Punjab government will set up total five state-of-the-art Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Centers at Government Medical Colleges at Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot and two centres at Bathinda and Sangrur.
A government official said that these centres will be opened at a cost of Rs 157 crore with help of Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (TMC), Mumbai. Punjab Chief Minister, Prakash Singh Badal gave nod for the centres after a meeting TMC Director, Dr. Rajendra A Badwe here today.
Badal said that the state government would ensure ultra modern infrastructure along with updated equipment for these upcoming centers besides, it had also prepared a plan of Rs 40 crore to upgrade the existing buildings and construction of additional wards especially in the Government Medical Colleges at Amritsar and Patiala.
The state government asked Dr Badwe to provide all technical support for these centers through organizing special training program for the specialist doctors of the State for the treatment of Cancer.
Badal asked TMC Director to depute their team with State Health Department officials for the selection of the appropriate sites for these centers and government is committed to provide the best medical care and diagnostic and treatment facilities to the people at their door steps.
Badal said that Punjab State Cancer and Drug Addiction Treatment Infrastructure Dedicated Fund have been setup and it will soon recruit the doctors and other Para-Medical staff as per the requirement of these centers.