The Eldorado 78 was decommissioned in January 2007 after having offered treatment to 3 053 cancer patients, of this 1 218 patients were treated completely free while 624 were given partial waiver of charges.
After a gap of approximately 14 months, radiotherapy treatment was restarted on 21st August 2008 with Bhabhatron II telecobalt unit, acquired with a grant-in-aid from the department of Atomic Energy, government of India. As of June 30, 2012, 1 438 patients received treatment on this unit. Of this number, 19 were treated completely free while partial charity was given to 334 patients. In monetary terms, the charity works out to 24.11%.
In June 2014, the Siddharth III linear accelerator started treating patients. The Siddharth III has been developed by the scientists at SAMEER, Mumbai, and comes to us as a gift from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.On Tuesday, the 26th of August 2014, the Hon’ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, formally inaugurated the centre for this indigenously developed linear accelerator, in the presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India; and Dr. Narottam Mishra, the Hon’ble Minister for Health, state government of Madhya Pradesh. A rare honour, indeed, for the Indian Institute of Head and Neck Oncology.