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Mon, 15 Oct 2018

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Nagaland Governor Mulling to Set up Cancer Care Centre in the State

Nagaland Governor Mulling to Set up Cancer Care Centre in the State
April 13
15:54 2018

At the initiative of Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya, a meeting for setting up a cancer care center in Nagaland by Tata Trust held between representatives from Tata trust and chief secretary and Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) department.

After convening the meeting, principal secretary to Governor Piyush Goyal said “Acharya had convened the meeting with the objective to hold interaction with H&FW department officials and representatives from Tata Trust to work out a modality to take the idea forward.”

According to Lakshman Sethuraman the idea is to structure the system in such a way that the treatment for cancer reached doorsteps of the patients so that people need not go out of their states for cancer treatment and their livelihood was not disturbed.

“70% to 90% cancer care could be handled by doctors and nurses after training, while super specialists are required only for treatment planning and complicated surgeries,” he stated, adding, “The project is not about building a new cancer hospital, but to address the issue of cancer care in the entire length and breadth of Nagaland in partnership with the H&FW department.”

Earlier, Acharya had written a letter to Ratan Tata for setting up an advanced cancer care centre in Nagaland. Stating that cancer cases are on the increase, Achrya invited Tata Trust to consider setting up an advanced cancer care unit in the state.

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