The Paediatric Oncology Department provides comprehensive cancer care to children up to 18 years of age.
The Department adopts a multi-modality approach with the help of Radiation oncologists, Hematologists and Surgical oncologists. It also has a full-fledged radiology wing equipped to do imaging of children including image guided procedures.
The Department offers treatments for:
- Both haematological and solid tumour malignancies
- Blood cancers (ALL, AML, CML)
- Lymphomas (Hodgkins and NHL)
- Solid tumours (Neuroblastoma, Wilms tumour, Brain tumours, Hepatoblastoma, RMS etc)
- Non-malignant conditions like chronic ITP, aplastic anaemia and MDS.
- Dedicated paediatric outpatient unit with play area
- Dedicated day care unit for paediatric chemotherapy (Outpatient chemotherapies, minor procedures like bone marrow aspiration, intrathecal chemotherapy, day care transfusions and other short infusions like IV immunoglobulin are given at the facility)
- Children’s general ward
- Private rooms
- Dedicated bone marrow transplant unit
- Dedicated paediatric intensive care unit (level III) with fully trained paediatric intensivist and supporting staff
Respectfully called MVR, the late MV Raghavan was one of the revolutionary leaders of the Communist movement in Kerala. Born in an ordinary family in Pappinissery, Kannur, his political life began in his early teens. He served two terms as Minister of Co-operation and Ports in Kerala during 1991-1996 and 2001-2006. MVR revolutionized the co-operative sector by taking the people-powered movement to healthcare and education in the State. MV Raghavan realized the role of the co-operative movement in social development and job creation and he was instrumental in setting up various institutions in the state.