SRINAGAR — In six years, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura has registered over 27,000 patients ailing from cancer disease. Besides, the institute has witnessed 1833 deaths due to different types of cancer.
During this period, the institute has also issued 64,504 Out Patient Department (OPD) cards from the Department of Nephrology.
The official figures of SKIMS accessed by the news agency KNO reveal that from October 2016 to October 2022, the institute registered 27,727 cancer patients.
The Public Information Officer (PIO) SKIMS in a reply to Right to Information (RTI) said, “Total number of OPD cards issued under the Nephrology Department from October 2016 to October 2022 are 64504 and cancer patients registered are 27727.”
“From October 2016 to October 2022, a total number of 17,579 deaths have been registered,” the PIO said.
It also said that there are 1833 patients under Medical Oncology, Radiotherapy, Clinical Hematology and Surgical Oncology during these six years while under the Nephrology department, at least 1145 deaths were recorded.
The PIO also said that 1745 accidental deaths were also recorded by the institute during this period.
About the total number of patients admitted and treated in the State Cancer Institute since its establishment from December 5, 2020 to October 2022, the officer said that at least 2473 patients were admitted and treated while 659 deaths were also recorded.
On asking about the proposal submitted to the government for a separate kidney hospital, the PIO said, “Any kind of proposal for a separate kidney hospital will be dealt with by the administration.”