APF funds oncology block for MNJ Institute of Oncology and State Cancer Institute

State-of-the-art facility span over 2,32,000 square feet and is composed with 8 floor (cellar, lower ground, ground + 5 floors) building with a total of 300 bed capacity The post APF funds oncology block for MNJ Institute of Oncology and State Cancer Institute appeared first on Express Healthcare.

APF funds oncology block for MNJ Institute of Oncology and State Cancer Institute

State-of-the-art facility span over 2,32,000 square feet and is composed with 8 floor (cellar, lower ground, ground + 5 floors) building with a total of 300 bed capacity

Aurobindo Pharma Foundation (APF), the philanthropic and CSR arm of Aurobindo Pharma has funded Rs 80 crores and built oncology block under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Redhills, Hyderabad for MNJ Institute of Oncology and State Cancer Institute.

Aurobindo oncology block was inaugurated in the presence of Thaneeru Harish Rao Garu, Minister for Finance & Health, Medical and Family Welfare, Government of Telangana; G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North-Eastern Region of India, Member of Parliament, Secunderabad Constituency; Nithyananda Reddy, Director, Aurobindo Pharma Foundation, MD & Vice Chairman, Aurobindo Pharma and several other dignitaries from Government of Telangana. This block was built by Aurobindo Pharma Foundation in an effort to help the hospital in its endeavor to provide quality cancer care at free of cost.

MNJ Institute of Oncology and State Cancer Institute provides free, multidisciplinary cancer care to patients. Located in Telangana, it is the first State Government tertiary care institute to offer a comprehensive range of services, including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and palliative care, to patients from Telangana and neighbouring states.

This new block will not only provide specialised and supportive services but also a research centre allowing to reach more patients in need with improved capacity and efficiency. This facility span over 2,32,000 square feet and is composed with 8 floor (cellar, lower ground, ground + 5 floors) building with a total bed capacity of 300 and all floors are interconnected with staircase, ramp and lift with high end features such as 30 wardrooms, 2 operation theatres, 12 consultation rooms, 2 radiology bunkers, 8 bone marrow transplant rooms, dedicated paediatric and adolescent ICUs, diagnostic rooms (CT scan), microbiology and chemistry labs, besides a proper  kitchen and dining rooms.

Speaking at the inauguration, Reddy said, “The successful completion and handing over of Aurobindo Oncology block of the MNJ Hospital to the Govt of Telangana is a testament to our commitment to support infrastructure development in public health domain to aid needy communities.  This is a major milestone in our journey as a health care organization to provide proper medical care and treatment for underprivileged patients. We are thankful to the Government of Telangana for their support in making this vision a reality.”

Potential impact of the facility as per the MNJ officials:

  • Every year, around 14,000 new patients seek treatment, and the daily average of outpatients is expected to be 600.
  • It is anticipated that the annual follow-up patient count for treatment will exceed 1.50 lakh patients.
  • The existing facility has 450 beds, and this new facility will add 300 more beds, increasing the total capacity.
  • Features such as bone marrow transplant rooms, dedicated paediatric and adolescent wards, targeted radiotherapy will be enhanced.
  • This facility will introduce genetics and molecular labs, aiding in diagnosis and treatment of the disease

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