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PM dedicates seven cancer hospitals in Assam

Lays foundation stone seven new cancer hospitals across Assam

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation six cancer hospitals in Assam at a function in Dibrugarh. These cancer hospitals are built at Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Darrang, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, and Jorhat. Dibrugarh Hospital was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister earlier in the day when he visited the premises of the new hospital. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of seven new cancer hospitals at Dhubri, Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Golaghat to be constructed under phase two of the project.


Governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and industrialist Ratan Tata were among those present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister complimented the Assam Chief Minister and Tata Trust for taking many steps to address this long pending problem in Assam. Modi said that this year’s Budget has envisaged a Rs 1500-crore scheme Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East (PM-DeVINE). Under the scheme too, cancer treatment is a focus area and a facility is proposed for Guwahati also.

Assam Cancer Care Foundation, a joint venture of the Government of Assam and Tata Trusts, is executing a project to build South Asia’s largest affordable cancer care network with 17 cancer care hospitals spread across the state. Under Phase 1 of the project, out of 10 hospitals, the construction of seven hospitals have been completed while three hospitals are at various level of construction. Phase 2 of the project will witness the construction of seven new cancer hospitals.


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