February 12th, 2017: NMC launched its full-fledged oncology care centre, NMC Vinoda on February 11th, 2017. NMC Vinoda is a first-of-its-kind oncology centre, which covers the full spectrum of diagnosis and both the medical and surgical management of cancer.
NMC Vinoda has European board-certified oncology consultants, who are supported by a strong multi-disciplinary team of specialists from pertinent departments. Additionally, each patient’s course of treatment is arrived at after a thorough review by a tumor board, which is unique among cancer centres in the region. This ensures all patients’ courses of treatment are arrived at after a thorough review by specialists from multiple fields.
Commenting on the launch of NMC Vinoda, Dr. B. R. Shetty, Founder & CEO, NMC said: “NMC Vinoda is an advanced Centre of Oncology named after my beloved sister. I had witnessed her go through the physical and emotional pain first hand when she was diagnosed with cancer. Through this personal experience, I have realised the importance of early diagnosis as well as palliative treatment for cancer.
“Hence, we have built a state-of-the-art medical infrastructure to serve as a diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic service centre for oncology. Our passionate and competent consultants provide for a comforting and warm environment for all our patients. Our mission is to help the residents of the UAE win their fight against cancer and lessen the suffering that comes along with this terrible, yet often treatable, disease. My dream is to make NMC Vinoda the most advanced and comprehensive cancer care centre in the GCC. We are also in the process of exploring association with the world's top rated cancer research centers – hopefully this will happen soon.'
The services of NMC Vinoda are available at NMC Speciality Hospital, Abu Dhabi and NMC Royal Hospital at Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. NMC Royal Hospital has also begun work on a radiotherapy unit. Once completed the radiotherapy unit will be the most advanced unit in the industry.
Mr. Prasanth Manghat, Deputy CEO, NMC Health added, “We are committed to providing the highest quality cancer care deploying a unique multi-specialty approach for our patients. We are proud to be offering new, state-of-the-art technology in NMC Vinoda that was previously unavailable in the region. Our one of a kind scalp cooling technology can prevent hair loss caused by certain forms of chemotherapy. This is just one of the ways we will be providing our patients with hope of combatting this disease. We look forward to continue being the industry leader in providing the latest, highest level care possible to the residents of the UAE.”
Mr. Navdeep Singh Suri, the ambassador of India to the UAE, presided over the launch ceremony as the chief guest. He applauded the contributions made by Dr. BR Shetty to the community. In an elaborated speech he acknowledged the life-journey of Dr. Shetty and complimented his deep commitment to healthcare in the region.