Hyderabad: State Bank of India (SBI) Life Insurance collaborated with MNJ Cancer Hospital to improve treatment facilities and outcomes in paediatric cancers.
As part of its efforts to improve infrastructure for treatment of cancer among children, the firm donated 13 ICU beds to the paediatric ward at MNJ Cancer Hospital.
The beds will now be part of the newly created Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Paediatric Day Care Unit (PDCU) under the medical oncology department of MNJ Cancer Hospital.
With five per cent and more paediatric cancer cases being diagnosed and reported, enhancing bed capacity for intensive care would be of great help for needy patients who cannot afford high out-of-pocket expenses, said Director of MNJ Cancer Hospital Dr N Jayalata.
SBI Life Insurance, as part of its CSR activity, collaborated with another voluntary organisation, Helping Hand Foundation (HHF), and launched the initiative.
The new facility was inaugurated by Regional Director, SBI Life, Telangana Region, Anil Bhatt, and Dr N Jayalata, Director, MNJ Cancer Hospital.