Conceptualised in the year 2004 as a philanthropic initiative for the Eastern and North-Eastern parts of India and the neighbouring countries, the Tata Medical Center (TMC) started operations in Kolkata on May 16, 2011. The hospital is governed by a charitable trust – Tata Medical Center Trust, established in the year 2005. The Trust has been mandated with the task of governing operations of the Tata Medical Center. Comprising of a panel of distinguished people, the Trust also has a mandate to encourage study, research and training in the field of Oncology.
The hospital was designed by Cannon Design, a renowned architectural firm from North America. It is located on 13 acres of land at New Town in Kolkata, West Bengal.
The hospital is an integrated Oncology facility with well-trained professional staff and equipped with modern facilities and contemporary medical equipment.The Hospital, with a capacity of 437 beds, serves all sections of the society, with 75% of the infrastructure earmarked for subsidized treatment for the underprivileged sections. It provides a wide spectrum of services from diagnosis and therapy to rehabilitation and palliative support. The Institution’s objective is to excel in service, education and research.
The hospital campus is one of the three institutions planned for management of cancer, the other two being Premashraya (an accommodation facility for outstation patients & their relatives) and the Tata Translational Cancer Research Center (TTCRC). All three facilities lie within a radius of 3 km.
Diagnosis and treatment are characterised by a multi-disciplinary approach with disease management teams, wherein experts from different streams, viz., Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, and other clinical and support groups participate in decision-making for treatment protocols, using evidence-based medicine strategies and documented clinical guidelines appropriate to our location.
The above facilities are complemented by state-of-the-art equipment from the best of manufacturers worldwide, and supported by advanced technologies like Digital and Molecular Imaging, Molecular Pathology, Robotic Surgery and the latest Radiation treatment delivery systems.
The treatment teams are complemented by support services including Medical Social Workers, Rehabilitation Services (Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy), Stoma Care, Dental and Prosthetics. They are supported by NGOs and other voluntary organizations whose services will include counseling, financial aid and patient navigation. The following graphic gives a snapshot of services provided by TMC.