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Tata Memorial centres to share the load

By the end of next year, cancer hospitals under Tata Memorial Centre will cater to an increased number of paediatric cancer patients.

While Parel’s Tata Memorial Hospital registers an average of 3,200 paediatric cancer patients up to 18 years of age, doctors said they will be able to increase the number to 5,000 with evolved cancer centres in Guwahati, Visakhapatnam and Varanasi. A new centre in Punjab, which will be ready by 2020, will also take a considerable load.

TMH’s academic director Dr. Shripad Banavali said the idea is to reach patients instead of having them ...

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