Bhandari Group to set up cancer hospital in City
THE BHANDARI Group of Hospitals will set up a cancer hospital of international standard in association with its medical college at the Sri Aurobindo Medical College premises soon.india Updated: Feb 21, 2006 00:32 IST
THE BHANDARI Group of Hospitals will set up a cancer hospital of international standard in association with its medical college at the Sri Aurobindo Medical College premises soon.
Addressing a press conference here today, group chairman Dr Vinod Bhandari said that the objective of this project is to save the hardships of cancer patients who are referred to other cities for treatment.
According to Dr Bhandari, the cancer hospital will be the first one to be established by a private medical college without any financial aid or grant.
A memorandum has been signed between M/s Rontgen Oncologic Solutions Private Limited and Bhandari Hospital and Research Centre Private Ltd for making available the latest technology and expertise for the project. The hospital will have equipments like CT scan simulator, linear accelerator for radiotherapy, Brachitherapy unit, computerised treatment planning etc.
The machines available here will not damage the areas surrounding the cancer-affected portion of the body. The hospital will also have an ultra advanced operation theatre along with pathology and post cancer cosmetic correction facilities. The hospital will have psychology department, rehabilitation centre, breast prosthesis and post cancer counselling centre.
Dr Bhandari informed that the estimated cost of the project is Rs 15 crore and the unit would be functional by October 2006. The hospital would offer special packages for cancer surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy combined with tourist packages to attract foreign patients.
Rontgen Oncologic Solutions Private Ltd chairman Dr S Hukku informed that most of the cancer centres do not have latest equipments. This hospital would have the latest equipments with cost effective treatment for all the sections of society, he added. Dr M S Gujral said that one third of the cancers are completely curable in the present times.
It only requires the proper techniques and medical team. He further mentioned that the hospital would later introduce a postgraduate medical course also in the City. Cancer surgeon Dr Virendra Bhandari and technical expert S L Kapoor were also present in the conference.