CM opens modern cancer treatment facility at KMC

Minister D V Sadananda Gowda inaugurated the Linear Accelerator facility which will be used to treat cancer at KMC Hospital in Attavar on Wednesday.

“Modern facilities and quality treatment is the need of the hour. KMC hospital has spent nearly Rs six crores for the Linear Accelerator. Nearly 50 per cent of the people who come to meet me seek medical aid and of this 15 per cent are suffering from cancer. I have released Rs 13.56 crores in my six month tenure as medical relief fund,” said CM. Later he released the ‘Radiation Safety Manual’.

Manipal University Pro Chancellor Dr H S Ballal spoke about the public-private partnership through which medical services are provided at Government Wenlock and Lady Goschen Hospitals by Kasturba Medical College.

He also told that KMC has appointed medical and para-medical staff who are working round the clock at both of these hospitals since decades. Radiation Oncology HoD Dr Kamalaksha Shenoy spoke about the various high end treatments under  Linear Accelerator such as Three Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy (3DCRT), Intensity Modulated Radio Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radio Therapy (IGRT) and Stereotactic Radiotherapy.

District-In-Charge Minister Krishna J Palemar, Minister of Higher Education Dr V S Acharya, Deputy Speaker N Yogish Bhat, Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel, Registrar of Manipal University Dr G K Prabhu, CEO of Manipal Health Enterprises Rajen Padukone were present on the occasion.

Residents’ plea
The residents of the Attavar 6th cross and surrounding areas submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister asking him to press upon President and Chancellor of Manipal University Dr Ramdas Pai to provide civic amenities and develop the area around the hospital under Corporate Social Responsibility.

There is an urgent need for widening of the sixth cross road, Attavar, rebuilding the storm water drain and providing other basic amenities consequent upon establishing Dental College School and Hospital by KMC. The MCC has already made an estimate of Rs 1.2 crores towards widening, asphalting the road and submitted to KMC group to adopt the road under CSR, the memorandum said.

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