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Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital, Sangrur is a newly opened cancer hospital in the rural Punjab by a combined effort of Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
(an autonomous body under the administrative control of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India), and Punjab State Government.
It is located in the campus of District Civil Hospital Sangrur, Punjab. This hospital has been commissioned in January 2015 and so far registered about 5000 new patients.
Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital, Sangrur has all the required facilities to treat cancer patients like Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Medical Oncology. This hospital has fully computerized the patient information system that saves the precious time of patients, standardising the management system and at the same time taking care of environment by minimizing the use of papers.Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital also comes under the Mukh Mantri Punjab Cancer Raah Kosh Scheme (MMPCRKS) to support cancer patient from Punjab.
Medical Faculty members :-
All medical faculty members of this Hospital are trained from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
The Department of Radio-diagnosis is well equipped with advanced imaging modalities required to cater the need of Diagnostic as well as Intervention purposes.
In this way, the radiology department caters the various diagnostic procedures required for optimum diagnosis and treatment of various cancers.
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY
HBCH Department of Pathology is a well equipped with all the equipments required for doing Biochemistry, Haematological, Serological, Cytological, Immunological and Histopathological tests pertaining to cancer diagnosis and treatment
Microscopic examination and analysis of blood, body fluids (e.g., urine, peritoneal fluid, cerebrospinal fluid), histopathology, bone marrow etc is done by expert pathologists trained in Oncopathology.
We have fully automated state of art equipments and testing facilities which include:
We are also running two basic paramedical courses namely 3 years BMLT course and 6 Month training in basic laboratory techniques Course. The Department of Pathology is committed to provide the best possible support for clinical management of cancer patients using contemporary Laboratory techniques meeting the highest standards of Ethical practice.
The Medical Oncology Department at HBCH Sangrur started its services in January 2015. We have gradually picked up in terms of number of patients treated as well as the varieties of malignancies treated. Around 40- 50 patients visit the medical oncology outpatient clinic daily. Our OPD services run daily from Monday to Saturday. Day care runs from 9 am to 7 pm on Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Chemotherapy is administered in the 11 bedded day care facility of the hospital. We also have inpatient facility at our hospital.
We have facilities for treatment of Head and Neck, Breast, Esophagus, Lung, Gastrointestinal, Gynaecological & Urological malignancies, Soft tissue sarcomas and Bone tumors. Among Hematological malignancies, we treat multiple Myeloma, Hodgkins lymphoma, Non hodgkin’s lymphoma, CML and CLL. We offer both intravenous and oral chemotherapies and monoclonal antibodies.
Most of the patients are treated on cash less system under the Punjab Mukhya Mantri Cancer Scheme.
We perform surgical procedures for all types of head & neck, breast, gynecological, lower gastrointestinal, soft tissue & skin (including reconstruction with local flaps) and Urological cancers.
DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Radiation Oncology is an advanced branch of modern cancer treatment, which is painless & incision less. The branch deals with the painless cancer treatment by using the high-dose radioactive rays like X-rays & y- rays.
We have a state of the art Radiation Oncology Department with all treatment modalities like Conventional, 3DCRT, IMRT, IGRT, VMAT, SRS /SRT/SBRT for External beam Radiation.
We have an Integrated Brachytherapy Unit for treatments like:
Following treatment units we have in our department
We have our own pharmacy near surgical building where all quality surgical, chemotherapeutic items & other consumable are available at subsidized rates.
Fully backed with specially trained IT personnel, Department of Information technology allows health care providers to collect, store, retrieve, and transfer information electronically
As the work load of HBCH, Sangrur has increased considerably the existing bed strengh is unable to meet the demand. Based on the request from TMC the State Government has started construction of additional building to house the hospital facilities at a cost of Rs. 10 crores and also additional 20 houses at a cost of Rs. 3.50 crores. The new building is likely to be commissioned during the first quarter of 2018.
We Are Supported By State Government of Punjab
Punjab government made a significant contribution in helping the hospital where it stands today. Punjab Government has made buildings for the hospitals like RT block, Surgical block and OPD block. They also have made a separate building for upcoming MRI project to be run by Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital. They have also renovated the some existing quarters for residence of doctors within the hospital campus and also made 8 new flats, especially for doctor’s residence in the reputed area in front of Maharaja Ranbir Club, Sangrur.We also have fully furnished Girl’s Hostel for Female Employees within a campus with the help of Punjab Govt.
We are very much thankful to our donors viz., Lok Sewa Society , Sangrur, Smt . Raksha Devi, Smt. Kamlesh Kumari, Shree Kuldeep Singh, Dr. Navjot Kalra.
Five B.Sc. courses are started in HBCH, Sangrur in affiliation with Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab . The courses are B.Sc. (Laboratory Technology), Radiotherapy Technology, Radiology, Anesthesia and Operation Theatre. In each stream 2 students are taken every year. HBCH pays Rs. 5000 per month to each student as stipend. In addition there is six month training course for Laboratory technician and from October 2017 six month course for Radiotherapy Technician also being started. Both six month courses are also will have stipend to the students. Nursing students are also trained for Oncology management.The first batch of B.Sc. (Laboratory Technology) and Radiotherapy have topped the university.
Research : Research activities conducted, publications, etc.
As HBCH, Sangrur is a very young organisation research activity is yet to start in full scale. Only one clinical trail (multi centre) in Radiotherapy Department started recently.