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  • 13 Feb 2017

    Hindlabs Thyroid Clinic To Start Operations From February 2017

    In an effort to provide diagnosis and treatment to the thyroid diseases at an affordable cost, Hindlabs Specialty clinic, an initiative of HLL Lifecare (HLL) Limited will open a thyroid clinic for the public in Thiruvananthapuram from 18th February 2017. Eminent thyroid cancer specialist, Dr. Arun Sasikumar, will head the new clinic which is situated opposite to Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. It will initially function from 9.30 am in all Saturdays.

    Hindlabs thyroid clinic will offer consultation for thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goitre and iodine deficiency disorders. As per the statistics, from various agencies, there is an increase in the number of cancer patients and thyroid cancer is commonly found among women. There is an estimate of about 42 million people in India suffering from thyroid diseases.

    National Cancer Registry Program (NCRP), established by The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has collected the data of more than 3,00,000 cancer patients between the periods 1984 and 1993 from various centres. The six centres involved in the studies were Mumbai, Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram, Dibrugarh, Chandigarh, and Chennai. Among them, Thiruvananthapuram had the highest relative frequency of cases of thyroid cancer among all cancer cases enrolled in the hospital registry, 1.99% among males and 5.71% among females. The nationwide relative frequency of thyroid cancer among all the cancer cases was 0.1%-0.2%.

    Besides thyroid clinic, Hindlabs clinics offer consultation in the morning and evening by specialist doctors in diabetology, cardiology, ENT, orthopaedics, General Medicine, gynaecology, gastroenterology, and paediatrics.