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J&K’s first Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai affiliated cancer care facility opens at GMC Kathua

A 300 LPM oxygen plant and maternal ICU at GMC Kathua was also inaugurated by Dr Jitendra Singh

Launching the Jammu and Kashmir’s first ever state-of-of-art Tata Memorial Center (TMC) Mumbai in the new block of Govt Medical College Kathua, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the facility will cater to three territories of J&K, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.


Dr Jitendra Singh said, “With increasing lifespan, changing lifestyles, environmental factors etc, the prevalence of cancer is assuming epidemic proportions and cancers of all nature and all organs are happening everywhere. A Tata satellite Cancer care facility in Kathua will therefore prove to be a great boon for the region, he said.

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, satellite hospitals and the facility of Tata Memorial Centre have been started in different parts of the country and Guwahati, even Onco DM and Mch super speciality courses have been started which option could be later contemplated for Kathua as well.

Dr Singh said that ‘Kathua-Udhampur-Doda’ Parliamentary Constituency could be the future ‘Health Circuit’ of India with state-of-the-art Healthcare Facilities like three medical colleges, North India’s first biotech park etc. And, with the establishment of the day-care chemotherapy (Onco-care) Unit at GMC Kathua, cancer treatment is going to become accessible and affordable as the missing link has been completed today for affordable and accessible cancer treatment in the area.

Dr Singh was addressing a large gathering during the inauguration of much much-needed day-care chemotherapy Unit, 300 LPM oxygen plant and maternal ICU at GMC Kathua.

Dr Singh said that the onco-care will be upgraded in GMC Kathua in coming years as Onco DM and MCH seats will be provided to it and world-class cancer specialists will be invited here for treatment, lectures and seminars.

Secretary of Health and Medical Education, J&K, Bhupinder Kumar in his address said that the establishment of day-care chemotherapy onco-care Unit at GMC Kathua will make cancer treatment in the area accessible and affordable.

DDC Vice-chairman, Kathua, Raghunandan Singh Bablu, DC Kathua, Rakesh Minhas, KK Parashar of Paytm Foundation, Neraj Goud of Maha Manav Malviya Mission, Sunil Kumar Gupta, GM J&K Bank, CGM NABARD, Bala Modi Sridhar, Principal GMC Kathua, Medical Superintendent GMC Kathua were present during the occasion.


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