Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital
Govt Royapettah Hospital attached to Kilpauk Medical College was established in 1911 by the Government of Tamilnadu.The hospital is located at West Cott Road Royapettah,Chennai -600014. Govt Royapettah Hospital is unique among all the Govt hospitals as it is the only tertiary care centre with all three divisions of Oncology namely Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Surgical Oncology under one roof.
GRH offers a comprehensive state-of-the-art outpatient and inpatient cancer treatment facilities that bring our expert care closer to patients with comparable cure rate and significant palliation of non cured patients.
Department of Oncology in Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai will be upgraded as an Institute of Oncology by the Govt of Tamilnadu and the process of up gradation has already been initiated.Cancer block with 150 beds will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.17 crores for this purpose.
Evaluation done for referred patients to confirm cancer and further analysis is done for identifying the stage of cancer.
OP and IP statistics of Medical Oncology patients from Jan 2007 to May 2010 are mentioned in the below tabular column.
OP STATISTICS OF CANCER PATIENTS TREATED IN THE DEPARTMENT FROM 2007 TO MAY 2010
Dept of Medical Oncology In Patient Statistics-2007 Monthly statistics
Dept of Medical Oncology In Patient Statistics-2008 Monthly statistics
Dept of Medical Oncology In Patient Statistics-2009 Monthly statistics
Dept of Medical Oncology In Patient Statistics-2010 Monthly statistics
Palliative care consists in caring for patients suffering from pain for a long time.It is generally misunderstood that only people who are terminally ill or those whom doctors have given up hopes of any progress, go to palliative care centers. Far from true,any patient suffering from intense pain requiring long term care can benefit from Hospices. The objective of hospices is to improve the quality of life and render living passable.
Hospices address all the issues in an integrated way. Where needed, medicines like morphine are given in required doses to reduce pain. Wherever supplemental medical treatment or other interventions like chemotherapy, radiationtherapy,etc are indicated, these are provided with the support of nearby hospitals. Counselling is provided to make patient understand and accept the reality. Love, care, company, psychological supports are all given.
Education and Training
Medical Oncology division of Govt Royapettah Hospital offers a number of education and training opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, nursing students and those seeking continuing medical education.
The mission of the Medical Oncology Division is to eliminate cancer and allied diseases through integrated programs in patient care, research, education, and prevention. This Division of Cancer Medicine is striving to make progress to realize this mission, as the division builds strong partnerships with the other divisions as well as with other cancer centers to develop more effective therapies that are targeted to each patient’s unique disease profile. Division investigators are now making appreciable progress in extending survival and improving quality of life for patients with the most difficult to treat tumors such as head and neck cancer, lung cancer,brain tumors, leukemia, breast cancer,gynaec cancer,lymphoma, melanoma, and many challenging but rare tumors.
The comprehensive treatment planning system involves a Tumour Board which consists of a panel of chief doctors of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists. The Board examines referred cases and jointly decides on the best line of treatment for each patient.