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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 575
ANSWERED ON:  06.04.2018
New Drug Delivery System for Cancer
SAUGATA ROY
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether researchers/doctors of AIIMS, New Delhi have developed a new drug delivery system for cancer;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the said system of treatment has been implemented and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the new drug delivery system will be implemented in all Government hospitals at subsidised rates and if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (d) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.


STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 575* FOR 6TH APRIL, 2018

(a) & (b) There is no new drug delivery system, as such, has been developed by AIIMS, New Delhi, for cancer. A system called “Hyperthermic Intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)” which has been tried with limited success previously in major cancer centres in Europe and USA, has been standardized and implemented in the Department of Surgical Oncology, Dr.BRA-IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi.

(c) The treatment has been implemented at AIIMS, New Delhi, since 2014. A total number of 90 patients were treated using HIPEC.

(d) The above said treatment method requires excellent infrastructure, experienced cancer surgeons and multidisciplinary cancer teams. Hence it is not feasible to implement in all Government hospitals.

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