Advanced cancer care block inaugurated at SUM Ultimate Medicare

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Bhubaneswar: A state-of-the-art facility for comprehensive cancer treatment was inaugurated at the SUM Ultimate Medicare here, the new healthcare initiative of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, on Monday extending 360-degree cancer care solutions to patients.

‘SUMUM Hopesprings Block’, the hospital’s new cancer care wing, is equipped with the high-end Varian TrueBeam Premium Linear Accelerator, Bravos 30 channel premium HDR Brachytherapy system, PET-CT-Biograph Horizon, SPECT (Gamma Camera)- Symbia Evo and latest treatment modules to extend advanced cancer care to the afflicted, a SUMUM release here said.

The move aligned with the hospital’s vision to provide advanced 360-degree cancer care solutions and reflected its integrated approach towards cancer management. The hospital brought to the fore all three modalities of cancer care—medical, surgical and radiation oncology under one roof.

Dr. Swetapadma Dash, SUMUM’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. (Brig.) B.M.Mishra, Chief, Medical Services and consultants Dr. Chira Ranjan Khadanga, Dr. Jignyasu Mohanty, Dr. Priya Priyadarshini Nayak and other staff were present at the inauguration and ceremonial ‘puja’.

SUMUM has been striving to provide the best cancer care at a reasonable cost benchmarking the world leaders in personalized medical care using the expertise of well trained and established Oncologists and cutting edge technology, the release said.

The team of Oncologists at SUMUM have been using the most advanced technology and innovative therapies to effectively evaluate and treat patients with the ultimate goal of optimizing compassionate patient care and outcomes with the specialists developing individualized treatment plan for each patient, it said.

With sophisticated patient positioning systems, Bravos and the most advanced clinical linear accelerators or ‘Linacs’, SUMUM works towards delivery of safe, efficient and effective care of the highest quality to the patients, the release said.

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