12 May, 2023

Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Hemant Soren, inaugurates Ranchi Cancer Hospital & Research Centre set up by Tata Trusts

  • The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment technology for cancer care
  • Facilities to benefit over 5000 cancer patients and families in the region annually.

Ranchi, May 12, 2023: The Ranchi Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (RCHRC), set up by Tata Trusts, was today inaugurated by Shri Hemant Soren, Chief Minister, Government of Jharkhand, in the presence of Shri Banna Gupta, Health Minister, Government of Jharkhand; Mr. Noel Tata, Trustee, Tata Trusts, and Vice Chairman, Tata Steel; Mr. Siddharth Sharma, CEO, Tata Trusts; Mr. T. V. Narendran, MD & CEO, Tata Steel, and other senior representatives of Tata Trusts and Tata Steel along with officers of the Government of Jharkhand. The hospital will be operated under the aegis of the Tata Cancer Care Foundation (TCCF) which also operates a hospital at Tirupati and an onco-pathology lab in Mumbai.

The core aim of the Tata Trusts’ Distributed Cancer Care Model, being implemented through TCCF, is to make world-class cancer treatment accessible and affordable to patients. Tata Trusts has, since 2017, been developing and augmenting cancer facilities across six states - Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.

RCHRC employs state-of-the-art technologies, a well-equipped laboratory and diagnostics equipment including high-end CT and MRI Scanners, Digital Mammography machines as well as advanced Linear Accelerator and Brachytherapy machines to administer Radiotherapy. A trained team of medical experts has been inducted to deploy the services. RCHRC will provide access to 82 beds for patients in and around the state.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Noel Tata, stated, “Tata Trusts is working towards providing holistic care -- beginning before the diagnosis of the disease through to treatment. With this aim in mind, our teams have been working with the National Health Mission to build awareness, and also screen for early detection of cancer. With support from our committed healthcare teams, we work towards ensuring that probable cases of cancer identified during screenings are followed through for diagnosis, treatment, and post-recovery monitoring, thus ensuring continuity of care. Our aim is to help ease the region’s cancer burden and reverse the ratio of late diagnosis.”

A number of organisations including Tata Steel, Tata Capital, Voltas, Tata Communications and Exim Bank have collaborated with Tata Trusts in the setting up of the RCHRC. Pfizer has contributed towards outreach activities of Tata Cancer Care Foundation.


Since its inception in 1892, Tata Trusts, India’s oldest philanthropic organisation, has played a pioneering role in bringing about an enduring difference in the lives of the communities it serves. Guided by the principles and the vision of proactive philanthropy of the Founder, Jamsetji Tata, the Trusts’ purpose is to catalyse development in the areas of health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihood, digital transformation, migration and urban habitat, social justice and inclusion, environment and energy, skill development, sports, and arts and culture. The Trusts’ programmes, achieved through direct implementation, partnerships and grant-making, are marked by innovations relevant to the country.

The Tata Cancer Care Foundation (formerly known as Alamelu Charitable Foundation) has been set-up by Tata Trusts to make cancer care in India more easily accessible and affordable. Tata Cancer Care Foundation is implementing the four pillars of the ‘Distributed Cancer Care Model’ evolved by Tata Trusts for ensuring access of quality and affordable care to cancer patients and their families closer to their homes. The organization has since 2017, developed and is developing and augmenting more than 20 facilities in six states- Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka — through collaborations with state governments and like-minded organisations. The organisation is also committed to down-staging the disease by helping in detecting it early and reducing the cancer burden by focusing on awareness, screening and improving the quality of life of cancer patients and their families.