South Indian Bank assists Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Thiruvananthapuram to subsidize cancer treatment


The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Thiruvananthapuram, established in 1981 by the Government of Kerala and Government of India, is a comprehensive cancer centre catering to the population of the State of Kerala and the adjoining parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

The Regional Cancer Centre undertakes basic, translational and clinical research and disseminates the knowledge.

As cancer treatment is expensive, RCC has started  a scheme known as Cancer Care for Life Scheme to provide advanced cancer treatment free of cost to all those who join the scheme up to a prescribed limit.

South Indian Bank has earmarked Rs50 lacs for subsidizing the Cancer Care for Life Scheme. This is in line with the banks CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) objectives.

The scheme was inaugurated in Thiruvananthapuram, by Minister for Finance K.M. Mani inaugurated the ‘Cancer care for life enrolment’ programme through South Indian Bank branches. Cine actor Innocent launched the scheme at the function in which Salim Gangadharan, Regional Director, Reserve Bank, and Thomas Jacob, Director, South Indian Bank.

A one-time payment of Rs 500 will enable treatment benefit of Rs 50,000 from the Regional Cancer Centre here. Membership schemes are available up to Rs 10,000 for individual and family for treatment care of up to Rs 5 lakh.

South Indian Bank has a network of 750 branches and 800 own ATM’s.  SIB is one  of the earliest banks in South India,  and   came into being during the Swadeshi movement.

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