The government has okayed the setting up of a National Cancer Institute for Rs 2,035 crore in Haryana. It will be set up in the Jhajjar campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) located in Badhsa village. The project is to be completed in 45 months.
The move will plug the deficit of tertiary cancer care in the North. The institute will operate on the lines of NCI, US, and DKFZ, Germany, as a nodal centre for indigenous research, promotive, preventive and curative aspects of cancer care. It will broadly have clinical division, research division, and disease management groups and will have 710 beds for different facilities, apart from having a tissue repository, a first in India.
HSCC (India) Ltd, a public sector enterprise under the administrative control of the Health Ministry, has been appointed as project consultant by AIIMS, New Delhi.