Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health City sets up 10-bedded BMT unit

Our Bureau, BengaluruFriday, February 3, 2023, 17:20 Hrs  [IST]

Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health City has now set up 10-bedded Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit .The objective is to strengthen its presence in cancer care solutions in Karnataka region.
The facility was inaugurated by Dr. Devi Shetty, chairman & executive director, Narayana Health and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, executive chairperson - Biocon and Biocon Biologics.
The event was also graced by Dr. Emmanuel Rupert, managing director and group CEO, Narayana Health and Dr. Sharat Damodar, chairman - oncology services & clinical director – MSMC, Narayana Health.
With the launch, BMT Unit has strengthened its capacity to 34 beds by adding 10 new beds. Furthermore, the inauguration was attended by 35 cancer survivors to raise awareness about cancer, importance of early detection and latest treatment modalities.
The new unit aims to offer patients from Bengaluru, Karnataka state and nearby areas an easy access to qualified international standards of cancer care for bone marrow transplant. The unit will boost of CAR-T Cell Therapy & Immunotherapy and has proficient medical staff including of haemato-oncologists, BMT physicians and nursing staff.
BMT is an effective treatment modality for cancerous conditions like acute and chronic myeloid and lymphoblastic leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Primary Myelofibrosis and multiple myeloma. It is also a preferred form of treatment for blood disorders like aplastic anaemia, immunodeficiency disorders, congenital storage disorders, congenital errors of metabolism and Haemoglobinopathies such as thalassemia and sickle cell anaemia. Earlier, the leading healthcare chain had added another feather to it illustrious cap by successfully treating 2,000 patients through bone marrow transplant in October 2022, which gave them the distinction of being the first healthcare provider in the country to have performed 2,000 bone marrow transplants.