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India’s largest Cancer hospital 'NCI' established in Jhajjar, Haryana: Features



India’s largest Cancer Institute established in Jhajjar, Haryana: Details, Aim, Features, Highlights

India ’s largest cancer hospital, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will be inaugurated in Haryana’s Jhajjar district in January 2019.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) aims to bridge the deficit of tertiary cancer care in the northern region. It would play a significant role in cancer research in the country.

NCI would concentrate on conducting and coordinating research on cancers which are more specific to India like tobacco-related cancers, cancer of the uterine cervix, gallbladder cancer and liver cancers and would focus on understanding and analyzing the cause and genesis of these type of cancers.

NCI will operate on the lines of National Cancer Institute in the US and German Cancer Research Centre (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum) DKFZ as a nodal centre for indigenous research, promotive, preventive and curative aspects of care and human resource development.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Features

The National Cancer Institute will operate under AIIMS.

The National Cancer Institute will be set up with 710 beds, out of which 200 beds will be dedicated for translational research on India-specific cancers.

The Out-patient Department has been started already. Different facilities like surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, anesthesia, and palliative care and nuclear medicine would be available at the institute.

It will also house first-of-its-kind tissue repository in India. 

It will also house 372 units of flats and 1,080 hostel rooms for staff members. A night shelter with a capacity of 800 units meant for patient attendants is also been planned.


Out of 80 lakh cancer patients in the world, nearly 29 lakh of them are in India and about 11 lakh cancer cases are detected every year. The National Cancer Institute would be a landmark in the field of cancer research in the country.


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