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India's Largest National Cancer Institute 'NCI' set up in Jhajjar, Haryana

 

 

India's Largest National Cancer Institute 'NCI' set up in Jhajjar, Haryana: Details, Features, Aim, Highlights

India’s largest Cancer Institute, National Cancer Institute (NCI), has been set up on 18th December 2018 in Jhajjar, Haryana for public services. The National Cancer Institute will be formally inaugurated in January 2019.

The National Cancer Institute has been established under a project of Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Dr. G.K. Rath, head of Institute Rotary Cancer hospital at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, will head the NCI.

Features

The NCI is built at a cost of Rs 2,035 crore. Presently, NCI has a total of 710 beds out of which 200 beds have been dedicated for the treatment of cancer patients based on research protocols.

The NCI will act as the nodal institution for all cancer-related activities in India. It will be linked to regional cancer centres and other cancer institutes of India.

The NCI will be the premier institute for cancer treatment and research. It will work towards evolving new cancer control strategies, which include new models of prevention, early diagnosis, and therapy, for the developing nations.

The NCI will also have the facilities for training and capacity building in cancer treatment. The NCI will have equipment with the advanced and latest technology to learn more about cancer.

The NCI will assist other regional cancer centres in research activities.

Significance

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will help to take off some patient load from AIIMS which presently receives about 1000 patients every day. Although the doctors have started OPDs in the NCI, the full functioning of all the departments of the National Cancer Institute will commence in January 2019.


 

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