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'Cancer Clinics' launched in Hyderabad

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

'Clinics', a start-up venture for dedicated treatment, was launched here today. It offers screening, information, advice on nutrition, relaxation classes, psychologist and nursing support, among others, for patients, Managing Director Sonali Srungaram said. Clinics is a speciality facility that provides a set of curated services for patients to enhance their wellbeing through integrative care. "Our aspiration is to solve patients' needs for integrative care and to ease their struggle to find it," she said. 'Clinics' follows Srungaram's first pan-venture 'Helpline' that "exposed her and her team to challenges of navigating the health system for treatment," a release issued by the promoters said. Clinics, established with a planned investment of Rs 3.5 crore, was launched by CEO and co-chairperson of Dr Reddy's Laboratories, G V Prasad. Noting that "navigation" of the healthcare systems in hospitals is often confusing, Prasad lauded the promoters for offering different services under one roof. "To really integrate many aspects of treatment, psychological counselling, financial counselling; is not only a difficult disease, financially it is burdensome. "We make a lot of drugs, we see how difficult it is for a patient... People sell their homes, there is nobody to guide them after the first cycle, nobody tells them what is the journey like.

Even educated people find it difficult. So, something like this is fantastic," he said. Early detection is very important in treating cancer, Prasad stressed.

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 18:07 IST