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Monday, June 8, 2009

Government Medical College Hospital inspected

Government Medical College Hospital inspected
Staff Reporter
For installation of linear accelerator radiotherapy equipment
— Photo: N. Rajesh 

assessment: An expert team at the Government Medical College Hospital in Tuticorin on Saturday.
Tuticorin: A team consisting of doctors led by Palanivel, Senior Regional Director, Health Services, visited the Government Medical College Hospital, Tuticorin, on Saturday, as part of preliminary inspection.
The team held discussions with J. Ravi Shankar, Dean of the hospital, on installation of a modern linear accelerator radiotherapy equipment at the hospital to facilitate radiation treatment for cancer patients without any side effects.
Installation of the equipment would obviate the need for patients to go to hospitals in other cities thus saving time and money.
The team also made an assessment of the infrastructure facilities at the hospital with regard to sanction of Central government funds under National Cancer Control Programme to establish and strengthen an exclusive Oncology wing to cater to the needs of cancer patients.
Team members
M. Balu David, Director, Government Aringar Anna Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Regional Cancer Centre, Kancheepuram, and P.G. Jayaprakash, Additional Director, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram were among the team members.
The faculty members in the Department of Radiotherapy, including V. Viswanathan, Lalitha Ramasubramaniam and J. Silas, among others, were present.

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