Narayana Health and the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre
Narayana Health (NH) is a 6,000 bedded prominent Indian Hospital chain,the world’s largest heart hospital for children.
The Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre (MSCC),inside the Narayana Health Multispeciality Hospital in Bangalore,with 1,400 beds is one of biggest cancer center in the world,and has a 14 bed BMT unit,one of the largest in India (more than 400 BMT have been performed since 2004).
The vision of Dr. Devi Shetty (NH and MSCC Founder and Chairman) is that no child should be deprived of the best health-care,because the parents cannot afford it,and It has revolutionized the way quality health care is provided to masses with lowest affordable cost. It is set to be transformed into the world’s biggest health city with all super-specialties that the medical world offers.
It has been rated in the Top 5 Cardiac Hospitals in the country by “The Week” magazine.
Cure Thalassemia-Narayana Health/Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre
An agreement between NH and Cure Thalassemia(CT) has been signed;CT can use the BMT units of NH and MSCC for its patients who want to do a Bone Marrow Trasplantation(BMT),with the regular collaboration of Dr. Pietro Sodani(CT co-founder & Scientific coordinator),and with the scientific advice of Prof. Lucarelli, the worldwide authority in the field of BMT for thalassemia.
NH can also use the scientific advice of Dr. Sodani and Prof. Lucarelli for its thalassemia patients,but without a regular collaboration.
Furthemore CT,NH and MSCC will work together to
- significantly reduce the cost of the BMT
- do research in the field of BMT both for matched donor and mother to child/haploidentical BMT using protocol 30
A joint co-ordination committee,whose chairman is Dr. Devi Shetty,consisting of executive of both the institutions has been formed which will oversee the overall functioning of the BMT Unit.