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DEPARTMENT  OF RADIOTHERAPY
 
GOVERNMENT VELLORE MEDICAL COLLEGE
 
 
HISTORY OF OUR DEPARTMENT 
 
 
 
The Department of Radiotherapy in our college was started in the year 2006 with one Associate Professor and two Tutors in Radiotherapy.
 
            Since then we take care of the cancer patients referred from various hospitals from Vellore district, as well as from neighbouring districts like Tiruvannamalai,  Chittoor.
 
 
  1. We have Inpatient ward as well as Outpatient facility.
 
 
  1. We register the cancer patients and maintaining the Cancer Registry as per the guidelines of Tamil Nadu Cancer Registry Project (TNCRP)
  2. We administer chemotherapy in our department.
 
            The site for Installation of  Radiotherapy Wing has been earmarked and the AERB approval necessary for the installation of External Beam Radiotherapy Unit, that is LINEAR ACCELERATOR is awaited.
 
 
  1. The Palliative Care Clinic has been started in the year 2009.
       
        Cancer Screening and Early Cancer Detection Clinic (ECD Clinic) has been started recently in November 2011 and is functioning well.

ACTIVITIES IN OUR DEPARTMENT
 
 
 1. OUT PATIENT SERVICES
   
  2. IN PATIENT SERVICES
 
  3. PALLIATIVE CARE CLINIC
 
 4. CANCER SCREENING AND ECD CLINIC
 
 5. TUMOUR BOARD
 
 6. JOURNAL CLUB
 
7. TEACHING SESSIONS
 

OUT PATIENT SERVICES
 
 
OP days
 
    From Monday to Friday
 
Timings
 
      From 9 AM-12 NOON
 
Average OP
 
  New patients- 285 per annum
 
  Old patients- 486 patients
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                            

IN PATIENT SERVICES
 
Admission days
 
     6 days a week
 
Bed strength
 
          10 beds
 
Average IP  
 
    385 patients per annum
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. PALLIATIVE CARE CLINIC
 
  On every Tuesdays
 
 Average patients
   
 125 patients per annum.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        

4. CANCER SCREENING AND ECD CLINIC
 
On every Wednesdays we conduct cancer sceening and ECD clinics which help in detecting premalignant conditions and also early stage cancers, mainly cancer breast, cancer cervix, oral malignancy, colon and prostate cancer.
 
TUMOUR BOARD
 
On every Thursdays we conduct Tumour Board where the Oncologists, General surgeons, ENT surgeons, Gyneacologist  and pathologist meet and discuss the important management strategies and to take decisions to treat the cancer patients.
 
 
JOURNAL CLUB
 
On every Fridays Journal Club is being conducted in the Department where the latest recent advances in the field of Oncology is discussed among the faculty members
 
 
TEACHING  SESSION
 
Teaching sessions for the undergraduate medical students, Nursing students, CRRI trainees and radiographers are being conducted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays.
 
 
LABORATORY TEST PERFORMED IN THE DEPARTMENT
 
1. Pap smear
 
2. Stool for occult blood
 
 
 

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