Hindlabs to Open Thyroid Clinic in Thiruvananthapuram

HLL – Hindlabs facility

Thiruvananthapuram: In an effort to provide diagnosis and treatment to the thyroid diseases at an affordable cost, Hindlabs Specialty Clinic, an initiative of HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), will open a thyroid clinic for the public here on February 18.

Dr. Arun Sasikumar, eminent thyroid cancer specialist, will head the new clinic which is situated near the Govt. Medical College. It will initially function from 9.30 am on all Saturdays.

Hindlabs thyroid clinic will offer consultation for thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goitre and iodine deficiency disorders. As per the statistics, from various agencies, there is an increase in the number of cancer patients and thyroid cancer is commonly found among women. According to estimates, about 42 million people in India suffer from thyroid diseases.

National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP), established by The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has collected the data of more than three lakh cancer patients between 1984 and 1993 from various centres. The six centres involved in the studies were Mumbai, Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram, Dibrugarh, Chandigarh and Chennai. Among them, Thiruvananthapuram had the highest relative frequency of cases of thyroid cancer among all cancer cases enrolled in the hospital registry, 1.99 per cent among males and 5.71 per cent among females.  The nationwide relative frequency of thyroid cancer among all the cancer cases was 0.1 per cent–0.2 per cent.

Besides thyroid clinic, Hindlabs clinics offer consultation in the morning and evening by specialist doctors in diabetology, cardiology, ENT, orthopaedics, general medicine, gynaecology, gastroenterology and paediatrics.