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    The funds for the infrastructure came from the grant of120 crore by the State federal government as part of the institute’s diamond jubilee events.

    Upgraded block: Cancer Institute Chairperson V. Shanta inaugurating new facilities on Sunday.

    Upgraded block: Cancer Institute Chairperson V. Shanta inaugurating brand-new facilities on Sunday.


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    The funds for the facilities originated from the grant of120 crore by the State government as part of the institute’s diamond jubilee events.

    The Cancer Institute (Adyar) has upgraded its infrastructure by adding four operation theatres, an extensive care unit and a post-operative ward. The facilities are housed in the Diamond Jubilee Block.

    On Sunday the centers were commissioned officially by Chairperson V. Shanta. One of the operation theatres is geared up with a robotic system. The ICU has 13 beds and the post-operative ward 35 beds. The commissioning was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital authorities said.

    ” With the steady relaxation of the lockdown, the footfall at the Cancer Institute has considerably increased. The new operation theatres will substantially decrease the general treatment time and will positively affect more lives,” stated Arvind Krishnamurthi, head of Surgical Oncology division.

    Throughout the pandemic the number of people seeking treatment fell by 40%. “Now our beds are complete and we need to maintain social distancing to prevent infection. Every day we struggle for beds. The outpatient department’s tramp is close to 80-90% of what it was prior to the pandemic. We expect this to go up in the coming months,” he included.

    With treatment expenses increasing and government healthcare facilities still on COVID-19 duty, the variety of people concerning the medical facility is anticipated to increase. The medical facility now has 10 operation theatres, including two smaller sized facilities. The funds for the facilities came from the grant of120 crore by the State government as part of the institute’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

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