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Narayana Health City sets ACT centre in collaboration with Indian Cancer Society

04 March 2022 | News

The clinic will cater to childhood cancer survivors

Narayana Health City in association with the Indian Cancer Society has set up a dedicated ACT (After Completion of Therapy) Clinic. Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder and Chairman of Narayana Health along with Dr Emmanuel Rupert (Managing director and Group CEO, Narayana Health), and Kanchan Banerjee, Hon Secretary of Indian Cancer Society today inaugurated the department. Dr Purna Kurkure (Chairman - Oncology collegium, Narayana Health), Dr Sunil Bhat (Clinical Director and Lead of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplants) and Dr Sharath Damodar (Clinical Director and Lead of Adult Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplants) and children who have fought cancer successfully were also present at the event. 


The clinic will help in addressing the problems of survivorship by ensuring regular follow-ups, both clinical as well as emotional. The department will offer psychological consultation, screening and even interventions. The clinic will also assist eligible pediatric cancer survivors with financial support for their late effects treatment.


ACT clinic at Narayana Health City will be equipped with a team of dedicated doctors from various specialities and paramedical staff such as psycho-oncologists, physiotherapists etc. The department will also act as a platform that will provide the survivor with access to support groups. The clinic will leverage the collaborations that the Indian Cancer Society has with vocational training centres and offer cancer survivors access to vocational training at subsidised prices.


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