SKIMS adds 15 beds to cancer ward

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SRINAGAR: Furthering its commitment to improve the cancer care facilities and to bring a higher level of care close to the patients, the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar on Wednesday added 15 more beds to its day care ward dedicated for treatment and management of cancer patients, an official statement issued here said.
On the occasion, Director SKIMS & Ex-Officio Secretary to Government (Prof. Omar Javed Shah) said the SKIMS, which is a multi-super-specialty hospital, is providing all kinds of treatment facilities to the patients suffering from various malignancies through Regional Cancer Center established at SKIMS “wherein well-established services are offered to the patients with better access besides providing extra ordinary oncology care closer to the community we serve”.
“The cancer patients deserve the best and our plans blend comfortable, spacious facilities, advanced technology and a streamlined convenient care process for an ideal patient experience. Our community has come to know and trust the doctors and level of care they provide,” Prof. Omar said.
In addition to the physical expansion and transformations that have taken place, SKIMS will set its services apart from others with its multi-disciplinary approach to care. In out futuristic vision, each expansion project will create multi-disciplinary clinic, space, where navigating a cancer diagnosis begins with a single, yet comprehensive modality. The SKIMS was established to help the patients and their families navigate through what may be one of the most difficult times, Director said.
“It is because of the increase in number of patients due to high incidence of cancer, the space was found quite inadequate and would often result into patients waiting and in order to minimize the alleviate the miseries of the patients and to avoid the long queues, which were witnessed at SKIMS, an urgent measure in terms of enhancement of bed capacity was taken with the objective to provide the relief to the cancer patients,” he added.
Prof. M. Maqbool Lone, HOD Radiation Oncology/Nodal Officer for the upcoming State Cancer Institute, Prof. Gul Mohammad, HOD Medical Oncology, Prof. Javid Rasool HOD Clinical Haematology, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Jan, Joint Medical Superintendent, Dr. Haroon Rashid, Assistant Medical Superintendent & Faculty Incharge, Ward Block besides others officers from Engineering/Estates/ Security/Sanitation were also present on the occasion.