Bhubaneswar, 16th April, 2016: AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, recently announced its collaboration with Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) of Mumbai in a bid to offer world class cancer treatment to the people of Odisha and East India. The announcement was done in the presence of noted oncologist Dr Suresh H Advani, MD, Medical Oncology, ACI, Mr. Rupak Barua, CEO, AMRI Hospitals Ltd, Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Director, ACI & Onco-surgeon and Dr. Salil Kumar Mohanty, VP, Unit Head, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar.
Under this collaborative initiative, AMRI Hospitals & Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) is all set to provide a holistic oncology care to the cancer patients getting treated at AMRI, Bhubaneswar by conforming to the high standards of protocol and treatment that is offered at ACI, Mumbai.
Referring to the heavy traffic of cancer patients of travelling to other cities for the better treatment, Dr Suresh H Advani, MD, Medical Oncology, ACI, said, “Cancer is increasingly becoming a widespread malady. The causes of cancer and the new areas of treatments are still being studied and addressed globally. Through this collaborative endeavor, Asian Cancer Institute will try to reach out its services beyond Mumbai and offer world class treatment in cancer to the whole country. We have launched the first phase of our expansion plan by adding 50 bed cancer treatment facility in Bhubaneswar in collaboration with AMRI Hospitals. Now, the cancer patients can get the ACI standard treatments at AMRI – Bhubaneswar.”
Under this initiative of extending its expertise in comprehensive cancer care across the country, each center of Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) will be supported by the local cancer specialists whose expertise will be reinforced by professional help from the Mumbai Center. The specialized quality services at all the centers will be offered at an affordable cost. Mr. Rupak Barua, Group CEO, AMRI Hospitals Ltd said, “This collaboration between AMRI Bhubaneswar and ACI is going to open a new horizon of cancer treatment not only for the people of Odisha but will cater to the entire eastern part of the country. Patients from these regions would no more be required to travel as far as to Mumbai to avail cancer treatment of global standards from institutions like ACI. AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar has brought the same facility closer to home with this collaboration.”
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Salil Kumar Mohanty, VP, Unit Head, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar said “It is a historic event for AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar. Association of Asian Cancer Institute Mumbai, which provides world class treatment for cancer patients, will be available to the people of Odisha now. This initiative by AMRI Group of Hospital will add new dimension to the patient care. Moreover, through this collaboration, medical students of Odisha will also be benefitted through their exposure to the best interventions in cancer care Further, the collaboration will be much more cost effect in view of reduction in outstation travel & stay cost.”