Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cancer treatment: Grecian Hospital becomes only North India hospital to be empaneled with ECHS for Radiation therapy


Grecian Hospital gets empanelled with ECHS for complete cancer treatment


Mohali, August 8, 2009.

The Grecian Hospital, sector 69, Mohali has become the first and only private hospital in North India to be empanelled with Ex-Servicemen Health Contributory Scheme (ECHS) for radiation therapy of cancer patients.

From now onwards, the hospital stands to serve patients under ECHS scheme offering them entire cancer treatment under one roof. This is first and only of its kind in North India.

Grecian hospital has now got empanelled for medical oncology (chemotherapy), surgery, gynae oncology, and cancer pathology along with radiation therapy. The hospital has professionals who are the most qualified in their fields including Mch Surgical Oncology, MD Radiation Oncology, DM Medical Oncology and MD in Onco pathology and Onco radiology.

This is the first hospital to offer organ preserving curative radiation for prostate, spinal cord, brain, breast, head and neck cancers etc. The following treatment is done using IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy).

Earlier, the beneficiaries under ECHS had to approach government hospitals and wait for up to at least a period of three months to get radiation or pay for the service at a very high price from their own pockets to get treatment. 80 percent of cancer patients need radiation therapy in their life span. Grecian Hospital’s empanelment comes has a huge relief for the patients and their kin, who don’t need to run from pillar to post for the treatment.

This hospital has more patients than the government hospitals and having treated over 4300 patients has emerged as a leading cancer hospital. The institute is also empanelled to offer treatment under ECHS to heart patients.

Besides this its empanelled for non invasive and interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery and for all associated specialties including general surgery, medicine, gynecology, plastic surgery, laparoscopic surgery etc.

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