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Odisha CM inaugurates Apollo Cancer Centre in Bhubaneswar



Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a state-of-the-art cancer centre on the premises of the Apollo Hospitals Bhubaneswar on Friday.

The Apollo Cancer Centre is equipped with the latest technology amid the need to treat the growing number of cancer cases.

It is the first and only cancer centre in the state to be equipped with cutting-edge linear accelerator technology – HD True Beam STx, which offers the most precise radiation therapy treatment for a better outcome. The centre has sophisticated Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET CT). The 64 slice PET CT machine is equipped with all modern facilities to do every type of PET CT including PET guided biopsies.

Patnaik inaugurated the centre in the presence of City Mayor-elect Sulochana Das and Bhubaneswar North MLA Susanta Rout.

The three-storey centre, which has a built-up area of 50,000 square feet, has 17 dedicated beds for chemotherapy. It is also a major referral centre for the people of Odisha and the neighbouring states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and parts of West Bengal. Apollo Cancer Centre hasorgan-specific cancer management teams delivering exceptional clinical outcomes.

“The Apollo Cancer Centre in Bhubaneswar led by a fine team of Oncologists and equipped with cutting edge medical technologies including Odisha’s first TrueBeam radiotherapy system, will persevere to set new benchmarks in patient care in the region,” said Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited.

 “With the introduction of radiation therapy with capability of radiosurgery, we have ensured that Orissa gets the best of technology available in the world,” said Dinesh Madhavan, President, Group Oncology and International, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited.

Sudhir M Diggikar, Regional CEO-Central Region (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh & Odisha) Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited said, “The inauguration of the cancer centre marks an important day in the history of the healthcare industry in Odisha. Built on the key principles and vision of Apollo Hospitals, ACC Bhubaneswar will offer high-end tertiary care across processes and treatments. ACC Bhubaneswarboasts of a super built-up area of 50,000  sqft with 3 floors. The multi-disciplinary team of doctors with the finest expertise will deliver exemplary patient treatment and experience.”

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