Jain inaugurates new cancer detection machine at DSCI
Delhi Health minister Satyendar Jain has announced a new branch of Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI) hospital which would be three times larger than the existing hospital.
“Very soon there will be a new branch that will be added to DSCI which will be three times bigger than the Dilshad Garden branch,” said Jain on the occasion of 10th year formation ceremony of the hospital. On this occasion Jain formally launched the PET-CT and Gama camera, a high-tech cancer diagnosis machine at the institute. The only dedicated cancer hospital of Delhi government handles around 1,000 patients per day.
The high grade medical facility which is expected to be available to patients from next week is expected to help the cancer patients great deal financially. Available only in certain medical institutes in the city, the cost of tests through PET-CT facility is Rs 20,000 but at DSCI it will be conducted at only Rs 5,000. In AIIMS the cost of this test is at Rs 7,500.
Dr R K Grover, Director DSCI said: “In the upcoming days the institute is going to avail the facility of medical cyclotron isotope which will further cut the cost of PET- CT test and will be able to support 60 departments of the institute.” Jain further said that presently PET CT tests will be done for 60 patients per week but later it will be increased with more such machines so that maximum patients can avail the facility.