Kozhikode headquartered Meitra Hospital unveiled a top-notch blood cancer treatment facility under the leadership and expertise of Dr. Ragesh R. Nair, a respected and well recognized personality in the field. This marks the upgrade of the existing setup to the Department of Hematology, Haemato-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant, which is set to provide state-of-the-art treatment for blood cancers like Myeloma, Lymphoma, Leukemia and other blood disorders. The department will infuse world-class treatment with evidence-based care protocols under the supervision of highly trained and accomplished experts.
The services being offered now include chemo-immunotherapy and Allogenic/Autologous bone marrow transplant (BMT) in addition to BMT for Sickle Cell and Thalassemia conditions amongst others.
“We welcome Dr. Ragesh R Nair as the director of the department. His inclusion will let Meitra Hospital give focused attention to the treatment of blood cancers and bring in the much needed expertise to battle these life threatening conditions. The department with its team of dedicated doctors, nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists and counsellor ensure the delivery of the care mandates that are at par with global standards”, said Dr. P. Mohanakrishnan, CEO, Meitra Hospital.
Dr. Ragesh R. Nair gained his MD in Internal Medicine and DM in Clinical Haematology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi and is a globally published author He is adept at performing adult and pediatric bone marrow transplants for not just malignant blood disorders such as a range of blood cancers, but also for non-malignant blood disorders such asaplastic anemia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia as well as for germ cell tumor, cases of multiple sclerosis, selected cases of systemic sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.
“Kerala is placed as the cancer capital of India with the highest incidence of cancer prevalence. For every 100000 persons a little over 135 people have cancer in Kerala as against 105 nationally according to a studypublished in The Lancet Oncology, a few years back. The same study ranks Leukemia amongst top eight types of cancers with more men showing incidence of leukemia than women. It also urges private sector to play a vital role in stemming this unmet need for better care and treatment facility. Meitra Hospital with this newly energized set up is all poised to play a vital role in delivering highest quality care for a wide array of blood cancers.” said Dr. Ragesh R Nair.
Meitra hospital with its advanced facility is set to offer superior treatment for not just malignant blood cancers but also non malignant conditions requiring bone marrow transplants. There are three common types of BMT currently being performed globally. These are autologous transplant which uses your own blood-forming cells, allogeneic transplant which use blood-forming cells donated by someone else and haploidentical transplant – a type of allogeneic transplant.