Detailed plan chalked out for cancer centre on Banaras Hindu University premises
Tata Trust has offered to construct the hospital building at the MPMM Cancer Centre and will also provide equipment to the hospital.lucknow Updated: Sep 20, 2017 14:39 IST
A detailed plan for the construction of Mahamana Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya (MPMM) Cancer Centre, which will be set up on the premises of the Banaras Hindu University, has been carried out.
The centre is estimated to come up at a cost of Rs 650 crore.
According to an official press communiqué, Tata Trust has offered to construct the hospital building at the MPMM Cancer Centre and will also provide equipment to the hospital.
In a bid to cater to the health needs of about 40 lakh people, cancer registration has already begun in Varanasi district which would help in identifying the occurrence of different types of cancers in the region.
At the centre, cancer patients will be treated with a new approach known as ‘patient-centric care’ which will include all the facilities being used at the highest level for treatment of patients suffering from cancer.
Six professionals have been trained in cancer registration and they are documenting the pathologically proven cancers. It will help specialist doctors to treat cancer with efficacy. The data collection for the first year should be completed by the year-end.
The report on the types of cancer in Varanasi region is likely to be ready by March 2018. Early indications are endorsing that gall stones and gall bladder cancer are quite common in this region.
To understand and analyse the prevalent causes, Tata Memorial Centre has mooted a consortium of gall bladder cancer with collaborators from Lucknow and Varanasi in UP and Guwahati and Silchar in Assam.
The next step would be to test a preventive strategy since this cancer is believed to be fatal.
Tata Trust plans to handover hospital building with all the requisite furniture and other essential medical equipment to MPMM Cancer Centre by December 2018. A tripartite MoU in this connection is being signed between DoAE-TMC, IMS-BHU and Tata Trust.
Remaining construction involving the offices, resident doctors’ hostel, faculty residences, lodge, canteen etc., would be done by Tata Memorial Centre.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation of the centre during his visit to the city on December 22 last year.
Moreover, the cancer hospital of the Indian Railways has been taken over for redevelopment and Tata Memorial Hospital will make it functional by March 2018. This hospital at the railway building will look after leukemia and lymphoma patients.
This group of cancers is immensely curable. The hospital will also focus on children’s cancers. To bolster cancer treatment in the region, Tata Memorial Hospital has already identified over 15 cancer specialists from BHU as well as railway hospital. Over 50 nurses are being trained for cancer nursing.