Naveen lays foundation of Homi Bhabha cancer hospital

Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 (UNI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation for Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at NISER Campus in Jatani near Bhubaneswar.

This State-of-the-Art facility and research centre will be a global standard Cancer Care, Research and Innovation centre. It will be a 200-Bedded cancer hospital and will be fully commissioned by December 2025.

Tata Steel Foundation will build the hospital at a cost of Rs. 250 Crore and donate it to Tata Memorial Centre, Department of Atomic Energy for running the hospital

The Department of Atomic Energy has sanctioned Rs. 400 Crore to purchase equipment, construct the Dharmashala, residential complex, and hire human resources.

The hospital will be fully commissioned by December 2025 and will have the facility to house the latest cancer treatment technology, including radiation therapy, advanced surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and stem cell transplant ensuring best possible care to the patients.

It will be a hub for cancer research, fostering innovation and breakthroughs in cancer treatment and prevention, Patnaik said.

Speaking on the occasion, he said this facility will be a great boost for people of Odisha in treatment of cancer. People will not have to go to Mumbai or other big cities for treatment, he added.

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that it will save people from financial and mental distress to a great extent. Apart from Odisha, cancer patients of the neighboring states like Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh will also be benefited, he stated

Thanking the department of Atomic Energy Government of India, NISER, Tata Steel foundation and Tata Memorial Centre for providing all possible support for establishment of this facility, Patnaik said the state government will provide wide access road, direct transport support through Mo Bus facility along with top class bus stops and a dedicated Fire Station in close proximity to the Cancer Hospital.

The hospital will also be empanelled under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana for providing free healthcare to patients of Odisha. An Aahar kendra will also be set up in the premises of the Cancer Hospital.

The State Government has provided over 65 acres of land and financial assistance of Rs. 150 Crore for establishment of a Medical Cyclotron facility which will be the most advanced Research Level Cyclotron in Asia,Patnaik said.

Stating that healthcare is a top priority of his government, the Chief Minister said Odisha is witnessing a massive transformation in the health care sector .

The Odisha government had signed an MoU with Tata Memorial Center Mumbai in September 2022 for establishment of a 200 bedded state-of-the-art Cancer Hospital by TMC, Mumbai in the campus of NISER at Jatni near Bhubaneswar.

Minister of Health & Family Welfare Niranjan Pujari, Jatani MLA Suresh Kumar Routray, Secretary Department of Atomic Energy Ajit Mohanty and Director of Tata Steel Foundation also spoke on the occasion.

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