City Hosp to Offer Cashless Cancer Treatment Through Government Programs | Ranchi News

Ranchi: To provide affordable treatment to cancer patients in the state, a private hospital here said it will provide medical surgical and oncology services under government cashless schemes – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) Ayushman Bharat and the Mukhyamantri Gambhir Bimari Yojana.
According to Bhagwan Mahaveer Medica Superpecialty Hospital, it will launch a free health checkup for patients on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The check-up will be organized by a team of specialist doctors who have trained and practiced at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. Later, a team of three doctors – Abhay Kumar, Arindam Mondal and Gunjesh Kumar Singh – will start regular consultations and treat patients suffering from all kinds of oncological diseases.
Speaking to TOI, gastrointestinal and thoracic oncology surgeon Dr Mondal said: “Lung cancer has the highest mortality among all types of cancer patients. It is followed by breast cancer and cancer of the colon and rectum. The only means of detection in the early stages is through regular scans and pathological testing. However, people’s lack of awareness hampers routine examinations, leading to the detection of advanced-stage cancer.
Medical oncologist Dr Gunjesh Kumar, who will provide consultations for patients with prostate cancer as well as urological and bladder cancers, said: “I will start the immunotherapy process as it is better with high chance of survival without side effects.”
Medica Hospital Group adviser Anand Srivastava said: “We will set up state-of-the-art facilities for cancer patients and also provide the treatment under the cashless programs of the central government and state governments. . “
It can be noted that many cancer patients are forced to travel to superior medical centers outside the state for treatment at high costs due to lack of facilities and expert doctors in Jharkhand.
According to figures from the state health department, around 29,000 patients are diagnosed with cancer every year in Jharkhand. Out of the total, about 7,000 patients visit Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and an equal number of patients visit Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore in Tamil Nadu. Apart from these, around 4,000 patients visit the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, New Delhi.

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