Guwahati (Assam): Cancer patients from Barasat, Guwahati and Jamshedpur who found it difficult to get to Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (NSH) in Howrah for consultation earlier, can now avail the same through state-of-the-art Virtual Oncology Clinic (VOC), launchedby Narayana Health (NH). Consultations at VOCs are free.
Through this clinic, Narayana Health (NH) will provide superspeciality consultation for patients who are unable to visit NSH, Howrah. Patients can go to any NH unit in Barasat, Guwahati and Jamshedpurto get a free consultation from cancer specialists through video chat.With this initiative, NH will help patients overcome distance barriers and enable access to medical services that are often not consistently available in distant rural communities and remote regions.
R Venkatesh, Regional Director, said, “We at Narayana Health always look out for ways to help patients. We believe that the VOC will help many. Patients, along with choosing consultation venues can also select the treatment venues from any of the NH units”.
Based on the requirement, surgeries would be done at the referring location, or the case will be referred to NSH Howrah. There would be a single point of contact from each unit to help in coordinating with the doctors stationed at NSH Howrah. Patients can visit any of these NH hospitals from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for consultations with the specialized oncologists through video chat. The platform can be used to get a primary opinion for suspected cancer and/or for second opinions, for those undergoing treatment elsewhere or have already been detected with cancer.
The doctors who would be available for consultation at NSH, Howrah include Dr. Vivek Agarwala, Medical Oncology; Dr. Chandrakanth MV, Medical Oncology; Dr. Jyotirup Goswami, Radiation Oncology; and Dr. Suman Malik, Radiation Oncology.
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