Ranchi, Chairman of the Tata Trust Padma Vibhushan Ratan Tata today appreciated the fact the government at the centre as wellas those in the different states have showed their vision to tackle cancer by springing up a number of cancer treatment hospitals across the country which are providing patients affordable treatment and state of the art facilities.
Addressing a function organised at Kadma Maidan in Sukurhutu of Ranchi where he jointly laid the foundation with Chief Minister Raghubar Das to construct the 302 bed Ranchi Cancer Hospital and Research center, he said that the Chief Minister of Jharkhand should also be congratulated and complimented for his forth sight for the laying of foundation stone for this hospital.
He said, lakhs of people every year die in the nation due to cancer and many have lost their will to live due to the high cost of treatment and the difficulty involved, moreover there was also lack of medicines which depicted a sad scene for the treatment to the diseases.
“The government at the centre as well as those in the different states have showed their vision to tackle cancer by springing up a number of cancer treatment hospitals across the country which are providing patients affordable treatment and state of the art facilities,” he said adding that project of this scale has not been taken up any where in the world or the country.
Mr Tata further said, in the next 20 to 30 years the Tata Trust hopes to set up a roadmap with the government where cancer deaths in the country can be minimized. “The road is not easy but the goal is achievable,” he said.
Mr Tata said, North East region of the country has a large number of cancer patients and hoped that the Ranchi Hospital will play a leading role in the region in tacking the cancer diseases.
He said, Tata Trust was committed to make Ranchi hospital a success which will also be a symbol of prosperity and well being and good health of the people of the area. He hoped to work with the both sides positively so that as to ensure the hospital is a success.
Mr Tata who had visited the state way back in February 2017 during the Global Investors Summit said he was very happy to have come back here and spend 2 to 3 hours among the people for laying the foundation stone for the cancer hospital.