Whilst cancer treatment and other advanced medical services are available in nearby regional centres such as Thrissur and Palakkad, OWT realized that an early cancer detection centre will prove to be a powerful weapon in battling the dreaded disease.Treatment of various diseases including early detection of cancer.The clinic also has a doctor who prescribes the Ayurvedic system of holistic care.
OWT has recently embarked on a 3-year programme, holding awareness and screening camps in the districts of Palakkad and Thrissur. The Jamshedji Tata Trust has generously come forward to support this programme.

The 4-Tier Programme Consists of the following:

  • A capacity-building programme for health workers and the Panchayat/Municipality officials.
  • To spread awareness through advertisements in brochures, and through house visits-mainly by health workers such as ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists-community health workers under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare).
  • To ensure participation of the targeted population in the Community Education Programme and later in the Cancer Screening Camp.
  • To conduct a thorough follow-up of the patients after the screening camp at OWT Diagnostics.
In the past 18 months (until Sept 2012), 46 awareness camps and 16 screening camps were conducted and lab tests, mammograms and ultrasound facilities are provided free of cost to those who need it or to those identified as requiring them. For these tests, OWT uses the services of a qualified radiologist. The programme is running successfully on account of the collaborative efforts of the members of OWT, local government bodies, government hospitals and the ASHA workers.