To address the growing needs for cancer treatment and care in Kashmir, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) today announced addition of 15 beds to its cancer day care ward.
SKIMS added 15 extra beds to its cancer day care ward, meant to provide chemotherapy and other short admission procedures to cancer patients. With the addition of these beds, the capacity of the ward was increased to 39 from existing 24. A statement from SKIMS said that the capacity was upgraded to further the institute’s commitment to improve the cancer care facilities and to bring a higher level of care close to the patients.
On the inaugural, director SKIMS, Dr Omar Javed Shah, said that with the increase in number of cancer patients, the space was found “quite inadequate” and would often result into patients waiting for long durations. The new addition, he hoped, would shorten the queues at SKIMS.
Speaking about cancer care at the institute, he said, that SKIMS was providing advanced treatment facilities to the patients suffering from various malignancies through its Regional Cancer Center (RCC).
“At SKIMS, we are providing extra ordinary oncology services closer to the community, we serve,” director SKIMS said. He added that the cancer patients in Kashmir deserved world class treatment and care and it was the endeavor of the institute to make their stay comfortable with spacious facilities, advanced technology and a streamlined care.