Manipal hospitals, a foreign based privately owned health facility in India, has successfully completed a one-day seminar on oncology organised for members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

The virtual workshop, held on Tuesday, 24th August 2021, which saw more than 50 Journalists in attendance, was aimed at equipping and exposing participants to insightful and informative session centered on Oncology.

Speaking on the importance of the workshop, Dr. Somashekar S.P, Chairman Oncology, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Manipal Hospitals said:

“The main aim of this session was to help people understand the importance of early diagnosis of cancer and the various treatments available for the disease. With technological advancements and innovations reaching a new dimension in the field of oncology, we introduced the audiences to various technologies which include Robotics and associated technologies. We also spoke extensively on various methods available to easily diagnose the tumour and help prevent any serious outcomes by detecting it early before the cancer reaches an advanced stage.

The session also threw light on various advanced chemotherapy and surgical procedures available for the treatment. Prevention is better than cure and we leveraged this opportunity to explain to them the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet which can help us prevent cancer”, he added.

Adding to this, Mr Karthik Rajagopal, Chief Operating Officer, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd said:

“The session was very interactive and has been thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. The present pandemic taught us the importance of building a global network of healthcare ecosystem which will help us to bridge the gaps in the healthcare chain. With this aim, we are planning on conducting many such workshops which let us share our knowledge and also help us in learning insights from the global healthcare ecosystem. We will be adding multiple such workshops in the future which will cater to different Centre(s) of Excellence (CoEs) and do our part in making quality healthcare accessible to the global community.”

Chistopher Isiguzo, President Nigeria Union of Journalists and Mr Shuaibu Usman Leman, National Secretary, Nigeria Union of journalists said, “We are happy to associate with one of the most respected hospital brands in the world.

We will get medical advice and knowledge from the experienced doctors of Manipal Hospitals. This association will not only benefit us but will also help people of Nigeria lead a healthy lifestyle”, they noted.

About Manipal Hospitals:
As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the top healthcare providers in India serving over 4 million patients annually.

Its focus is to develop an affordable, high-quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out of hospital care. With the completion of the acquisition of a 100% stake in Columbia Asia Hospitals in India and the addition of Vikram Hospital, the integrated network today has a Pan-India footprint of 27 hospitals across 14 cities with 7,300+ beds, and a talented pool of 4,000 doctors and an employee strength of over 11,000.

Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from around the globe. Manipal Hospitals is NABH, AAHRPP accredited and most of the hospitals in its network are NABL, ER, Blood Bank accredited and recognized for Nursing Excellence.

Manipal Hospitals has also been recognised as the most respected and patient recommended hospital in India through various consumer surveys.

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