Basavaraj Bommai Home Minister of Karnataka and L Suryanarayana Tejasvi, MP, Bengaluru South Constituency inaugurated institute
To counter the growing scourge of cancer in the state of Karnataka and give patients access to world class treatment facilities Fortis Hospitals, launched a specialised Cancer Institute in Bengaluru recently. Basavaraj Bommai Home Minister, Karnataka and L Suryanarayana Tejasvi, MP, Bengaluru South Constituency inaugurated the institute which is equipped with advanced technology and the latest equipment at Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road unit to provide comprehensive cancer care in a holistic manner.
The cancer institute will have 200 beds dedicated for treating patients with an aim to provide 360 degree comprehensive cancer care under one roof. There are various services available at the centre which includes advanced surgical oncology, robotic cancer surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, haemato oncology, neuro oncology, uro oncology, nuclear medicine, psycho oncology, onco-pathology, interventional radiology, palliative and rehabilitative care, all made available to enhance patient experience while undergoing cancer treatment.
In line with this, Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, MD and CEO, Fortis Healthcare, said, “With the rise in cancer cases and with the lack of specialised centres, having a dedicated institute for treating the disease is the need of the hour. We are happy to launch this oncology institute which will provide the citizens of this state and the country access to global oncology experts and other world class amenities under one roof. This is our first specialised cancer institute in Bengaluru which adheres to our commitment of offering high quality clinical care with focus on outcome of care for our patients.
Ashish Bhatia, Chief Operating Officer, Rest Of India, Fortis Hospitals reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to fighting this disease and improving the lives of as many patients as possible at the cancer institute.
Talking about the vision that the hospital has towards taking medical care to the last mile patient, Dr Manish Mattoo, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital Bengaluru said, “Fortis Hospitals in Bengaluru have served the people of the state for over three decades and feel privileged to be bringing the best in cancer care to the state now. The necessity of having a dedicated cancer facility is to provide highly specialised care to patients because this disease demands the best from the patient, the family, the doctors and the hospital care givers. The institute will have the advantages of a modern dedicated cancer institute within the confines of multi-super speciality hospital so that our patients get a comprehensive and complete care. Through the institute, we aim to provide a complete array of treatment options available anywhere in the world to our cancer patients and help them and their families heal faster.”