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Jay Prabha Medanta Hospital, Patna Launches Comprehensive Cancer Care Programme with Eastern India’s First Varian Edge Machine

Patna, February 04, 2024: Bringing world-class cancer care to the region, Bihar Chief Minister Shri. Nitish Kumar inaugurated Eastern India’s first Varian Edge Radiation Machine and launched the Comprehensive Cancer Care Programme at Jay Prabha Medanta Hospital, Patna in the presence of Dr. Naresh Trehan (Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta), Mr. Pankaj Sahni (Group CEO & Director, Medanta) and eminent oncologists from Medanta. After a walkthrough of the state-of-the-art cancer facility with Shri. Nitish Kumar, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta Group addressed the gathering, “Medanta's Comprehensive Cancer Care Programme is equipped with high-end Varian Edge Radiation Machine, which will prove to be a milestone in Bihar’s fight against cancer. This machine will help our experts treat tumours of any size and shape in any part of the body, even places that were hitherto hard to reach, with submillimetric precision. This machine will help deliver radiation with high precision and minimal impact on the healthy surrounding tissue, reducing morbidity and mortality.” The state-of-the-art cancer care facility is equipped to offer world-class treatment and aims to revolutionise cancer care in Bihar. Led by the best doctors, Medanta Patna’s Comprehensive Cancer Care Programme creates an ecosystem supported by modern infrastructure, cutting-edge imaging and diagnostic machines, and advanced technologies, making it one of the most advanced facilities for cancer treatment in this part of the country. This will eliminate the need for patients and their caregivers to travel long distances for a second opinion or treatment. After the programme’s ground-breaking ceremony, Dr. Ravi Shankar Singh, Medical Director, Jay Prabha Medanta Hospital, Patna said, “The Comprehensive Cancer Care Programme at Jay Prabha Medanta Patna will offer the advanced cancer care of global standard for the people of Bihar and its surrounding states. We are now fully equipped to deliver advanced cancer treatments, and ensure round-the-clock specialised care for critically ill patients. Our goal is to provide personalised care that offers patients the best-possible outcome and quality of life.” The facility has highly specialised and dedicated teams of doctors comprising of organ-specific cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, haemato-oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, and oncology nurses who are committed to systematically assess each patient and provide an individualised, evidence-based treatment plan for treating all types of cancer. This facility is the first-of-its-kind in Bihar to offer Total Body Irradiation needed for Bone Marrow Transplant patients. Other advanced therapies offered here include Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT), and Rapid Arc Therapy. The hospital also becomes Bihar's first to provide total body irradiation for bone marrow transplant patients, further expanding its comprehensive range of cancer treatments. The launch event was also attended by prominent figures from the Medanta Cancer Institute, including Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Prasad, Director of Radiation Therapy Surgery, Dr. Sundeep Kumar in Surgical Oncology, and Dr. Amarendra Amar in Medical Oncology, renowned doctors from several other healthcare institutions from the city to name a few. With the Varian Edge machine, Jay Prabha Medanta Hospital, Patna reaffirms its dedication to offering the highest standard of cancer care, ensuring that patients and their families have access to the best possible treatments without the need to travel far from home. About Medanta: Founded by Dr. Naresh Trehan, a world-renowned cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon who has been awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri, the third- and fourth-highest civilian awards in India, and the Dr. B.C. Roy Award in recognition of his distinguished contribution to medicine, Medanta (Global Health Limited) is one of the largest private multi-specialty tertiary care providers operating in the North and East regions of India, with key specialties including cardiac science, neurosciences, oncology, digestive and hepatobiliary sciences, orthopaedics, liver transplant, and kidney and urology, according to the report titled “An assessment of the healthcare delivery market in India, September 2022” by CRISIL Limited. Under the “Medanta” brand, the Company has a network of five hospitals currently in operation (Gurugram, Indore, Ranchi, Lucknow, and Patna). Spanning an area of 4.7 million sq. ft., its operational hospitals have 2,571 installed beds as on December 31, 2022. It also has one hospital under-construction in Noida. The Company provides healthcare services in over 30 medical specialties and engages over 1,400 doctors led by highly experienced department heads. About Jay Prabha Medanta Hospital Patna: Jay Prabha Medanta Hospital Patna is part of the esteemed Medanta Group, known for its excellence in healthcare and commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care. With a focus on leveraging advanced technology and research, Medanta Hospital Patna aims to deliver comprehensive healthcare services across various medical specialties to the people of Bihar and beyond.
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