In a bid to provide best treatment and diagnostic facilities to the cancer patients across the state, the Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday approved a comprehensive plan of nearly Rs 300 crore to equip the government medical colleges in Patiala, Amritsar and Faridkot besides Cancer Hospital at Bathinda with the super specialty facilities.
A decision to this effect was taken by Badal during a meeting with the top brass of the departments of state health & family welfare and medical education & research here at his residence this morning.
Reiterating his firm commitment to stamp out deadly disease from the state, Badal said that paucity of funds would not be allow to hamper the state’s mission to provide the best available treatment to the patients inflicted with cancer.
He further said: “None of any cancer patient would be deprived of the best medical care facilities in the state of penury and would be provided the best treatment at these hospitals equipped with the latest medical care, research and diagnostic facilities”.
Badal also gave nod for the recruitment of highly qualified and experienced faculty in Nuclear medicine, surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiotherapy of these government medical colleges besides the installation of the latest equipment in departments of Radio diagnosis, Blood Transmission and Pathology. He asked the principal secretary health & family welfare to bring a composite proposal for approval in the next Cabinet meeting slated to be held here on May 28.