Fortis Hospitals has launched a specialised Cancer Institute at Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru. The cancer institute will have 200 beds dedicated for treating patients with an aim to provide 360 degree comprehensive cancer care under one roof.
There are various services available at the centre which includes advanced surgical oncology, robotic cancer surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, haemato oncology, neuro oncology, uro oncology, nuclear medicine, psycho oncology, onco-pathology, interventional radiology, palliative and rehabilitative care, all made available to enhance patient experience while undergoing cancer treatment.
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, and the MP, Bangalore South Constituency, L. Suryanarayana Tejasvi inaugurated the institute which is equipped with the latest equipment at Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road unit to provide comprehensive cancer care in a holistic manner.
According to Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, MD & CEO, Fortis Healthcare, with the rise in cancer cases and with the lack of specialised centres, having a dedicated institute for treating the disease is the need of the hour. We are happy to launch this oncology institute which will provide the citizens of this state and the country access to global oncology experts and other world class amenities under one roof. This is our first specialised cancer institute in Bangalore which adheres to our commitment of offering high quality clinical care with focus on outcome of care for our patients.
Dr Manish Mattoo, zonal director, Fortis Hospital Bangalore, said, that the necessity of having a dedicated cancer facility is to provide highly specialised care to patients because this disease demands the best from the patient, the family, the doctors and the hospital care givers. The institute will have the advantages of a modern dedicated cancer institute within the confines of multi-super specialty hospital so that our patients get a comprehensive and complete care. Through the institute, we aim to provide a complete array of treatment options available anywhere in the world to our cancer patients and help them and their families heal faster.”
According to the WHO, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.6 million deaths. There are only 62 dedicated cancer care hospitals that cater to an estimated 2.25 million patients in India, according to the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR). – Pharma Biz