Day Care & OPD Services Of Medical Oncology Opens At AIIMS, Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: To strengthen the chemotherapy needs of cancer patients in Odisha as well as in neighbouring states, the Medical Oncology division of Medical Oncology/Haematology Department, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar has started its own dedicated day care services and OPD on Monday.

Director of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Prof Mukesh Tripathi inaugurated the facilities in G block of the main building. Dr Tripathi reiterated the commitment of AIIMS Bhubaneswar to serve cancer patients with more vigour and dedication.

The day care and OPD services of the Medical Oncology division at AIIMS will help the cancer patients requiring chemotherapy, said Dr Tripathi.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Medical Superintendent Dr. Sachidananda Mohanty, HOD Medical Oncology/Haematology Department Dr. Prabodh Das, JMS Dr. JS Pillai, Associate Professor Dr Sourav kumar Mishra and Assistant Professor Dr Ilavarasi Vanidassane of Medical Oncology Division were also.

Last month the hospital had 160 new OPD registrations and 446 OPD consultations for medical oncology. During the same time, 105 days of chemotherapies were also undertaken, said Dr Sourav Mishra.

The Medical oncology division at AIIMS is the first dedicated medical oncology unit in the government sector in Odisha after the AHRCC at Cuttack.

The OPD of the department will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the day care services will run on all week days, said the Director.

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