March, 2019: SBI Life Insurance through
its CSR initiative has come forward to support MNJ Cancer Hospital to
improve treatment outcomes of Paediatric Cancers through its CSR partner Helping
to a press release SBI has donated 13 ICU beds, which will now
augment the bed capacity in the newly created Paediatric Intensive Care
Unit (PICU) & Paediatric Day Care Unit (PDCU) under
the medical oncology department of the state-run MNJ Cancer Hospital.
With 5% and
more Paediatric Cancer being diagnosed and reported the need for enhancing bed
capacity particularly for Intensive Care will be a boon for economically
backward patients who cannot afford high out of pocket expenses said Dr.
N. Jayalata, Director of MNJ Cancer Hospital.
Children below 14 years and adolescents below 25 years diagnosed with Cancers
more of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) and other solid tissue Malignancies
are required to be given induction chemotherapy in PICU for the first 4 weeks
& later consolidation protocol after 4 weeks in PDCU said Dr.
Krishna Chaitanya, Medical Oncologist in charge of the Paediatric Unit at
MNJ Cancer Hospital.
during induction chemotherapy is high
Dr. Krishna Chaitanya further added the mortality during induction chemotherapy is high due to Febrile Neutropenia /Infections and management of children affected with Leukaemia in the critical care setting will make it easier for management of infections and will improve treatment outcomes while thanking SBI Life to help the hospital augment bed capacity.
The new facility was today formally inaugurated by Mr. Anil Bhatt, Regional Director, SBI Life, Telangana Region, Dr. N. Jayalata, Director MNJ Cancer Hospital in the presence of Mr. Saurabh, Associate Vice – President, HR, Mr. S.S. Bhavani Shankar, Sr Divisional Manager, SBI Life, Mr. Mujtaba Askari of Helping Hand Foundation and Life Mitra of SBI Life Insurance , Telangana Region & MNJ Cancer Hospital.