• South Asia’s largest cancer care network has been launched in Assam.
• Network of 17 hospitals is being formed.
South Asia’s largest cancer care network launched on 28 April 2022, in Guwahati, Assam, by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Network of hospitals
South Asia’s largest cancer care network launched by inaugurating seven hospitals and laying foundations of as many more for the treatment of the disease in Assam. The seven inaugurated hospitals in Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Tezpur, Jorhat, Darrang, Kokrajhar, and Lakhimpur. The foundation stone of seven new hospitals to be set up at Goalpara, Sivasagar, Dhubri, Nagaon, Tinsukia, and Nalbari. They will be built at a cost of around Rs 4000 crore. It is a joint initiative of Assam government and Tata Trusts.
Such cancer care network in Assam is needed as Assam and the northeast area has been witnessed a large number of cancer cases.
Benefits provided by the hospitals
The new hospitals will have facilities for chemotherapy, robotic surgery, bone marrow transplant, diagnostic and advanced imaging, nuclear medicine and stem cell research.
Ratan N Tata said,” Today is a very important day in the history of state of Assam. It will take Assam to a higher level in terms of care and treatment of cancer that has not been experienced by other states in the country.”
Now people of Assam and the north eastern would not have to go outside for the treatment of cancer. Now seven new hospitals were inaugurated , three are in under construction and foundation stones of seven more have been laid.