BANGALORE: The BGS Global Hospitals inaugurated the first ever TrueBeam STx technology in Asia Pacific in Bangalore on Wednesday.
“The BGS group has done a lot in the field of education and health. In the last five years, we have given Rs 17 crore from the CM relief fund, most of it for the treatment of Cancer. Many people celebrate their birthday in pompous fashion, but the seer Balagangadharanatha Swamiji has gifted a new life to patients of cancer on his birthday by introducing this technology,” said Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda. The Institute is equipped with the advanced radiation therapy machine, the TrueBeam STx that is engineered to perform the most sophisticated radiation therapy and radio-surgery procedures accurately and with fine precision. The technology was introduced on the occasion of the 68th birthday of the seer. The BGS Global Hospitals have invested `25 crore to bring this technology to Bangalore. However, they have assured that the cost of the surgery would not be escalated.
“The technology is going to be affordable as it is swift and accurate. The treatment procedure that previously took many sessions would now take minimal time,” said Dr K Ravindranath, Chairman and Managing Director, Global Hospitals. The WHO in 2010 had estimated that the number of new cancers in India per year is about 7 lakh and over 3.5 lakh people die of cancer each year.