3 Tertiary Care Cancer Centres Sanctioned: Bali Bhagat



SRINAGAR, June  23: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today informed the House that Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has  sanctioned three Tertiary Care Cancer Centres  (TCCC) one each at at a cost of Rs.45.00 crore for District Hospital Kupwara, Kishtwar and Udhampur.         

While replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Qaiser Jamsheed Lone, the Minister said that State had consented for 10 per cent state share would be meted out by the Department and the same was communicated to Government of India on May 12, 2014. The Department is in regular contact with Union Ministry on the issue, vide its latest communication on 28th March, 2016, the Minister informed.         

Mr. Bhagat further said under the centrally sponsored scheme, “National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio-Vascular Diseases and Stroke” (NPCDCS) a  Day Care Chemo therapy ward, Cardio-Care Unit and Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) OPD is functional to treat the patients involved in various ailments like, Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio-Vascular Diseases and Stroke, in District hospital Handwara.

Highlighting the achievements of the District hospitals of Handwara and Kupwara, the Minister said that the Oncology OPD has received 1093 patients, while as Oncology Indoor Patient Department has received 958. As many as  1062 patients have undergone Chemotherapy at the hospitals, adding that 219 patients were examined for Cardio-Care and also 5415 were examined and screened for Diabetes & Hypertension, the Minister informed.

Cancer screening camps are being held under the scheme to give wide publicity of the programme and create awareness among the people about these diseases in rural areas, the Minister added.



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