Vasantha Memorial Cancer Centre , Ashok Nagar, Chennai
The Vasantha Memorial Cancer Centre was opened on 27th Aug 08 .It is a clinic cum chemotherapy centre that focuses on providing quality day care for patients. It is located centrally in Chennai at a 7 minute walk from Ashok Pillar at Ashok Nagar. Spread over two floors and a total built up area of 1800 sq. ft, the day care cancer centre provides free or highly subsidized cancer therapy for patients primarily for blood and breast cancers.The Centre is built on the model that enables people to avail Concessional , high quality chemotherapy through a day care facility.
Out patient clinics
The centre has independent rooms for specialists to assist and consult with patients.
Chemotherapy & Day care Ward
Fully equipped 4 bedded ward with nurses trained in chemotherapy administration and supervised by doctor.
Each bed has Digiinfusa to deliver drugs accurately and has a monitor attached.Defibrillator and resuscitation equipment & drugs available.
Chemotherapy for all types of cancer given but the focus is on Blood & breast cancers.. The ward is fully air conditioned.
It is equipped like a minor Operation theatre.
Bone marrow biopsies and Lumbar punctures are done here on a routine basis.
Worshops & training
A 25 seater hall with built in Public address system, computer and LED Television. Workshops and educational programs are held regularly and volunteers trained to create cancer awareness in the masses . Patient and their relatives are also educated for care during chemotherapy
In a bid to do something to bring about a green environment , a tastefully done terrace garden is a home to more than 300 potted plants. Exotic and common flowering plants and green cover the entire area .The mainteneance is carried about by hsoptial staff themselves.
- Dr. Ramanathan Jayaraman MD – Consultant In hematology & Oncology
- Dr. Dhanasekar Padmanabhan , M. Ch – Consultant Surgical oncologist
- Mrs. Sundari Vishwanathan – . Hon Nursing Superintendent
- Ms. Aarthi – Staff Nurse
- Ms. Sasirekha – Staff Nurse
- Ms. Brinda – staff Nurse
- Ms. Vela – Staff Nurse
- Mr. Pradeep Subramanian – Manager .
Doctors’ Consultation is FREE
The charges are by the hour and it Rs. 50/- per hour. Chemotherapy administration charge is Rs. 100/- . Once again all this is made free for poor patients.
All drugs are given at a discount of 20% from the MRP. For poor patients it is totally free. Once the trust sponsors the patients everything is free.