By Express News Service
CUTTACK: Acharya Harihar Post Graduate Institute of Cancer (AHPGIC) will endure a significant growth on the strains of SCB redevelopment venture. On May 9, the State authorities has accorded approval for enhancement of the present mattress energy after taking the present work load and future growth of the institute under consideration.
The authorities are actually on their toes to make the 507-bed hospital operational on the earliest. “A newly constructed G+6 LINAC building has been kept ready. Necessary beds and medical equipment are being procured which will be made operational soon,” mentioned AHPGIC Director Lalatendu Sarangi.
Sarangi mentioned the rise in mattress energy would facilitate the hospital in accommodating extra sufferers. Installation of the tools for PET-CT scan, which is an important take a look at required for detecting most cancers cells, is underway. It will likely be made operational quickly.
As instructed by the Health and Family Welfare division, a grasp plan is being ready by Odisha Bridge and Construction Corporation Limited (OBCC). The grasp plan together with venture report for growth of AHPGIC will likely be submitted to the division for provisioning of fund, he knowledgeable.
The growth plan features a correct OPD complicated, high-end pathology service like immunohistochemistry (IHC), molecular biology and cytogenetics amenities, beside 15 modular operation theatres with ICU, post-operative backups and different ancillary amenities.
These aside, 9 new departments of medical gastroenterology, cosmetic surgery, uro-oncology, bone and mushy tissue oncology, thoracic oncology, hepato-pancreato biliary unit, breast unit, palliative care and bone marrow transplant unit will likely be opened in AHPGIC as per the proposed redevelopment plan.
The 281-bed State-run most cancers hospital is at present witnessing a footfall of 700-1,000 sufferers every day. Of the full sufferers, round 350 go to the hospital for radiation each day and 500 for prognosis and remedy.
Many most cancers sufferers have to attend for admission as all of the 281 beds typically stay occupied by essential sufferers present process indoor remedy.