Dr. Sujata Mitra

From the Director's Desk

December, 20

In 2017, Tata Trusts approved a project to upgrade MTMH from a 72- bedded cancer hospital to a comprehensive 128 bedded cancer care facility through investment in civil infrastructure and equipment.

The foundation laying ceremony for this project was done on 2nd March 2018 by Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman Tata Trusts and the hospital was formally inaugurated by him on March 13th, 2019.

Post infra-structure and equipment enhancement, there has been a thrust to improve clinical services through development of departments of Medical and Radiation Oncology and Palliative Care in the last year. MTMH and TMH together now provide comprehensive cancer care, covering the spectrum of diagnosis, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and palliative care. The hospital is ably supported by its diagnostic services that provide advanced imaging and test facilities. Day care for chemotherapy is well established and provides patient convenience. Nursing staff have undergone focused training on PICC line insertion and routinely carrying out these procedures.

The palliative care unit funded by Suri Seva Foundation was inaugurated in February 2020. The Corona Pandemic slowed our progress to some degree in this field; however, with an experienced palliative care team, we hope to forge ahead in the coming year.

The hospital was previously empaneled for Central and State Government welfare schemes for BPL patients. It was empaneled for Ayushman Bharat in October last year and has treated around 3000 patients so far through this scheme. Institutional and private donors also help in providing funds for treatment to poor patients.

The IT System has been upgraded. Digital Medical Record has been established. This year’s annual business plan includes commissioning of a second MRI. MTMH hopes to establish itself as a level one referral hospital for cancer patients in the state.

Dr. Sujata Mitra
Director, MTMH