Dr B. Borooah Cancer Institute to be taken over by Department of Atomic Energy

  • Dr B. Borooah Cancer Institute to be taken over by Department of Atomic Energy
08-06-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

To boost cancer treatment in the north-east, the Union cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday has approved the taking over of the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati, Assam by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). The institute will be brought under the administrative control of Tata Memorial Centre, an aided institution of the DAE.

The decision comes in the backdrop of an increasing number of cancer cases, limited treatment facilities and the need for a hospital support for research in the north-east.

The government was also mulling to start the augmentation of additional manpower for 166 posts in the hospital.

The approximate non-recurring expenditure to strengthen the infrastructure of the institute was estimated to be around Rs 150 crore and the annual recurring expenditure was estimated at Rs 45-50 crore.

Borooah Cancer Institute was established in 1974 in Guwahati with the aim and objective of investigation, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the North Eastern region of India by a voluntary organisation.

Earlier, the state health department, ministry of DoNER and the Mumbai based Tata Trusts had signed a memorandum of understanding to provide advanced treatment to cancer patients in the region.

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