Capitol Hospital unveils its state-of-the-art Cancer Care Centre



NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Capitol Hospital, a 300 bedded NABH accredited multi super-speciality hospital in Jalandhar, unveiled the comprehensive Cancer Care Centre equipped with top of the line equipment and latest 6-D Radiotherapy System – TrueBeam – imported from USA to offer world-class treatment facility to entire Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.


Capitol Cancer Care is committed to deliver quality healthcare by covering all aspects of Oncology, viz., Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Medical Oncology with support services like pathology, blood bank, diagnostics and interventional radiology etc., all available under one roof. A dedicated team of specialists like Radiation Oncologist, Surgical Oncologist, Medical Oncologist, Onco-pathologist, Onco-radiologist having expertise of their respective fields works collaboratively to diagnose and treat cancer.

What sets TrueBeam apart is its accuracy and precision on the part which has to be given radiation. This machine is able to take the shape of the tumour, thus sparing the healthy tissues around. This system is able to enhance the treatment process with shorter duration, thus, makes it faster in comparison to other conventional equipment.

It is possible to perform all kinds of radiation techniques like 3-DCRT, IMRT, IGRT, SRS, SRT, SBRT, respiratory gated treatment for moving tumour with sub millimetre accuracy, with other complementary features like flexible dose rate, 6D couch etc. to provide healing cure at minimum patient discomfort.

“The innovative TRUE BEAM system is full of new features like dynamic and advanced imaging, Patient positioning, Motion management and precise delivery, which helps Radiation Oncologist to focus required dose  to tumour precisely  & minimizing impact of radiation on healthy tissues” said Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Radiation Oncologist from Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute New Delhi, who has recently joined Capitol Hospital, Jalandhar.

Capitol Cancer Care unit also has Brachytherapy machine Gamma Med IX remote after loader it has  24 channels. Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiotherapy, is a form of radiotherapy where a sealed radition source is placed inside or next to the are requiring treatment. It is commonly used as an effective treatment for cervical, prostate,breast, and skin cancer and can also be used to treat tumours in many other body sites.

All these radiotherapy and radio surgery treatments can be used alone or in combination with other therapies such as Surgery, Chemotherapy, etc.

Dr. CS Pruthi, Chairman Capitol Hospital, says, “There are only 4-6 True Beam machines in the country and we have bought  one to the doorstep of people of upper North region for they don’t have to go far to undergo radiotherapy treatment which brings up the cost of treatment too.” On this occasion, he also announced 40% discount on all radiotherapy packages from 3rd Aug to 15th Aug, 2015.