The initiative will be offered for the next two years
Mumbai-based Zen Multispecialty Hospital in association with ICICI Foundation will help needy people to undergo advanced endoscopic tests at discounted rates. Oesophagus-gastro-duodenoscopy, colonoscopy, and endoscopic ultrasound are some of the procedures that will be offered through this initiative for the next two years.
Dr Roy Patankar, Director, Zen Multispecialty, said, “ As a part of our CSR activity, we are introducing advanced Endoscopic services at discounted prices to diagnose cancers and pre-cancerous conditions early. We will be offering these services to the underprivileged sections of society. As government hospitals are already rushed with many patients and appointments for endoscopy are delayed. The procedure will be performed by using the latest high-end advanced endoscope-Olympus 190 which also has a narrow band imaging technique that helps in diagnosing early cancers. These activities will be run in association with the ICICI Foundation.”
Dr Patankar added, “We have seen patients who come with us in very bad conditions due to lack of facility or delay in treatment. If patients are diagnosed early then many of the diseases related to the stomach or colon may be detected in the early stages which will save one’s life. In the last two years during the covid time, many patients couldn’t come in time for diagnosis and hence later landed up in an emergency. If these cases were picked up in the early stages, then it couldn’t have been a worse situation. The situation in rural are is worse than in urban. This initiative will definitely be helpful, save money as well the time of the patients.”