A 20-bed in-patient facility will soon be opened at the Cochin Cancer Research Centre (CCRC). District Collector K. Mohammed Y. Safirulla, the special officer for the centre, said arrangements were being made to frame a provision for the expansion work.
The in-patient facility will provide the much-needed support for poor patients who require immediate hospitalisation and treatment.
It will also be useful for pre-surgery and post-surgery evaluation, said CCRC superintendent Dr. P.G. Balagopal. The extra space in the OP wing is being considered to open a 10-bed ward.
CCRC is also considering setting up a facility to treat cases of neutropenia — a condition of low neutrophils in blood following surgery or chemotherapy.
A pain and palliative unit and a mini auditorium are among the other proposed facilities.
CCRC was started with a few surgeries in an operation theatre made available by Government Medical College, Kalamassery. The centre will be able to take up more surgeries once it has a dedicated operation theatre in the medical college building.
The operation theatre at the medical college earmarked for CCRC is at present being used as a labour room. According to the medical college principal, the renovation of the labour room is in the final stages.
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