AHRCC is committed to excellence in patient care, create talent pool in cancer care for the state, decentralisecertain aspects of treatment in the form of task shifting the chemotherapy administration & palliative care todistrict level, and create awareness in cancer prevention & early detection. Last year has been quite productive & inaway a watershed in the history of AHRCC.
This Regional Cancer Centre is governed by a Governing Body under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Orissa as per the rules and regulations of the Government of Orissa and its own Bye-laws. There is an Executive Committee chaired by the Secretary to Govt. of Orissa, Department of Health & FW to supervise the affairs of the society, issue directions and empower the Director as they deem proper to attain the over all objectives subject to the guidelines issued by the Governing Body. Besides, various Sub-committees are constituted as per the approval of the Governing.
The Tumour board of this institute is being held everyday just after the OPD-hour. Each cancer case is discussed in the board and treatment protocol is decided. A Medical Referral Committee consisting of the tumour board and two other members like the Superintendent and the HoD, Dept. of Surgery, SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack decide about the outside state referral of the cancer cases. Many poor patients have been benefitted by way of getting relief from different sources such as Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, recently introduced Health Minister’s cancer patient fund and RAN scheme of the Govt.of India etc. Poor patients, BPL card holders and their families are treated free of cost.
The post-graduate course leading to MD (Radiotherapy) was continuing here since 1973, the 1st batch of which had successfully completed the course in 1975. There is a Library for the PG- students and the staff of this centre with about 260 books & 150 journals under the charge of a senior medical officer of this Institute.