New Delhi: The Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, Whitefield has launched an oncology department in its premises to provide quality diagnosis and care to cancer patients.
In the inauguration ceremony of the department, Shri N Santosh Hegde, Former Supreme Court Judge and Lokayukta of State of Karnataka, and Dr Sharat Damodar, Clinical Director – Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center and Sr. Consultant Hematologist & Head – Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Narayana Health City were present for the occasion.
The department is all set to offer Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Haematological facilities for all types of cancer. The special wing will have specialist doctors for Medical Oncology, Musculo Skeletal Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Onco- Gynaecology, Oncology Breast & Oncoplastic and Oncology- Head & Neck Surgery.
The Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, Whitefield would offer world-class infrastructure and a multi-disciplinary team which will be capable to treat any kind of emergencies like cardiac, neuro or any other speciality. The healthcentre has expertise in handling medical emergencies with specialist doctors and staff empanelled, who are available 24X7 and throughout the year. The hospital also has a fully equipped ICU and ER, making it one of the preferred territory care hospital in the area.
The cancer screening package and free mobile mammogram campaign were also launched in the ceremony. The free mammogram will help women residents in the area to check for breast cancer. The free screening will be held in the hospital premises from 11th January to 12th January 2019.
Dr Sharat Damodar, Clinical Director – Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center and Sr. Consultant Hematologist & Head – Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Narayana Health City informed IANS, “Apart from timely diagnosis, cancer care in India is mired with accessibility. With our newly launched department, we hope to bridge this gap and provide easy access to comprehensive quality cancer care to the residents in the peripheral areas of the city.”
“The department is also equipped with a tumour board wherein doctors of different specialities come together and identify the best possible treatment plan for each individual patient. The facility helps to provide patients with holistic care as well as a better treatment outcome,” Dr Sharat further added.
According to research , India has over 2 million people who are living with cancer and majority do not have access to proper diagnosis and care. As per the WHO’s Cancer Report, in India, while lung, oral, lip, throat and neck cancers are the most common among men, women suffer more from cervix, breast and ovarian cancers. In the elderly, the most commonly occurring cancers are kidney, intestine and prostate cancer.