MTMH Jamshedpur to add new cancer facilities

Jamshedpur: Meherbai Tata Memorial Hospital (MTMH), a trusted hospital in Jamshedpur was established in 1975 to cater to cancer patients as this region is in expansion mode.

It is further expanding its services by installing a new MRI machine on the TMH campus for the convenience of admitted patients. Currently, sick patients are transported to the MTMH campus for MRI. With the installation of a 2nd MRI, patients will save time and patient transport will be safer.

It is named after Lady Meherbai Tata, wife of Sir Dorabji Jamshedji Tata. In 2017, Tata Trusts approved a project to transform the MTMH from a 72-bed cancer hospital into a comprehensive 128-bed cancer care facility through investments in civil infrastructure and equipment.

The foundation laying ceremony of this project was performed on March 2, 2018 by Ratan Tata and the modernized hospital was inaugurated by him on March 13, 2019. MTMH, a 128-bed hospital, now offers comprehensive care facilities against cancer, including medicine and radio-oncology, Oncology surgery with TMH, Palliative Care and advanced diagnostic means (CT, MRI, PET-CT). It has an NABL accredited laboratory. Image-guided biopsies, which are not performed anywhere else in Jamshedpur, are regularly performed at MTMH. The infrastructure includes a day chemotherapy service, a Pritpal palliative care center (funded by the Suri Foundation) and well-equipped general rooms and cabins. –

Moreover, a state-of-the-art True Beam Radiation Therapy machine, one of its kind in Jharkhand, helps to treat patients with the most advanced and accurate Radiation Therapy.

Dr. Sujata Mitra, director of the hospital, said continuous improvement was needed to keep pace with patient needs.

A 4-bed intensive care unit at the MTMH will be inaugurated on December 22 for patients requiring intensive care. Three specialized cabins have been built for blood cancer patients who need to be protected from infection.

Another first for Jharkhand is lutetium therapy, which will start soon at MTMH, for prostate cancer patients who have failed to respond to conventional treatment.

A cancer awareness rally is organized with Inner Wheel Club of Jamshedpur on November 9 to educate the public. Schoolchildren, doctors, nurses and prominent members of society will participate in this gathering.

Children’s Day will be celebrated for children battling cancer at the Kudy Mahanty Auditorium on November 14 where MTMH would like to recognize these brave hearts as well as thank the sponsors who donated for their treatment.

MTMH accepts patients under the PM-JAY (Ayushman Bharat) scheme. Many patients are also cared for by Mukhyamantri Gambhir Bimari Yojana. On top of that, companies and individuals are supporting poor patients through generous donations (KMCO Trust, Suri Seva Foundation, JCAPCPL, Tinplate to name a few). MTMH’s endeavor is to ensure that no cancer patient suffers due to lack of funds and they are able to do so due to the immense support of Jamshedpur Society.