July 2010 – April 2012

Head of Medical & Haemato-Oncology
Artemis Cancer Centre
Artemis Healthsciences, Sector -51
Gurgaon and Delhi, India

Artemis is a 300-bedded tertiary care private hospital in the NCR region. Since I joined, following have been initiated /implemented within the oncology department

  • Optimised daycare facility with oncology trained nurses and an admixture lab with laminar flow.
  • Regular courses for the nurses in handling chemotherapy, infection control, hand hygiene and care of central venous access devices.
  • Monthly cancer awareness programmes and clinical screening camps in the nearby villages and resident welfare associations through the hospital and NICCI (New India Cancer Charity Initiative)
  • Complimentary palliative care program in collaboration with Cansupport
  • Joint site-specific clinics for Breast, GI, Gynaecological and head & neck cancers.
  • Home care program for end of life care, palliative care, administration of infusions, injections and blood sampling prior to chemotherapy.
  • DNB inspection for medical oncology
  • NABH re-accreditation for medical oncology
  • Patient support group meetings.
  • Antibiotic stewardship committee to rationalise the use of antibiotics within the hospital
  • Prospectively maintained database which reports to the Haryana and IRCH Cancer registry
  • Member, Institutional review Board .
  • Member, Medical audit Committee
  • Member, Antibiotics stewardship committee
  • Editor, Artemis e- journal