Health Matters: Jehangir Hospital launches advanced Centre for Endoscopy

Jehangir Hospital has launched a new state-of-the-art advanced endoscopy center. The advanced endoscopy center includes the latest Exera 3 video endoscopy system with 190 series endoscopes, which provide clear benefits such as dual focus, brighter and higher contrast narrowband imaging and improved image quality that are invaluable in early diagnosis of GI cancers and classification of colon and gastric polyps without the need for biopsies. It also helps diagnose cancer at an early stage, using these systems and skills to remove early cancers or precancerous lesions, even without the need for surgery. The new scopes also feature an integrated water jet channel that provides endoscopists with clearer vision during hemostasis in patients with active bleeding or during complex therapeutic procedures. said Vinod Sawantwadkar, CEO of Jehangir Hospital.

The center is launched to deliver world-class patient experiences by providing a total solution to all GI issues and interventions in one place, avoiding the unnecessary movement of patients or equipment to the OR for advanced therapeutic procedures.

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Access Life Assistance Foundation opens its Pune Center in Kalyaninagar for children suffering from cancer

On the occasion of their 7th anniversary, Access Life Assistance Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides multidisciplinary supportive care to families coming to Mumbai and Pune to treat their child’s cancer, has announced the launch of a new center in Kalyani Nagar , Poona. This center has 10 units that have the capacity to accommodate 10 families, a total of 30 beneficiaries (1 child and two caregivers).

In Pune, the NGO is affiliated with Bharati Vidyapeeth Hospital, Deenanath Mangeshkar Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital. The NGO has welcomed eight children with their families since the center’s launch in Pune. Access Life offers children and their families an interim hygienic home that gives the children and their parents the upper hand in their fight against cancer. We also try to improve their quality of life by providing practical support services, educational resources and recreational programs. Our services include free accommodation, food, safe transport and a cleaning and care package with hygiene items for each child.

Access Life established its first center in June 2014 in Chembur, Mumbai and has grown into 5 pediatric cancer care centers in Mumbai and Pune housing 70 families (210 people as each child lives with her/his parents) at any given time. In Mumbai, they are affiliated with Tata Memorial Hospital, BJ Wadia, LTMGH Sion, CTC Hospital Borivali and SRCC Children’s Hospital, said Ankeet Dave, co-founder of Access Life.

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