26 November 2016
The comprehensive state-of-the-art facility brings the latest medical, surgical and radiation techonology for the detection and treatment of cancer
Pune: Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital (ABMH) today launched Pune’s most advanced comprehensive cancer care centre. The ABMH cancer care wing was inaugurated by the Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis; Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital; Mr. Kumar Managalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group and Mr. Ashwin Kothari, Trustee, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, said, “I congratulate Ms. Rajashree Birla for bringing this state-of-the-art facility which is helpful not only for early detection but cancer care as well. Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital has been a long standing partner to the city, bringing in much needed high quality healthcare services. They have created a benchmark in excellence of hospital care. In India, Maharashtra is the second highest cancer affected state. The motive behind setting up this facility is not for profit but philanthropy. The hospital’s commitment towards society and country is commendable.”
Endorsing the hospital’s ethos Hope, Heal, Health and Happiness, Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Foundation, said, “We have always kept patients at the forefront of all our initiatives at ABMH thereby providing a wholistic approach in patient care. Our key objective is to help patients fight the disease on time and get back on the road to normalcy as quickly as possible. Additionally, we also plan to go out and create awareness amongst people for early detection of cancer. Our endeavour is to remove the stigma and the fear associated with cancer. By doing so, we hope more and more people will come forward for early check-ups. To take this forward, we will also be sending fully equipped mobile cancer detection vans to the remotest areas of Pune. Our advanced cancer care centre along with the cutting edge technology will provide all the required medical support to the patients thereby ensuring their complete physical and mental well being.”
“We are committed to provide continuous quality and safe healthcare to the society in order to mark our presence in the global map,” added Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla.
With the state-of-the-art equipment intended for cancer care, the hospital has adopted modern technologies and advanced international protocols for the treatment of cancer. The centre includes Pune’s first PET – CT Scan with BiographTMmCT 20 to give high quality imaging to enhance the plan of treatment for cancer patients. It has Asia’s first radiation advanced linear accelerators, Electa Versa HD therapy machine to deliver radiation upto sub-millimeter targets, well set-up department of nuclear medicine, department of histopathology, a fully equipped surgical oncology centre with the latest operation theatres and specialised 22 beds day care chemotherapy special unit which includes two paediatric beds and two private room for patients undergoing chemotherapy. It additionally has two beds for bone marrow transplant facility (BMT) and two beds for radiation therapy.
A recent study on cancer in India mentions that India is likely to have over 17.3 lakh new cases of cancer and over 8.8 lakh deaths due to this disease by 2020. For early and precise detection of cancer, advanced technology and international machines to conduct diagnostic services are deployed at the centre.
The Aditya Birla Cancer Care Centre harnesses the best clinical talent to treat individualised health conditions in cancer. It will be managed by a highly specialised and comprehensive team of 20 dedicated full time consultants, 10 technologists and 35 trained paramedics.
About Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital
Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital is a homage and tribute to late Shri Aditya Vikram Birla. Spread across 16 acres, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital has 500 beds, 152 ICU beds, 13 operation theatres and a flat panel cath lab. The hospital employs the finest talent in the medical industry as full time consultants using ultramodern medical technology to provide high quality cost-effective medical services. It lays special emphasis on preventive care towards which it hosts a complete Wellness Assessment Centre under one roof. Operating in a paperless and filmless environment, the hospital is committed to maintain the highest standards of healthcare at an affordable cost.
The hospital's sophisticated Medical Emergency Centre is equipped with 10 beds - 4 red zone, 6 yellow - fortified with most advanced life-saving facilities such as cardiac, trauma, paediatric bays, a special room for infectious diseases, and mini-operation theatres within the department to manage all major life saving procedures.
About ABMH cancer care wing
The comprehensive multidisciplinary expertise available at the Aditya Birla Cancer Care Centre encompasses a variety of sub-specialties ranging from Breast-Onco , Gynae-Onco, Uro-Onco, Paediatric-Onco, Ortho-Onco, Haemato-Onco, Neuro-Onco, Endocrine, Liver, Head and Neck, Oral, Ocular Cancer, Pain & Palliative services, making it a one-stop treatment centre for all types of cancer. The hospital also offers Bone Marrow Transplant and other oncological treatments at affordable rates in the comfort of its new equipped wing.
The equipment at the cancer care centre include IGRT - Image Guided Radiation Therapy, 3D CRT - Three - Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy, IMRT - Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, SRS - Stereotactic Radiosurgery, SBRT - Streotatic Body Radiotherapy and MAMMOMAT 3000 Nova.
With the capability to deliver radiation up to sub-millimeter targets, 30 Channeled Brachytherapy (HDR) Nucletron is an excellent tool for precision treatment of various types of cancer. It is delivery of radiation therapy by means of radioactive isotope kept in very close vicinity of tumor. The hospital has an expertise of interstitial implant brachytherapy for perineum, breast and extremities.
For the convenience of the patient’s relatives, Aditya Birla memorial hospital offers a fully furnished residential complex to stay during the period of the treatment. To support the above cause and to answer the queries of cancer patients a dedicated helpline 9881123009 and 020-30717346 has been launched.
Dr. Pragnya RamGroup Executive President, Corporate Communications & CSRAditya Birla Management Corporation Private LimitedAditya Birla Centre, 1st Floor, 'C' WingS.K. Ahire Marg, WorliMumbai 400 030.
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