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26 May 2019, 08:50 HRS IST
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Source:Narayana Health
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Major S Nanjundiah and Shanta Nanjundiah Cancer Centre Inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Prof. Md. Yunus at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Mysore

Major S Nanjundiah and Shanta Nanjundiah Cancer Centre Inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Prof. Md. Yunus at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Mysore

MYSORE, India, September 9, 2015/PRNewswire/ -

'Major S Nanjundiah and Shanta Nanjundiah Cancer Centre' was inaugurated at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital in Mysore by Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Chairman of Yunus Centre and Founder of Grameen Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh. His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of Srikshethra, Sutturu graced the occasion in the presence of Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman - Narayana Health. Philanthropists and Chief Patrons Mr. K Dinesh and Mrs. Asha Dinesh having made a significant contribution to the Cancer Centre with deep sentiments attached to the royal city of Mysuru being their ancestral place were also present on the occasion along with guests of honour Mr. Tanveer Sait, MLA, N R Constituency, Mr. K R Mohan Kumar, Chairman, MUDA and Dr. C G Betsurmath, Commissioner, Mysuru City Corporation.

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"I am immensely pleased to dedicate this Cancer Centre named after my in-laws to the people of Mysuru. We are also grateful to Dr. Devi Shetty and his team of professionals who will manage the services of this centre, offering high quality cancer care to people from all walks of life. This is our humble way of giving something back to the city, which was our ancestral abode for almost a century," said Mr. K. Dinesh, Co-founder of Infosys.

With a built-up area of 30,000 sq. ft., the Cancer Center will provide high quality services for early detection, prevention and treatment of all types of cancers covering medical, surgical and radiation oncology services. It has a Linear Accelerator capable of treating 90% of the prevalent cancers. Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant services will be linked to Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center at Narayana Health City in Bangalore.

"I convey my gratitude to Mr. K. Dinesh, Co-founder Infosys and Mrs. Asha Dinesh for giving us an opportunity to bring quality cancer care closer to the people of Mysuru and adjoining districts making it convenient and effective for them to avail our services in a more efficient manner," said Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health. Speaking about the cancer treatment facilities in the state, he said, "Cancer is growing at an alarming rate in the country and currently the number of cancer facilities in the state of Karnataka are concentrated only in Bangalore. There are very few facilities in the rest of Karnataka to diagnose and treat cancer. I wish to thank the state Government of Karnataka for their wholehearted support in helping us to bring quality healthcare to Mysuru and adjoining districts". With the commencement of the Cancer Unit at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, people living in and around Mysore district now have access to quality and affordable cancer screening and treatment facilities closer home. The centre will reach out to over 60% of people from the weaker sections of society in and around Mysore through various community initiatives.

Cancer has become very rampant in India in the recent past. There are estimated 25 lakh cancer patients in India, out of which 1.4 lakh are in Karnataka alone and are estimated to increase at the rate of 35,000 patients a year. In the past few months, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital had organized mobile breast cancer screening camps, hematology clinic as well as surveillance programs for head and neck cancer awareness and screening. According to cancer specialists, head and neck cancer is the most prevalent apart from gastrointestinal, cervical and breast cancer that are commonly seen in this region.

About Narayana Health :  

With all super-speciality tertiary care facilities that the medical world offers, Narayana Health is now a one-stop healthcare destination for all.

From a humble beginning of a 225-bed hospital in 2000, Narayana Health group of hospitals has grown to become a 6655 beds healthcare conglomerate with 32 hospitals across 20 cities including Health City Cayman Islands in Grand Cayman (North America). Visithttp://www.narayanahealth.org.

About Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Mysore : 

Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Mysore, is India's first low-cost multispeciality healthcare introduced by Narayana Health. Commenced in January 2013, it is located on a 10-acre property with 200 beds in its first phase, the hospital has several benchmarking practices which are aimed at offering quality healthcare services accessible and affordable to all. Offering a wide range of services across 23 specialties, supported with multiple Operation theatres and state-of-art diagnostic facilities, the hospital is designed to accommodate 2000 OPD patients on a daily basis and has treated close to 1,41,300 patients till date.

A one-of-its-kind initiative of providing free shuttle service for its patients from the hospital to Mysore city was introduced in order to ensure better access to quality healthcare. The hospital is also connected to Narayana Multispeciality Clinic in the city of Mysore. Patient care programs such as 'Care Companion', was formulated and are being rolled-out in this hospital to ensure continuity of care and patient empowerment.

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