Udaipur now owns the first tomotherapy machine between Rajasthan that has been installed at GBH Cancer Hospital, located at area of the city. This is the world's best radiation machine for cancer patients which has been installed at a cost of about thirty crores. With this, it will be possible to receive precise radiation in less time without harming other cells.
While informing about the Dr. Kirti Jain, Chairman of GBH Group of Hospitals and international oncologist during a press conference on Tuesday. He said that the machine has been imported from the US and was dedicated to the treatment of people. This machine, which is versatile for cancer patients, will provide better radiation in less time to radiation patients.
He further said that this radiation machine is also equipped with CT scan, due to which oncologists will be able to accurately estimate the condition of the disease by CT scan before radiation. Due to this, radiation treatment is possible specifically of the cancerous part of the body in less time and with minimum side effects.
Dr. Jain said that unfortunately, earlier it often create kios and also it consume more time to treat the cancer patients while with the help of this tomotherapy machine the treatment csn can be done in just five to seven minutes. This savings of time provide great relief to cancer patients and more and more patients can be treated in a convenient time. The availability of this latest cancer machine is very low in the entire country, Dr. Jain added.
Dr. Kirti Jain announced that radiation will be done with this machine at half the price than other states. Efforts will be made to benefit every patient. By highlighting the specialty of the machine Director Dr. Anand Jha, said that this machine is not included in the Chiranjeevi scheme as it is the state's first such machine, but it will be soon included in the scheme so that more and more people benefit from it.
WHO's Dr. Partha Basu said that WHO is working to detect cancer and to spread awareness about cancer in the country. he said that WHO aims to control cancer deaths. Its pilot project was earlier launched in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Udaipur, Rajasthan.
The GBH Memorial Cancer Hospital under this project has screened more than eight thousand people so far at Kherwara, Gogunda and Jhadol areas of Udaipur. And now it will focuses to cover Railmagara area of Rajsamand and Kurabad, area of Udaipur in the next two years. Cancer screening functions will be done by adding maximum number to it. In the next two years, awareness program is to be taken to the various villages of the country.
Non accessibility of the rural people to the Cancer center, time consuming treatment and high cost of treatment are found to be the major reasons of increased numbers of Cancer patients especially in rural populations.06:46 PM