Cancer care grid in Assam soon through government and Tata Trusts collaboration

  • Cancer care grid in Assam soon through government and Tata Trusts collaboration
13-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Assam government and Tata Trusts are collaborating to develop a three-level cancer care grid in Assam with an estimated investment of INR 1400 crore, State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said

The health minister, in a series of tweets, revealed that the government will soon set up a three-level cancer care grid in the state and a cancer research centre for the South Asian region with the support of Tata Trusts.

 

 

The minister met Tata Trusts chairman Ratan Tata and other members of the organisation in Mumbai on Wednesday also said that this one of kind initiative may become rare philanthropy-government collaboration on cancer care and management.

Level-1 or state level cancer care institution at Guwahati to have advanced, tertiary care facilities and shall cater to needs of entire Northeast. Under grid system, Level-2 or Medical College to have chemo, radiation & surgical oncology, Level-3 or district hospital to have day care, chemo & radiation," Sarma tweeted.

 

He further said, “We are certain that the proposed centre at Guwahati would be able to cater to the needs of entire North East. After fruitful discussions with Ratan Tata we expect a positive announcement from Tata Trusts shortly on this iconic collaboration”.

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