M'luru: Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, blossom deluxe rooms inaugurated at Attavar KMC Hospital

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Daijiworld Media Network- Mangaluru (VP)

Mangaluru, Jan 26: Kasturba Medical College Mangaluru, in collaboration with KMC Attavar Oncology Center and KMC Hospital Attavar held the inaugural ceremony of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and blossom deluxe rooms at KMC Hospital, Attavar on Friday January 26.

The chief guest of the occasion, Dinesh Gundurao, Health and Family Welfare and District In-Charge Minister, stated, "Specialized oncology care with a linear oscillator will assist cancer patients from entry to complete cure. Today, Manipal Institute is renowned in the state, and I am delighted to be a part of this. Cancer is on the rise, affecting many individuals due to lifestyle, food habits, and various factors impacting our bodies. Many lives are lost, underscoring the importance of quality care, equipment, and technology, essential for public welfare. Initiating awareness among the youth and emphasizing early cancer detection is crucial for long-term benefits. Our commitment is to save every life. We have planned to make MRI and CT scans free across Karnataka, ensuring accessibility to all. While an average person might find these treatments unaffordable, their availability in all hospitals will be beneficial. Wenlock Hospital is a top-notch facility, and we are committed to investing in its infrastructure for the best services. Tomorrow, the CM is inaugurating all dialysis equipment across districts."

U T Khader, speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, remarked, "These new equipment are crucial, not only for one district but for the entire region. Our district is progressing in healthcare, and these instruments will further aid patients. Mangaluru required this machinery at a reasonable rate, ensuring that everyone receives quality treatment. I wish all those who come here a speedy recovery. There is a need for proper research to identify the reasons behind the rising numbers in cancer."

Addressing the gathering, Vedavyas Kamath, MLA of Mangaluru south, said, "The citizens of Mangaluru have received the gift of such equipment and treatment at KMC Attavar, making them content. People believe that KMC offers the best service, and this equipment will benefit many dealing with cancer using today's technology. During COVID, not a single person died due to a lack of oxygen, showcasing the dedication and commitment of Mangaluru hospitals. Health tourism is a potential opportunity, considering healthcare costs are lower compared to the Gulf. I also request that, along with KMC, Wenlock and other government hospitals receive the best equipment."

Lt Gen MD Venkatesh, vice-chancellor of MAHE, expressed, "Today is an auspicious day, and these facilities are unique, providing the people of the district and nearby states with the best quality treatment. This partnership is visionary, and I appreciate the state government's step. Cancer care came into existence 30 years ago, and today we complete comprehensive cancer care. I thank the Government of Karnataka for supporting and establishing the new block. MAHE has started training specialized technicians, and I extend my gratitude to the entire Manipal Academy and Kasturba College, Mangaluru."

Dr H S Ballal, pro-chancellor of MAHE, presiding over the occasion, said, "Such facilities are crucial for our district. The increasing lifespan and the importance of cancer prevention over cure make these services essential in one place. All Wenlock and Lady Goschen Hospital patients will receive free treatment, following our policy of not denying anyone access to healthcare. We are striving to provide the best facilities for the poorest patients through Public-Private partnership, a concept our founder initiated with the support of the Karnataka state. We are committed to offering the best healthcare facilities to Wenlock Hospital and Lady Goschen Hospital."

U T Khader and Dinesh Gundurao was felicitated for their contribution and help in developing the District.

The welcome speech was delivered by Dr Athiyamaan M S. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Soujya Banerjee. The event was compered by Nitesh Shetty and Dr Rabiya.

Dr Dilip G Nayak, pro vice-chancellor (Mangaluru campus); Dr Anand Venugopal, COO, Teaching Hospitals, MAHE; Dr Unnikrishnan, dean Kasturba Medical College; Dr John Rampuram, medical superintendent, KMC Attavar Hospital, Mangaluru and others were present.


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