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Day care & OPD services of Medical Oncology Division inaugurated at AIIMS Bhubaneswar



To strengthen the chemotherapy needs of cancer patients in Odisha as well as in neighbouring states, the Medical Oncology division of Medical Oncology/Haematology Department, AIIMS Bhubaneswar started its own dedicated day care services and OPD today.

Now, cancer patients seeking opinion from Medical Oncology can register directly in the G Block. This will be a great help for the cancer patients as there will be no need to wait in long queues for consultation. OPD will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the day care services will run on all week days, AIIMS Bhubaneswar said in a statement.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Director Prof. Mukesh Tripathi inaugurated the facilities in the G Block of the main building. On this occasion, Director Dr. Tripathi reiterated the commitment of AIIMS Bhubaneswar to serve the cancer patients with more vigour and dedication. “This day care and OPD services of the Medical Oncology division at AIIMS will certainly help the cancer patients requiring chemotherapy,” said Dr. Tripathi.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Medical Superintendent Dr. Sachidananda Mohanty congratulated the faculties and urged them to treat patients with care and compassion.

Among others HoD Medical Oncology/Haematology Department Dr. Prabodh Das, JMS Dr. J S Pillai, Associate Professor Dr. Sourav kumar Mishra and Assistant Professor Dr. Ilavarasi Vanidassane of Medical Oncology Division were also present on the occasion.  

Earlier, the Medical Oncology Division was conducting simultaneous OPDs and day care with the Haematology Department. There was however, a huge need for a separate day care space because of the large number of patients combinedly seen by these divisions. Last month itself there were 160 new OPD registrations and 446 OPD consultations for Medical Oncology only. During this period there were 105 days of chemotherapies also undertaken, said Dr. Sourav Mishra of Medical Oncology.

The Medical Oncology Division at AIIMS is the first dedicated Medical Oncology unit in the government sector in Odisha after the AHRCC at Cuttack. This unit caters to the chemotherapy needs of cancer patients not only from Odisha but also from neighbouring states. Two new Medical Oncology faculties Dr. Sourav kumar Mishra and Dr Ilavarasi Vanidassane have recently joined and started the medical oncology services at AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

The Department plans to start the DM in Medical Oncology course soon.

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