HCG: Gymnast Paralyzed, No Medical Benefit, Left to Fend for Himself Until He Met the HCG Foundation & Got a Fresh Lease of Life Through Stem Cell Treatment

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 19:30 hrs

Bangalore, Karnataka, India:HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd, The Specialist in Cancer Care, organized a press conference on treating Mr. Ananth, 24 years old, Gymnast. Mr. Ananth, has represented the Karnataka State at the National Level and has won many awards. In September, 2010, while practising for an event he injured his spinal cord, was paralyzed neck down and totally bed ridden. He tried standard form of treatments with physiotherapy and didn’t respond to the treatment. He couldn’t afford advanced treatment options and was left to manage on his own. He was introduced to HCG Foundation which helped him overcome his condition by timely medical and financial assistance He underwent stem cell transplant.

Dr. Pramod Chinder, Consultant, Ortho Oncologist, HCG, said, “Initially, when he was admitted, the patient was completely paralyzed. He had severe spinal cord injury. The case was studied in detail. The stem cells of the patients were cultured and two injection of stem cell was given to him. Post the stem cell treatment, the patient has progressed significantly, with the movements of hands and there is sensation in his legs. There is increasing evidence in the benefits of stem cell therapies and spinal cord injuries are one of the most researched. In patients, who do not have any other option of recovering from spinal cord injuries, stem cell treatment is the way to go forward.”

Dr. B S Ajaikumar, Chairman, HCG Group, said, “When I met the patient he was bed ridden, quadriplegic. Being a gymnast and leading an active life, I felt we should take up this challenging case and how regeneration can happen through stem cell treatment. We are glad our efforts are paid off and the patient is leading a more active life, than a year back. His case was taken up by HCG Foundation for both clinical and financial support. Stem cell therapies will play a crucial role in the future of healthcare.”

About HCG:

Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd, (HCG), The Specialist in Cancer Care, headquartered in Bangalore with over 25 cancer centers is South Asia’s largest cancer care network. HCG has defined the future of cancer care in India by designing, building and managing cancer care centres with a committed vision. HCG focuses on cancer care treatment, imaging and laboratory services, clinical trials and research services. The vision of HCG is to make high quality cancer care accessible by adopting global innovations to all segments of the society.

About HCG Foundation

HCG Foundation, the charity arm of HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd, was founded in 2006 to ensure that no cancer patient will be turned away from treatment. The foundation raises funds for the cancer patients, through art shows. It has helped more than 800 cancer patients, who could not afford the treatment.

If anyone interested to contribute, so that patients like Mr. Ananth would benefit, please contact, HCG Foundation, Ph: 080 3346 6225/info@hcgoncology.com
Satish Manjunath, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd.(HCG), +91 9741237830

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