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GCS to pump in Rs 722 cr to upgrade Cancer Hospital

The Cancer Hospital in the city is all set for a makeover into a world-class cancer care and research institute with the GCS deciding to pump in Rs 722 cr for its upgradation.

business Updated: Jan 03, 2009 23:32 IST

The Cancer Hospital in the city is all set for a makeover into a world-class cancer care and research institute with the Gujarat Cancer Society (GCS) deciding to pump in Rs 722 crore for its upgradation.

The executive board and general board of GCS, which runs the Cancer hospital, today approved an ambitious plan to to convert the hospital into a super speciality cancer care and research institute that will provide treatment at par with international standards.

The board approved upgradation of the current facilities at the hospital to world class levels by pumping in Rs 722 crore, which will be available through public private partnership.

Also the number of beds in the cancer hospital will be increased from current 650 to 1000.

Informing media persons about the major decisions taken at GCS board meeting, health minister Jaynarayan Vyas, who is also a member of the board, said that the Society has also decided to establish a state-of-the-art general hospital and a self-finance medical college at the cost of Rs 396 crore.

Vyas said that state government has already allocated land at the New Swadshi Mill compound to GCS, which is valued at Rs 200 crore according to current market price.

Talking about another major decision by the GCS board, Vyas said that Rs 10 crore have been allocated for screening and early detection of cancer in the rural areas of the state.