Director of Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai Dr Rajendra Badwi and Special Secretary Public Health Dr Ajit Kumar Mohanty signed the MoU.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who was present at the event, expressed happiness over the hospital and described it to be immensely helpful not only for the people of Odisha.
“I am glad that Tata Memorial Centre is opening up a state-of-the-art cancer centre in Odisha. It will be immensely helpful not only to the people of Odisha but also to the people of entire Eastern India,” he said.
The Chief Minister also thanked the Department of Atomic Energy, the Government of India and NISER For their support and cooperation. He said that this institution will be an excellent example of cooperation between Private, state government, central government and research institutions in the service of the people.
The state govt will help set up a cyclotron machine for treatment, the Chief Minister added.
As per the MoU, Mumbai-based Tata Memorial Centre under the Department of Atomic Energy will establish a 200 bedded hospital and run it with a proposed cost of Rs. 650 Crore.
The Department of Atomic Energy has earmarked 400 crores for this project whereas Tata Trusts will spend 250 crores on this project.
Presently, NISER is providing 17 acres of land. The State Government will provide another 40 Acres of land for future expansion of the Cancer facility, establish 30MeV Cyclotron, Staff Quarters, Township and Academic Blocks, Patient Attendants Rest Sheds, Dharmasala.
The institution will collaborate with NISER to conduct translational research for unique cancers of Odisha. The hospital will also help the state establish robust systems for affordable cancer care and control.
There will be provisions for all advanced Cancer Care such as Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Preventive Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Nuclear Medicine etc, in the Cancer Hospital, officials said.
The Cancer Hospital Bhubaneswar will be empanelled by Govt. of Odisha under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), they added.
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