Jamshedpur, Oct. 2: In a significant development aimed at enabling cancer care treatment for more patients, Meherbai Tata Memorial Hospital (MTMH) Jamshedpur has started accepting beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) from today.
Dr RN Sharma, Chairman, MTMH opened the scheme at MTMH today with inauguration
of the dedicated Ayushman Bharat counters in presence of Dr Sujata Mitra,
Dr Amitava Upadhyay, Consultant Medical Oncology, Dr Anindya Mukherjee and Dr Aditya Prakash, Consultant Radiation Oncology, Dr Sanghamitra Jena, Consultant, Surgical Oncology, B P Singh, Head Administration as well as other Doctors and administrative staff of MTMH were also present on the occasion.
The first beneficiaries of
Ayushman Bharat who were registered at MTMH today were
Badal Mallik of Dhanbad and Alam Ara, Giridih. A golden card was prepared for Meher Murmu.
Earlier in March this year, Ratan Tata, Chairman of The Tata Trusts, inaugurated the new Comprehensive Cancer Care Facility at the newly renovated Meherbai Tata Memorial Hospital (MTMH) accompanied by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons with the objective of bringing in far reaching effect on improving Cancer care in Jharkhand.
An air- conditioned, 40-bedded day care ward is functional in the renovated hospital and helps patient complete chemotherapy during the day avoiding overnight admission in select cases. The medical and radiation oncology indoor wards are fully equipped and air conditioned. The OPD has 8 consultant chambers and the patient can consult with all specialties-Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology at one place.
A state of the art True Beam radiotherapy machine is now fully functional, treating patients with the most advanced and precise radiation therapy.
Jharkhand�s first PET-CT machine is operational and caters to patients requiring early cancer detection and recurrence. Patients from outside Jamshedpur also avail this facility.
With the Ayushman Bharat scheme now implemented at MTMH, comprehensive cancer care will be easily available to the more patients from the needier sections of society in an around Jamshedpur. More patients from the state will have access to good infrastructure much nearer home, eliminating the need to travel long distances for advanced facilities.
MTMH now houses 128 beds and provides modern cancer diagnostic and treatment facilities with state of the art equipment. It is important to mention that MTMH Jamshedpur which was established in 1975, has been a provider of exemplary cancer care services in the state. MTMH is named after Lady Meherbai Tata, wife of Sir Dorabji Tata who was a pioneering champion of social change and women�s rights more than a century ago.
In the next few years, MTMH together with TMH hopes to establish level one referral cancer care in the state.
Worthwhile to mention that MTMH also extends its services to Government and Public Sector undertakings such as, SAIL, HEC, HCL, CCL, NML, Railways and others. The number of OPD patients at MTMH annually is around 25,000. Annual admissions number around 9,500 of which 3,000 are new patients. The figures have been increasing by around 7% each year.