Mangaluru: Zulekha Yenepoya Institute of Oncology supported by Tata Trusts inaugurated

Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, Jun 11: Minister V Sunil Kumar inaugurated Zulekha Yenepoya Institute of Oncology at Ullal constructed in association with Tata Trusts.

“Cancer is a disastrous sickness that troubles people. It should be identified on time. Treatment in the initial stage can cure cancer patients. It is a matter of pride that except Bengaluru and Mumbai, a cancer hospital has come up at Deralakatte with modern equipment,” said minister of state energy, Kannada and Culture and district in charge minister V Sunil Kumar. He was speaking after inaugurating the Zulekha Yenepoya Institute of Oncology constructed in association with Yenepoya Deemed to be University and Tata Trusts.

He further said, “Tata Trusts has made a huge contribution to the health sector in the district by establishing an oncology unit in the district. I congratulate Tata Trusts for it. Medical facilities are good in the district.

“We all have fought together against Covid. Therefore, the country has fought against it. Let the people of all the districts make use of the newly opened oncology unit. People across the district and the state should come to this district for treatment as there are quality educational institutes and hospitals here,” he said.

Mumbai Tata Trusts CEO Srinath N said that Tata Care began in 1941 and has indulged in strengthening the hands of people in the country in the campaign against cancer. “I congratulate the Yenepoya founders and the management for having started the oncology unit. The staff of the hospital have a huge responsibility to look after cancer patients and increase the prestige of the trust by realizing its aspirations,” he said.

MLA U T Khader congratulated Tata Trusts and Yenepoya University for having opened the oncology unit. “The technology to fight against the disease that is increasing in the world is essential. Therefore the campaign by Tata is commendable,” he said.

Yenepoya Deemed to be University chancellor Dr Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi presided over the programme. Former MP and Haj national committee president Abdulla Kutti, Islamic Education Trust president Mohammed Kunhi said that they lost their mother Zulekha due to cancer. “Our dream of starting an oncology unit was realized as Tata Trusts joined hands with us. Congratulations to Ratan Tata and cancer-free campaign,” they said.

Minister V Sunil Kumar inaugurated the Zulekha oncology department, Tata Trusts CEO Srinath N inaugurated the radiotherapy department, Mangaluru MLA U T Khader inaugurated day care chemotherapy centre, deputy commissioner Dr Rajendra K V inaugurated nuclear medicine department, Bantwal MLA U Rajesh Naik inaugurated outpatient treatment centre, Mangaluru north MLA Dr Y Bharath Shetty, Moodbidri MLA Umanath Kotian, MLCs K Harish Kumar, Manjunath Bhandary and Pratap Simha Nayak inaugurated the chemotherapy department.

Gangadhar Somayaji welcomed the gathering. Yenepoya University vice chancellor Dr Vijay Kumar gave an introduction. Dr Jalaluddin Akbar rendered the vote of thanks.






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  • Santosh Kumar Johnas, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 13 2022

    Congratulations to Yenepoya group headed by Dr Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi and Tata Trust on the occasion of establishing high-tech Oncology department. This is a testament of Yenepoya and Tata Trust's commitment to serve the society and I wish them all the best.

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  • A L Mendonca, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 12 2022

    Very good- more collaborations will help institutions realise their potential - hope other medical hospitals follow this path of growth- as costs are prohibitive and higher experential knowledge scarce.

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 12 2022

    I Congratulate Yenepoya group

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  • yakub ramlan, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 12 2022

    Congratulations to Yenepoya Group and Tata Trust who made this possible. Really proud to have such institute in Mangalore which would a great help for poor people.

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