SKIMS offers 24×7 consultation for cancer patients

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Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)

SRINAGAR — In view of the current situation amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura here on Tuesday said that it will provide round-the-clock consultations to cancer patients.

According to a statement issued to here, the senior faculty and the senior residents of Department of Radiation Oncology, SKIMS would be available 24×7 for consultation on the following dedicated number 9697863173.

Head, Department of Radiation Oncology, SKIMS, Prof Muhammad Maqbool Lone said, “We have created elaborative measures as far as the cancer patients are concerned.”

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He said that amid the health advisories, the department would also provide round the clock consultations to the cancer patients of Jammu and Kashmir on the dedicated phone number.

It may be recalled that more than 5700 cancer cases have been recorded in hospitals across Kashmir in 2019 with figures revealing that the incidence is on a rise in the Valley.

The data maintained by the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) at SKIMS Soura reveals that it registered 4000 fresh cancer cases in the previous year.

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