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NMH launches dedicated oncology department

11 January 2019 | News

The dedicated department will offer medical Oncology, surgical Oncology and haematological facilities for all types of cancer.

As per the research done by India Against Cancer, In India more than 2 million people are living with cancer and a majority of them do not have access to quality diagnosis and care. To bridge the accessibility gap, Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, Whitefield has launched a dedicated oncology department in its campus.

The department was inaugurated in the presence of 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.

Speaking about the facility, Dr. Sharat Damodar, Clinical Director – Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center and Sr. Consultant Hematologist & Head – Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Narayana Health City,  said, ‘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 tumor board wherein doctors of different specialties 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 better treatment outcome.” added Dr. Sharat

The dedicated department will 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. 

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