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PJSC makes headway in radiotherapy field

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in health, Business, Social News

 


Dato Seri Laila Jasa Dr Babu Sukumaran, Medical Director of Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) cum Director of The Brunei Cancer Centre, Dr Mazrul Adimin bin Hj Awg Besar, Executive Director of PJSC and Dr Jamsari bin Khalid, Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Head of Radiotherapy Department during the press conference for surgical advancement and radiotherapy service at PJSC
 

Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) opened its doors to the media representatives across Brunei to speak on the latest surgical advancement in the field of radiotherapy this morning.

Chaired by the Executive Director of PJSC, Dr Mazrul Adimin bin Hj Awg Besar, the other members of the panel were Dato Seri Laila Jasa Dr Babu Sukumaran, Medical Director of PJSC cum Director of The Brunei Cancer Centre and Dr Jamsari bin Khalid, Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Head of Radiotherapy Department.

Also in attendance were Mr Varghese Paulose, the Chief Operating Officer of PJSC and Ms Vivian Tie, Hospital Administrator of PJSC and other staff members.

During the press conference, members of panel highlighted on the latest development and services provided by the Radiotherapy Department. Under the purview of The Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) at PJSC, they expressed their pride in making headway in the field of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT). In brief, both the SRS and SBRT treatment are non-surgical ablative radiation used to treat tumours of the brain that is not accessible when conducting open surgery. In comparison to traditional radiation therapy, it delivers precisely-targeted radiation in fewer high-dose treatments than traditional therapy without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue.

 

 


Invited guests and media during the press conference
 


The new advanced Varian Edge which conducts radio surgical treatment that is frameless, non-invasive, fast and accurate
 

The radiotherapy department started functioning in 2016, where highly skilled clinical team have utilised highly advanced equipment and tailor-made techniques to treat specific cancer diseases. To date, they have treated more than 600 cases ever since it opened.

Armed with two new state-of-art linear accelerators namely the Varian Trubeam and Varian Edge, brachytherapy equipment, a CT-simulator and 3D treatment planning system, the department also conducts radio surgical treatment that is frameless, non-invasive, fast and accurate. In the past, it would have taken more than 2 hours to deliver treatment to the patient, however with the new technology provided at PJSC, treatment normally 5-10 mins.

The panel also elaborated on the recent referral case conducted by the radiotherapy clinical team as the team now embarks on handling their first few paediatric cases.

Amongst others, TBCC’sradiotherapy servicesincludesthe Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), Volumetric Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy (Rapid Arc) and Conventional and 3-D conformal radiotherapy. Due to these advancement, number of patient cases sent overseas to get treatment has tremendously dropped. PJSC prides in providing a facility fully equipped to provide the best cancer care to the citizens of Brunei Darussalam. This is also in line with the vision and mission of the centre in working together to lead a specialized medical centre that provides the highest standard of healthcare practices.

Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) is a specialized medical centre situated in Jerudong. It consists primarily of three centres of excellence namely The Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC), Brunei Neuroscience Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) and Maxillofacial, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre (MFPRSC).

 

Video winners

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in Social News

 


The top 3 winners of the The Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) Video Contest
 

The Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) Video Contest prize presentation ceremony was held earlier today, 19th January 2018 at JPMC CME Room. The video contest gave the opportunity to the local creative industry to showcase individual talents.

The video contest had over 30 entries featuring three categories to choose from; In-Vitro Fertilization, Health Screening and Varicose Vein. With efforts, passion and creative skills of these participants, were entitled to the grand prize carries a cash prize of BND5,000, BND3,000 for 2nd place and lastly BND1,000 for 3rd place.

A prize presentation was held for six lucky winners presented by Chris Carvalho, Hospital Administrator of The Jerudong Park Medical Centre.
A cheque presentation worth BND5,000 was presented to Anas Afandi Bin Haji Md Hussain and Siti Seri Leila Imelda Farah Zohre Binti Haji Abdullah who won 1st place in their respective categories. The prize worth BND3,000 were given to Mohammad Suhardy Bin Haji Hambali and Adam Groves who were in 2nd place, and the 3rd place prize worth BND1,000 were given to Mohammad Solehin Bin Haji Masri and Siti Nurfaziraah Binti Abdul Manaf.

During the 14th China Asean Expo (CAEXPO) held in Nanning, Guangxi China last September, the videos were part of the promotion on health services in The Jerudong Park Medical Centre. Images courtesy of @jpmcbrunei

 

 


Anas Afandi Bin Haji Md Hussain won first place in the In-Vitro Fertilization category, receiving from Chris Carvalho, Hospital Administrator of The Jerudong Park Medical Centre
 

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