Visakhapatnam

Hi-tech bone marrow transplant centre inaugurated in city

MGCHRI Managing Director V. Murali Krishna explaining about the equipment installed at the bone marrow transplant unit in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

MGCHRI Managing Director V. Murali Krishna explaining about the equipment installed at the bone marrow transplant unit in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.  

It offers healthcare for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions

A ‘Centre for Advanced Haematology and Haemato-Oncology’ (bone marrow transplant unit) of the Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (MGCHRI) was inaugurated at Unique Hospital premises in Health City, Arilova, on Thursday. This is said to be the first such facility of its kind in Andhra Pradesh.

Facilities galore

Equipped with four transplant suites and well trained experts in haematology and haemato-oncology, the unit can offers both autologous and allonogeneic stem cell transplantation facilities.

BMT procedures can treat cancerous conditions such as leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and non-cancerous conditions such as aplastic anaemia, sickle cell anaemia, thalassaemia and immuno-deficiency disorders, MGCHRI Managing Director Dr. Voona Murali Krishna told the media here.

The unit has a core team of professionals – Dr. B. Rakesh Reddy, senior medical oncologist, Dr. Chandrasekhar, consultant haematologist, Dr. Praveena Voona, consultant medical oncologist and Dr. G. Veniprasanna, pathologist.

Robotic surgery

“The MGCHRI which has completed 13 years of services in cancer care has also achieved another milestone of completing 100 robotic surgeries,” Dr. Murali Krishna said.

Dr. K. Radha Krishna, senior paediatrician and neo-natologist Dr. K. Vishnu Prasad, senior neuro-surgeon and former DME, Dr. R. Madan Mohan, senior haematologist and haemato-oncologist were present on the occasion.

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