Healthcare: A Commodity or Basic Human Need? Jan 27-29, 2017
Healthcare: A Commodity or Basic Human Need?
Tata Memorial Centre at Mumbai is the premier cancer centre in South Asia and one of the largest globally, with a distinguished history of contribution to healthcare, education and cutting edge research. It is in the midst of a momentous year – the 75th year of its existence. A series of meetings and conferences have been planned to commemorate the platinum jubilee year. The first of these conferences on “Challenging Dogma” was held in February 2016 which was received extremely well by the scientific community in India and abroad.
It now gives us great pleasure to invite you to the second conference in this series entitled “Healthcare: A Commodity or Basic Human Need?” on 27-29 January 2017.
Tata Memorial Hospital was inaugurated on 28th February 1941 by His Excellency Sir Roger Lumley, the then Governor of Mumbai. Declaring the centre open, he estimated with extraordinary prescience “…the hospital will become the spearhead of attack on cancer in this country, providing not only a center where specialized treatment can be given, but also one from which knowledge of new methods of treatment and diagnosis will go out to doctors and hospitals throughout the country...”
The past 75 years stand as glowing testimony to Sir Lumley’s prophecy. A recent peer group review of the hospital has accredited it as the premier comprehensive center in India
The Tata Memorial Hospital was commissioned by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust on 28 February 1941 as a center with enduring value and a mission for concern for the Indian people.
In 1952 the Indian Cancer Research Centre was established as a pioneer research institute for basic research - later called the Cancer Research Institute (CRI). In 1957 the Ministry of Health took over the Tata Memorial Hospital. The transfer of the administrative control of the Tata Memorial Centre (Tata Memorial Hospital & Cancer Research Institute) to the Department of Atomic Energy in