By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Chairman Oncology, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Manipal Hospitals in India, Dr. Somashekar S.P has disclosed that various methods are now available for the treatment of cancer.
He spoke during a Webinar organized by Manipal Hospitals, India, in partnership with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
About 50 journalists attended the Webinar.
Dr. Somashekar said that there are now advancements and innovations in the treatment of cancer, noting that the major aim of the Webinar was to help people understand the importance of early diagnosis of cancer and the various treatments available for the disease.
He said: “With technological advancements and innovations reaching a new dimension in the field of oncology, we introduced the audiences to various technologies, which include Robotics and associated technologies.”
He also spoke extensively on various methods available to easily diagnose the tumour and help prevent any serious outcomes by detecting it early before the cancer reaches an advanced stage.
The session also threw light on various advanced chemotherapy and surgical procedures available for the treatment.
“Prevention is better than cure and we leveraged this opportunity to explain to them the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet which can help us prevent cancer,” he added.
In his vote of thanks, Chief Operating Officer, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Mr Karthik Rajagopal, disclosed that the session was very interactive and has been thoroughly educative.
“The present pandemic taught us the importance of building a global network of healthcare ecosystem which will help us to bridge the gaps in the healthcare chain.
“With this aim, we are planning on conducting many such workshops which let us share our knowledge and also help us in learning insights from the global healthcare ecosystem.
“We will be adding multiple workshops in the future which will cater for different Centre(s) of Excellence (CoEs) and do our part in making quality healthcare accessible to the global community,” he said.
In their separate responses, NUJ National President, Christopher Isiguzo and National Secretary, Mr. Shuaibu Leman expressed happiness to partner with the health experts.
“We are happy to associate with one of the most respected hospital brands in the world. We will get medical advice and knowledge from the experienced doctors of Manipal Hospitals. This association will not only benefit us but will also help people of Nigeria lead a healthy lifestyle,” they said.
Manipal Hospitals is among the top healthcare providers in India serving over 4 million patients annually.
Its focus is to develop an affordable, high-quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out of hospital care.