Insurance company AIA Philippines has partnered with The Medical City (TMC) through its Cancer Institute and corporate foundation, Akbay Ginhawa Foundation, Inc., to make cancer care services more accessible and affordable for Filipinos. AIA welcomes the partnership as it is integral to its “Healthier, Longer, and Better Lives” campaign, which aims to provide breast cancer services to targeted communities.
The newly launched program of the Augusto P. Sarmiento Cancer Institute (APSCI) called “SCREen And Prevent Cancer” (SCRAP) aims to give patients access to necessary cancer care prevention, screening, early diagnosis, treatment, and end-to-end patient navigation. The partnership also aims to provide services in the diagnosis, surgical procedures, treatment procedures, as well as supplies and medicines needed by patients diagnosed through the program.
One of the major projects under the SCRAP Cancer program is the PINK Bus, a vehicle furnished with complete screening equipment, technology, and manpower that will focus on the screening of breast and cervical cancer, the first and third most common cancers among TMC-APSCI patients. TMC-APSCI also aims to offer free mammograms and consultations to women aged 50-69 years under its Community Outreach Screening Program.
(Source: The Philippine Daily Inquirer)