindopur enthralled the audience with their brilliant performance