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Haematology Department

The department of haematological medicine includes the haematology lab, blood bank and day-care transfusion services. It is under the Head of Haematological medicine, Dr. V. P. Antia who has done his training in haematology in London and our department follows the British model wherein the lab, the blood bank and clinical haematology services are under one roof. This facilitates optimal patient care.

Academic involvement of the department of haematological medicine

  • Post graduate training centre for fellowship in Haemato-Oncology recognized by MUHS (Maharashtra University of Health Science).
  • Numerous publications in National and International Journals and case presentations in national and international conferences.
  • Participation in International recommendation committees: On behalf of Breach Candy Hospital, Dr. V. P. Antia, our head of haematological medicine was the Indian representative on the International recommendation committee for management of fungal infections in haematological malignancies. This was subsequently published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Significantly, the name of the department of haematological medicine, Breach Candy Hospital is clubbed with some of the best hospitals in the world.

Referral centre for haematological disorders

Over the years, patients with haematological disorders have come to us not only from Mumbai but also from various parts of the world. They are clinically assessed by Dr. Antia, investigated in our haematology lab and treated in our day-care service or if the patient needs intensive chemotherapy, they are admitted to the hospital and managed. For chemotherapy, we have the ideal facilities with dedicated doctors and nurses. As a matter of fact, when there was a baffling haematological problem which came to international notice, Dr.Antia was the Indian expert and the case was shot in Mumbai and featured on National Geographic.

We have a state of the art haematology lab with the most modern equipment, capable of performing the full gamut of haematology tests. Our work load comes from patients admitted in the hospital requiring haematological investigations, OPD patients and most interestingly, a host of haematology cases referred from all over to our haematology clinic run by Dr.Antia. Cases of anaemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, bleeding disorders, haematological malignancies, PUO, thrombosis are investigated in our lab. The results are interpreted by the haematologist and conveyed to the referring doctor. We understand the emergency in haematological cases which often present as a medical emergency and we have a very short Turn Around Time(TAT).

We have a strong focus on quality assurance, both Internal Quality Control and External Quality Control. External Quality Control is by EQAS (External Quality Assurance Scheme).