Narayana Health, recently renamed as the Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, has announced its plans to launch a cancer institute in its premise in Howrah
Narayana Health, now renamed as the Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, has announced its plans to launch a cancer institute in its premise in Howrah. Dr Devi Shetty, founder of the hospital chain confirmed this news to PTI.
The multi-disciplinary hospital in Howrah, which is accessible to residents in the twin cities including Kolkata, will reportedly have 240 beds, of which 100 beds have been reserved exclusively for cancer patients. It is deemed to be a Centre of Excellency for oncology in Eastern India, Narayana Health Zonal Director (East) Deepak Venugopalan impled during the launch.
A team of about 90 doctors would take care of the entire operation in the hospital, while 75 other consultants would handle the OPD, they said.
“Conveniently situated for people of the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, this hospital is set to be a centre of excellence for Oncology in Eastern India,” The Narayana Health, which took over the Westbank Health and Wellness Institute in Howrah in December last, renamed it as Narayana Superspeciality Hospital to set up a Centre of Excellence in Cancer Care.
“A number of departments in oncology including oncoplastic breast surgery, gynaecology-oncology, haemato-oncology, head-neck surgery, paediatric oncology and pain and palliation oncology have been set up at the institute for the treatment of cancer which calls for multi-disciplinary approach,” Venugopalan said.
Consultant Radiation Oncologist of the hospital Dr Suman Mallik said, “Our utmost importance in cancer treatment is awareness and early detection.”