Published On : Fri, Sep 28th, 2018

Now a cancer hospital with ‘tumour board’ in Nagpur

Nagpur: Cancer is the word that scares one and all, thanks to the complexities involved in its treatment. But a revolutionary move has been taken in Nagpur that will change the entire course of treating cancer. Now in Nagpur, American Oncology Institute (AOI) and Nangia Hospital will be using the international protocols of treatment while fetching database generated through the United Pittsburgh Medical Centre and its sister organizations across the world. CEO of AOI in India Dr Jagprag Gujral was in city on Thursday. He said that the institute aimed at providing excellence in treatment to every patient and hence all AOI hospitals were using a standard protocol.

It will be implemented equally well in radiation, medical, surgical, haematology, musculo-skeleton, paediatric and neuro oncology. Dr Gujral said the AOI would also have a ‘tumour board’ comprising cancer experts from various fields, nationally and internationally. The members deliberate on the course of action, medicines and the other interventions required in difficult cases before starting it on the patient. This helps in giving best and customized treatment to each patient.

The 100-bed hospital in MIDC Hingna has three state-of-the-art operation theatres, 21-bed intensive critical care unit, cutting edge radiation unit, advanced chemotherapy and nuclear medicine modalities like the PET Scan. AOI laboratory is also claimed to be the most modern facility. It is audited twice a year for quality standards. It also has a day care centre for patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Dr Sharad Agrawal, facility director, said AOI accessed data from other AOI centres to obtain the best outcome for the patient. Mahesh Nangia, founder member and member advisory council, said the hospital had already applied for being a part of various government schemes like the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojna. The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund is already in use. The cancer incidence in India at present is about 100 per one lakh population.