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Established in: 1954
Number of beds: 535
Specialty: Cancer Hospital

Cancer Institute WIA, Adyar

Established in: 1954 Number of Beds: 535 Super-Specialty Cancer Institute (WIA) is a 535 bedded Super Specialty hospital also known as Adyar Cancer Center. The Center started its journey in 1954 under the leadership of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy. In 1974, the hospital became the Regional Cancer Center, and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare declared it as the “Center Of Excellence” for treating Cancer. The hospital provides medical care and treatment in Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Oncopathology, Psycho-Oncology, Clinical Biochemistry, and Microbiology. In 1956, the hospital became the first in entire South Asia, which introduced the first Cobalt-60 therapy unit, including Australia and Japan.
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Cancer Institute WIA, Adyar- Overview

Cancer Institute (WIA) is a 535 bedded Super Specialty hospital in Adyar, Chennai. It is also known as Adyar Cancer Center. The Center started its journey in 1954 under the leadership of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy.
In 1974, the hospital became the Regional Cancer Center and declared the “Center Of Excellence” for Treating Cancer by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The hospital provides medical care and treatment in Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Oncopathology, Psycho-Oncology, Clinical Biochemistry, and Microbiology.
It is the first hospital in entire South Asia that introduced the first Cobalt-60 therapy unit in 1956, including other countries like Australia and Japan.
In 1970, the hospital became the first hospital in the country to start functioning Medical Oncology Unit. The institute is the first in the entire country that introduced the first Linear Accelerator in 1976. It also introduced the first Rapid Arc Therapy facility in the whole country in 2009.
Annually, the hospital treats over 15,672 new patients with 1,40,935 follow up cases.
The Department of Molecular Oncology of the hospital started working in December 1994. Now, the department holds recognition as a Center of Excellence.
The hospital is the youngest in the Oncological field and has grown to be a state-of-the-art Research facility.

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Team And Specialties

  • The hospital provides medical care and treatment in Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Oncopathology, Psycho-Oncology, Clinical Biochemistry, and Microbiology.
  • The hospital was founded by Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy, who is India’s first woman medical graduate.
  • It is the first hospital in entire South Asia that introduced the first Cobalt-60 therapy unit in 1956, including other countries like Australia and Japan.
  • In 1970, the hospital became the first hospital in the country to start functioning Medical Oncology Unit.
  • The institute is the first in the entire country that introduced the first Linear Accelerator in 1976.
  • It also introduced the first Rapid Arc Therapy facility in the whole country in 2009.
  • The Department of Molecular Oncology of the hospital started working in December 1994.

Services

  • The hospital has state-of-the-art modular operation theatres with advanced critical care units.
  • It has 24×7 Radiology Services with 128 Slice CT Scan and 3.0 Tesla MRI.
  • It has an in-house Blood Bank, 24/7 Pharmacy Services, and fully-equipped laboratory medicine.
  • The hospital has a well-equipped Emergency Center and provides round-the-clock Critical Care Ambulance Services.
  • It has a cafeteria and provides accommodation facilities for attendants or patient visitors.
  • The hospital has world-class intensive care units.
  • The hospital has expertly planned and well-equipped sections, including a spacious OPD area and comfortable patient rooms.

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