Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, Deputy Director Tata Memorial
Hospital, Mumbai said, "The initiative of marking a movie on the struggles
& hope of a Laryngetomy cancer patient by Windows production and the collaboration of Narayana Superspeciality Hospital will go a long way in
raising the awareness of the ills of tobacco and also strengthen our cause of
fighting against Tobacco. We are happy that so many cancer survivors have come
for the special screening, which will instill new hope in their life."
On 12th May 2019 Narayana Superspeciality Hospital,
Howrah planned a special screening of the Bengali Movie 'Kontho' for Cancer
Survivors and declared the launch of Laryngectomy Club at INOX, Metropolis,
The screening was headed by a special interaction
with Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, Head Neck Cancer Surgeon and Deputy Director, Tata
Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Dr. Sourav Datta, Consultant Head and Neck Onco
Surgery, NSH Howrah; Dr. Harsh Dhar, Consultant Head and Neck Onco Surgery, NSH
Howrah; Dr. Ashok Kumar Das, HOD, Head and Neck Onco Surgery, B Barooah Cancer
Institute, Guwahati along with Mr. Shiboprasad Mukherjee, Mrs. Nandita Roy, the
directors duo and the movie star cast of Paoli Dam and Jaya Ahsan of Kontho.
Mr. R. Venkatesh, Regional Director, Narayana Health (East) and Mr. Subhasis
Bhattacharya, Facility Director, NH Howrah were also present to address the
NSH, Howrah is a tertiary care hospital for Oncology
(Cancer) in east and was involved with the movie for complete supervision concerning
the clinical aspect of the treatment, which has been beautifully portrayed in
The film 'Kantho' is a joint venture of Shiboprosad
Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, inspired by the life of Bibhuti Chakraborty, who
survived Laryngectomy cancer. Based on his survival, who not only defeats
death but also starts new life almost immediately changed his fate.
Dr. Harsh Dhar, Consultant Head & Onco Surgery,
NSH Howrah said, "Cancer caused for tobacco has taken a toll on many patients
and they are still struggling to find their footing. With the Launch of
Laryngectomy club we hope to help the patients find hope and give them a new
voice to live a normal life. In the club, patients will be helping patients
along with experts specialized in the treatment of Laryngectomy patients. The
service can be availed by all on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month to
regain their ability to speak".