HMV organizes a seminar on Indigenous Cancer Care Equipments for Societal Benefits

Cancer Care

Jalandhar March 9 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- PG Department of Physics and Department of Zoology organized a seminar on Indigenous Cancer Care Equipments for Societal Benefits under the aegis of IQAC in collaboration with IAPT RC-02 under DBT Star Scheme, Govt. of India. The resource person was Sardar Manjit Singh, Ex-Director of Design, Manufacturing and Automation Group, BARC Mumbai on 6th March, 2024. Principal, Prof. Dr. Mrs. Ajay Sareen, Dean Academics and Head of Zoology Department-Dr. Seema Marwaha, Mrs. Saloni Sharma-Head of PG department of Physics, IQAC Co-ordinator Dr. Ashmeen Kaur, Faculty Incharge Sciences-Mrs. Deepshikha and Executive member IAPT RC-02-Mr. Sushil Kumar gave floral welcome to the guest.

Principal congratulated the efforts of Coordinator of IQAC Dr. Ashmeen Kaur, and Science faculty for organizing such informative seminar which enhances the knowledge of students and develop their interest towards Science and Technology. Dean Innovation and Head of PG Department of Botany Dr. Anjana Bhatia, introduced the resource person to the students. S. Manjit Singh explained about the Indigenous Teletherapy Cobalt Machine-Bhabhatron I and II which were developed by BARC for cancer treatment in the year 2005 and 2006, respectively.

This Indigenously developed Cancer care equipment was much advance

This Indigenously developed Cancer care equipment was much advance than the imported machines in terms of low power consumption, advanced battery backup to overcome the power cuts especially in rural areas, enhanced safety by automatic and full collimator closure during emergency, asymmetric collimator with 60 tungsten leaves which provides improved conformity and possibility to adjust to variety of shapes and sizes of desired organ in focus and remote monitoring of machine. He further added that this Indigenous machine has reduced the cost for establishing radiotherapy facility since most of the components/spares were made in India.

Furthermore, they have developed indigenous radiotherapy Simulator used for tumor localization and radiotherapy planning. In addition to this, the source flask required for transportation of radioactive material used in Bhabhatron was also developed by BARC which further reduces the cost of cancer treatment. These indigenously developed cancer care equipments are supplied to many parts of our country and exported to other countries as well. All students of B.Sc. Medical, Non-Medical and C.Sc. and all the science faculty members attended the seminar. Many students actively participated by interacting with the resource person. Head of P.G. Department of Physics-Mrs. Saloni Sharma, presented vote of thanks. On this occasion, Dr. Anjana Bhatia conducted the stage.

By admin

Related Post