Sarvodaya Opens Daycare Centre for Cancer Patients in South Delhi
Faridabad-based, 500-bed Sarvodaya Hospital & Research Centre has set up a unique standalone daycare centre for cancer patients in South Delhi at Greater Kailash Enclave 1.
The new facility is headed by Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar, one of the first practitioners in cancer chemotherapy in India who is also the President of Indian Society of Oncology and the Director of Sarvodaya Cancer Institute. It provides full nursing care and support to cancer patients in surrounding areas who need to undergo chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted cancer therapy, but do not wish to visit a hospital.
Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar, Director, Sarvodaya Cancer Institute, said, "The opening of Sarvodaya Medicentre is the beginning of a new trend in cancer care in the national capital, where patients had no option till now other than visiting a hospital for getting chemotherapy and supportive therapies. The concept of daycare centers for cancer patients is popular abroad, but is new to India."
Dr.Sumant Gupta, Sr. Consultant, Hemato-oncologist, Sarvodaya Cancer Institute, stated, "Sarvodaya Medicentre in Delhi is staffed by full-time nursing staff and some of India’s best-known cancer specialists. It offers advanced treatment procedures in a clinical environment outside of a hospital setting for patients of all types of cancer including breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, blood cancer, and cervical cancer."
Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Chairman, Sarvodaya Hospital & Research Centre, added, "The Sarvodaya Medicentre in Delhi specializes in cancer management using drugs, including prevention, early detection, treatment and rehabilitation. Before patients undergo any treatment, they are given adequate counselling on side effects, dosage and after-treatment care. We are planning to launch two more such daycare centersfor cancer patients in other parts of Delhi in the coming months to meet the growing demand for the treatment of cancer."