In February 1987, with the help of the Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation USA, an Amersham Manual Afterloading Brachytherapy Unit was installed. The machine inaugurated by thespian Mr. Sunil Dutt has helped treating more than 1500 patients with cervix cancer (accounting for about 30% of all our cancer patients). So far about 4000 women have been treated using these two modalities.
Under Dr. Anant Kekre interstitial implants with the Ir-192 wire have been first carried out in 1992, benefiting patients with malignancies of the breast, head and neck.
Oncology Department - Padhar Hospital In April 2008, again with the kind assistance of the Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation USA and Friends of Padhar UK, we received a High Dose Radiation Brachytherapy Unit that has been inaugurated by the Member of Parliament Ms. Priya Dutt. This modern unit includes a Treatment Planning System with multisource facilities for intracavitary, intraluminal and interstitial implants.