Introduction

Pursuing the hope of a healthy, happy life, for all.

Paediatric Hematology - Oncology at MMHRC is a division of the Department of Paediatrics, established in January 2010. Its mission is to provide comprehensive care with state-of-the-art facilities, to all children with cancer and blood disorders. This division is backed by support and excellent cooperation from the various departments including Radiology, Anaesthesiology, Pathology, Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncology; and various subspecialties of surgery - including Neurosurgery, GI surgery, Urology, Cardiothoracic surgery, Orthopaedics; and various other services in the hospital such as clinical laboratory services, blood bank etc. The centre has trained and dedicated specialists in order to deliver optimum care to the patients, in a child-friendly environment.

MISSION:

Our mission at MMHRC is to continue to provide state-of-the-art care for children with cancer regardless of their paying capacity.
Our aim is to become an eminent and reputable centre in India for the treatment of children with cancer and blood disorders.
We hope to become a renowned institute for post-graduate education of paediatric haematology-oncology, attracting national and international graduates.

 

 

Facilities

  • Inpatient facilities consist of 24 beds, each in single rooms (including 10 special rooms with attached bath rooms)
  • Day Care facilities include 6 beds for chemotherapy infusions and transfusions
  • Procedure room with anaesthesia support for procedures like intrathecal chemotherapy and bone marrow aspirate/biopsy
  • Pediatric ICU/post-operative ward with 8 beds (common to general paediatrics and paediatric oncology)

SERVICES:

Blood Bank
Clinical Laboratory services

The types of childhood cancers treated at MMHRC includes

  • Leukemias
  • Lymphomas
  • Brain tumours
  • Wilms’ tumour
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Sarcomas
  • Bone tumours
  • Germ cell tumours
  • Liver tumours
  • Carcinomas

We take great pride in the fact that we are able to treat all children with cancer regardless of their paying capacity. Thanks to the generous support from the Camila Children’s Cancer Fund. This charitable fund helps the underprivileged to pay for expensive medications and laboratory tests. MMHRC remains committed to providing free services to the poorest.The types of blood disorders we treat includes inherited blood disorders like Thalassemia and haemophilia.We also treat acquired blood disorders including immune and non-immune thrombocytopenias and various types of anaemias and neutropenia syndromes.

SPECIALIZED SERVICES:

  • Platelet pheresis is offered by our blood bank.
  • Those interested in donating platelets by pheresis for children with cancer are requested to call the Blood Bank or Paediatric hematology oncology at 9855481111.
  • A hematopoietic stem cell transplant service for adults and children .
  • For out-station children we provide night-accommodation in our Day Care Ward, for those undergoing daily radiation treatments.

Doctors

  • Dr. S. Jayabose, MBBS, DCH, AB Ped, AB Ped. Heme-Onc. - Director of the division and Senior Consultant
  • Dr. Kasi Viswanathan, M.D (Gen. Med), D.M (Hem. Onc) - Consultant
  • Dr. RM. Annapoorani, M.D (Paed) - Jr. Consultant