Tuesday, 18 February 2014

New Research Centres and Hospitals for Cancer

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare
In the 12th Five Year Plan under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio Vascular Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS), the Government has approved a scheme for ‘Strengthening of Tertiary Care Cancer facilities’ in the country.

 Under the scheme, for eligible institutions up to Rs.45 crores per Tertiary Care Cancer Centre (TCCC) and up to Rs.120 crores for State Cancer Institutes (SCI) is available to assist 20 State Cancer Institutes and 50 Tertiary Cancer Care Centers in different parts of the country. 

The Central and State share for the said amount will be in the ratio 75:25 and for North East and Hill States the share would be 90:10. 

The proposal of setting up of National Cancer Institute at Jhajjar, Haryana and development of second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute at Rajarhat, Kolkata has also been approved recently. Research activities are included in the mandate of the above Institutions. 

The Ministry has received a representation to establish a national cancer centre in Kochi, Kerala also. In addition, to the development of the 2nd Campus of CNCI, Kolkata, the approved 12th Five Year Plan provides for establishing one new National Cancer Centre location of which has been decided at Jhajjar, Haryana. 

However, the location of one SCI has been agreed by Government of India and Government of Kerala at Regional Cancer Centre, Thriuvananthapuram. 

This was stated by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today. 

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