Thursday, November 30, 2006

State-of-the-art cancer centre in City soon

State-of-the-art cancer centre in City soon
Deccan Herald

Narayana Health City on Hosur Road will house a cancer research centre and general hospital in nine months. Dr Devi Shetty, promoter of the Health City, has taken up the project as a joint venture with Ms Kiran Mazumdar...

Narayana Health City on Hosur Road will house a cancer research centre and general hospital in nine months. Dr Devi Shetty, promoter of the Health City, has taken up the project as a joint venture with Ms Kiran Mazumdar, the chief of Biocon.

The civil work on the research centre and hospital has begun. The 500-bed hospital will require an investment of Rs 300 crore, according to Dr Devi Shetty. He said, “In the proposed cancer centre, the research and treatment for the patients will get equal priority. We would like to work on newer models of treatment for cancer. Biocon is already into developing drugs for cancer. Ms Mazumdar is investing in the cancer research centre in her personal capacity”.

Dr Shetty pointed out that the cost of heart treatment has come down in India over the years as medical care was easily available to patients. “Such a development has to take place in cancer treatment too. If medical facility is available to all the patients, the cost will reduce.”


He also said that Narayana Hrudayalaya on an average conducts 30 heart surgeries a day, the highest number in any hospital, in the world.

1 Comments:

At Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:53:00 AM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biocon is already carrying out drug research on patients in many hospitals. The research is carried out without much academic or scientific essence. To see that they are going to come up with a cancer hospital will be scary as it will only serve as the ground for lab testing on patients.

 

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