KAKRYAL, Sep 27 - Keeping in view the fact that the medicines relating to life consuming diseases especially of cancer are quite costlier, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal will provide these high cost essential medicines to the patients at a substantial concession. For the purpose, a comprehensive list of such identified medicines has been prepared.
This was decided at the 28th meeting of the Governing Body of the Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal held here. The meeting was chaired by Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Member, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Body of the Hospital.
It was informed in the meeting that in pursuance to the decision of the 27thmeeting of the Governing Body, the hospital has also started providing 10% uniform discount on all the medicines sold through the OPD Pharmacy of the Hospital.
The meeting also took stock of organising of various outreach programmes, holding of Sunday OPDs at Jammu and Udhampur in the coming days as well as organising of different medical conferences, workshops and other interactive sessions by the hospital during the next three months.
While reviewing the to-date progress on organising public outreach programmes as part of providing free consultation services to the people nearer to their homes, the meeting was informed that the hospital has so far organised 42 medical camps in various rural areas of the State and examined 8200 patients suffering from different ailments and advised them suitably. Similarly, 10 camps have been organised under another initiative to screen people for Breast Cancer and educate them on early detection. Under this initiative, the recently launched mobile cancer screening bus equipped with mammography unit screened 139 patients in the remote areas of the State. It was also decided that the hospital will organise special public outreach programmes in the far-flung areas in the coming months for detection of tuberculosis cases.
The Chairman of the Governing Body also took stock of progress on making Brachytherapy and Gamma Camera functional at the hospital. He was informed that all the facilities are ready and only AERB approval is awaited, which is expected any time now. Once the approval is received both the facilities will be made available to the patients.
Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Vice Chairman, MD and Group CEO NH shared the schedule of visits of reputed consultants of other NH Hospitals to the Superspeciality Hospital at Kakryal. Dr. Bloeria underscored the need for increasing the frequency and stay of these doctors so that a much larger number of patients could benefit from their expertise.
The Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal also started Paediatric Haematology and Oncology OPD clinic for screening and consultation on various types of cancers and blood disorders among children. The first such OPD consultation was provided by Dr. Sunil Bhat, Paediatric Haematologist and Oncologist from NH Bangalore on 22-23 September. To begin with, this facility will be available once in two months, at a pre-announced date. The hospital is also preparing to commence Bone Marrow Transplant facility shortly.