Indias largest cancer institute in Haryanas Jhajjar to open in JanuaryIndias largest

first_imgDecember 25, 2018 Union Health Minister JP Nadda said  that the largest cancer hospital in India, the National Cancer Institute in Haryana’s Jhajjar district, would be opened to public by the third week of January.The institute, being considered as a landmark in the field of cancer research in the country, shall lessen the deficit of tertiary cancer care in the northern region.“The National Cancer Institute in Jhajjar would be dedicated by the third week of January,” Nadda said during an event at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.The institute will have 710 beds, out of which 200 beds will be dedicated for translational research on India-specific cancers.The Out-patient Department or OPD services had started last week.There will be different facilities, such as surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, anaesthesia and palliative care and nuclear medicine, available at the institute. It will also have the first-of-its-kind tissue repository in India.The institute, which will operate under AIIMS, New Delhi, was approved by the Manmohan Singh administration in 2013 and has been built at a cost of Rs 2,035 crore.There will be 372 units of flats and 1,080 hostel rooms for staff members. A night shelter with a capacity of 800 units meant for patient attendants have also been planned.There are more than 80 lakh cancer patients in the world. Nearly 29 lakh of them are in India. About 11 lakh cancer cases are detected every year.With a view to prevent and cure cancer, the government decided to set up the new institute of advance research activities.The institute, coming up in Badhsa village, will operate on the lines of National Cancer Institute in the US and German Cancer Research Centre (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum) DKFZ as a nodal centre for indigenous research, promotive, preventive and curative aspects of care and human resource development.The institute is aimed to plan, conduct and coordinate research on cancers which are more specific to India — like tobacco-related cancers, cancer of the uterine cervix, gall bladder cancer and liver cancers. The focus will be on understanding and analyzing the cause and genesis of these type of cancers, the government has said. COMMENT Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare   –  File photo SHARE Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL healthcare industry COMMENTSlast_img

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