Udupi, Mar 23: The Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre (MCCCC) of Kastutba Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, has been designated as a centre of excellence in cancer supportive care by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). This prestigious recognition is a testament to MCCCC's unwavering commitment to providing exceptional cancer care to patients. This is the first designated Centre in Asia.
Dr H S Ballal, pro chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, handed over the certificate to Dr Naveen S Salins, associate dean- KMC, coordinator, Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre and professor & head of the department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care and said: "We are honored to receive this recognition from MASCC. It is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care to our patients. Our team is dedicated to advancing the science of supportive care in cancer and improving the quality of life for patients and their families."
"MASCC is a global multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of supportive care in cancer. It aims to promote research, education, and clinical practice in this field and recognizes institutions that meet the highest standards of cancer care. MCCCC's designation as a centre of excellence in supportive care in cancer reflects its exceptional care for patients and their families. The centre offers a comprehensive range of services, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and palliative care. Its team of experienced and dedicated physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals work collaboratively to provide personalized care that meets the unique needs of each patient," he added.
On this occasion, vice chancellor of MAHE, Manipal Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh stated: "We are pleased to get this honour from MASCC. It is a credit to our team's hard work and commitment to providing cancer patients and their families with the best quality of care. We are devoted to advancing the science of supportive care for cancer patients and increasing patient outcomes."
Dr Sharath K Rao, pro vice chancellor (Health Sciences), MAHE said, "Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre (MCCCC) is a state-of-the-art cancer care facility that offers comprehensive cancer care services to patients in the region. The centre is equipped with the latest technology and staffed by a team of experienced physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are dedicated to providing personalized care that meets the unique needs of each patient."
Dr Padmaraj Hegde, dean, KMC, Dr Anand Venugopal, COO, Teaching Hospital, MAHE, Manipal, Dr Avinash Shetty, medical superintendent, Kasturba Hospital Manipal, Dr Shiran Shetty, deputy medical superintendent, Kasturba Hospital Manipal and HoDs of MCCCC were present on the occasion.