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MTMH Empanelled under Ayushman Bharat Scheme

Jamshedpur, October 02, 2019

 ~ Begins accepting Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries from today ~

In a significant development aimed at enabling cancer care treatment for more patients, Meherbai Tata Memorial Hospital (MTMH) Jamshedpur has started accepting beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) from today.

Dr R N Sharma, Chairman, MTMH opened the scheme at MTMH today with inauguration of the dedicated Ayushman Bharat counters in presence of Dr Sujata Mitra, Director MTMH.
Dr Amitava Upadhyay, Consultant Medical Oncology, Dr Anindya Mukherjee and Dr Aditya Prakash, Consultant Radiation Oncology, Dr Sanghamitra Jena, Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Mr B P Singh, Head Administration as well as other  Doctors and administrative staff of MTMH were also present on the occasion.

The first beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat who were registered at MTMH today were 
Mr. Badal Mallik of Dhanbad and Ms. Alam Ara, Giridih. A golden card was prepared for Mr. Meher Murmu.
Earlier in March this year, Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman of The Tata Trusts, inaugurated the new Comprehensive Cancer Care Facility at the newly renovated Meherbai Tata Memorial Hospital (MTMH) accompanied by Mr. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons with the objective of bringing in far reaching effect on improving Cancer care in Jharkhand.
An air- conditioned, 40-bedded day care ward is functional in the renovated hospital and helps patient complete chemotherapy during the day avoiding overnight admission in select cases. The medical and radiation oncology indoor wards are fully equipped and air conditioned. The OPD has 8 consultant chambers and the patient can consult with all specialties-Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology at one place.
A state of the art True Beam radiotherapy machine is now fully functional, treating patients with the most advanced and precise radiation therapy.

Jharkhand’s first PET-CT machine is operational and caters to patients requiring early cancer detection and recurrence. Patients from outside Jamshedpur also avail this facility.

With the Ayushman Bharat scheme now implemented at MTMH, comprehensive cancer care will be easily available to the more patients from the needier sections of society in an around Jamshedpur. More patients from the state will have access to good infrastructure much nearer home, eliminating the need to travel long distances for advanced facilities.

MTMH now houses 128 beds and provides modern cancer diagnostic and treatment facilities with state of the art equipment. It is important to mention that MTMH Jamshedpur which was established in 1975, has been a provider of exemplary cancer care services in the state. MTMH is named after Lady Meherbai Tata, wife of Sir Dorabji Tata who was a pioneering champion of social change and women’s rights more than a century ago.

In the next few years, MTMH together with TMH hopes to establish level one referral cancer care in the state.

Worthwhile to mention that MTMH also extends its services to Government and Public Sector undertakings such as, SAIL, HEC, HCL, CCL, NML, Railways and others. The number of OPD patients at MTMH annually is around 25,000. Annual admissions number around 9,500 of which 3,000 are new patients. The figures have been increasing by around 7% each year.



About Tata Steel 
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator  (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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