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MTMH Jamshedpur upgrades facility, gets new MRI machine, four-bedded ICU

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Chanakya Chaudhary, Ruchi Narendran inaugurate services

Jamshedpur, Dec 9: Meherbai Tata Memorial Hospotal (MTMH) today expanded its services by adding a second MRI, a four-bedded ICU and special cabins. The MRI has been installed at Tata Main Hospital (TMH).

Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel inaugurated new MRI facility today. The new machine will serve the admitted patients at TMH. Previously, sick patients were transported by ambulance to MTMH campus for an MRI scan.

Besides Ruchi Narendran inaugurated a four-bedded Intensive Care Unit and Specialized Cabin Block at MTMH. The construction of this block was supported through a donation from Manish Metal Processing & Engineering Co. Pvt Ltd in memory of Narobabu (NP Sinha). Three specialized cabins have been constructed for blood cancer patients who need to be protected from infection. The total bed strength of MTMH will now be 135.

MTMH, a trust hospital at Jamshedpur was established in 1975 to cater to cancer patients of this region. It is named after Lady Meherbai Tata, wife of Sir Dorabji Jamshedji Tata. In 2017, Tata Trusts approved a project to upgrade MTMH from a 72-bedded cancer hospital to a comprehensive 128-bedded cancer care facility through investment in civil infrastructure and equipment.

The foundation laying ceremony for this project was done on 2nd March 2018 by Ratan Tata and the upgraded hospital was inaugurated by him on 13th March 2019.  MTMH offers comprehensive cancer care facility, including Medical and Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology with TMH, Palliative Care and advanced diagnostic facilities (CT, MRI, PET-CT). It has an NABL accredited laboratory. Image guided biopsies, not done anywhere else in Jamshedpur, are routinely carried out here. The infrastructure includes a Day Care Chemotherapy Ward, Pritpal Palliative Care Centre (funded by Suri Foundation) and well- equipped general wards and cabins.

In addition, a state-of-the-art True Beam Radiotherapy machine, the only one of its kind in Jharkhand helps to treat patients with the most advanced and precise radiation therapy.

MTMH accepts patients under the PM-JAY (Ayushman Bharat) scheme. Many patients are also supported through Mukhyamantri Gambhir Bimari Yojana. Besides these, corporates and individuals support poor patients through generous donations (KMCO Trust, Suri Seva Foundation, JCAPCPL, Tinplate to name a few). The endeavour of MTMH is to ensure that no cancer patient suffers due to lack of fund and it is able to do so because of the immense support from Jamshedpur society.

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