NEW DELHI: Max Healthcare forayed into the standalone oncology care segment by launching the country’s first daycare chemotherapy centre.
The healthcare major has opened the first centre at Lajpat Nagar here and plans to open more of such facilities after gauging the response for the just opened daycare centre.
The new clinical model, Max Institute of Cancer Care-Daycare offers an ‘un-hospital’ like architecture and environment to the cancer patients.
“The setup has been created keeping in mind the changing models of hospitals and the growing global trend of setting-up standalone facilities that do not require a traditional hospital-like set-up,” Max Healthcare MD and CEO Rajit Mehta said in a statement.
The standalone chemotherapy centre will be spear headed by renowned physician Pramod Kumar Julka along with a 22 member team, he said, adding that “we plan to launch similar centres in the coming years.”
Harit Chaturvedi, Chairman – Max Institute of Oncology, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket “I am confident that patient recovery will immensely benefit from the centre’s exclusivity and its aesthetic setup,” he added.
Max Healthcare has 14 facilities in North India, offering services in over 30 medical disciplines.