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Fortis Hospital organizes bike rally to raise awareness on cancer The rally was flagged-off from recently launched Fortis Cancer Institute at Defence Colony

Date : June 27, 2022

New Delhi, 27 June 2022:In an endeavour to create awareness around cancer, Fortis Memorial Research Institute on Sunday flagged off a bike rally from Fortis Cancer Institute in Defence Colony at 6.30 am.  Over 70 enthusiastic Harley Davidson Riders group, Delhi Chapter participated in this rally aimed to educate the public about cancer and to celebrate the launch of Fortis Cancer Institute in Defence Colony. The rally started from Fortis Cancer Institute at Defence Colony and ended at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, covering a distance of 29 kms.

Mahipal Singh Bhanot, Facility Director, Fortis Memorial Research Institutesaid, “Cancer awareness is the key to early detection and better health-seeking behavior. The aim behind the bike rally was to raise awareness about cancer and also to celebrate the launch of our cancer institute. The newly launched institute will cater to customized treatment for cancer patients, along with yoga for mind and body healing. Cancer is quite common in both developing as well as developed countries, but awareness is yet poor among the general population.thus, the bike rally from Defence Colony to Gurugram and the cancer institute launch aremanifestations of our commitment to fight the deadly disease and living healthier and being stronger.”

Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally. India had 1.01 million new cancer cases and 0.68 million cancer deaths in the year 2012. The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades and it is the second leading cause of death globally. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use.

Fortis Healthcare Ltd., one of India’s largest integrated and trusted multi-speciality chain of hospitals, recently launched the state-of-the-art patient-centric - Fortis Cancer Institute at Defence Colony, New Delhi.\

About Fortis Healthcare Limited 

Fortis Healthcare Limited – an IHH Healthcare Berhad Company – is a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India. It is one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country with 27 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), 4100 operational beds and over 419 diagnostics centres (including JVs). Fortis is present in India, United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Sri Lanka. The Company is listed on the BSE Ltd and National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India. It draws strength from its partnership with global major and parent company, IHH, to build upon its culture of world-class patient care and superlative clinical excellence. Fortis employs 23,000 people (including SRL) who share its vision of becoming the world’s most trusted healthcare network. Fortis offers a full spectrum of integrated healthcare services ranging from clinics to quaternary care facilities and a wide range of ancillary services.

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