The Punjab government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai for a cancer hospital in Sangrur.
Disclosing this, a spokesperson of the chief minister's office said the MoU was signed by principal secretary health and family welfare Vini Mahajan and TMC director RA Badwe in the presence of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday evening.
The cancer hospital would be set up at Civil Hospital, Sangrur and would act as an Outreach facility to the upcoming Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital Research Centre at Mullanpur. The hospital, names Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital would be established by the TMC within the premises of civil .The hospital would have 10 day care beds, 3 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, 3 recovery beds and 8 inpatient beds. This centre would also be equipped with high-end cancer diagnostic and treatment facilities and RT treatment requirements like 3D-CRT, SRS, IMRT, IGRT, etc. besides having chemotherapy and surgical facility, the spokesperson informed.
It is estimated that the hospital would cater to about 2500 to 3000 cancer patients in the coming four to five years.