First-of-its-kind cancer care grid to be set up in Guwahati
Govt of Assam and Tata Trusts are working on setting up a unique, first-of-its kind 3 level cancer care grid at State, Capital and District levels. The initiative is likely to have an investment of Rs 1400 crores, and proposed to be shared between Tata Trusts and the state.
This shall also leverage various state and central government schemes. A South Asian Cancer Research Centre is also proposed to be set up to undertake research on identifying reasons and develop treatment protocols with a focus on South Asia.
Under the grid system, L1 or state level cancer care institute at Guwahati to have advanced, tertiary care facilities; L2 or medical college to have chemo, radiation and surgical oncology, and L3 or district hospitals to have day care, chemotherapy and radiation facilities. We are certain that the proposed centre at Guwahati would be able to cater to the needs of entire North East.
Himanta Biswa Sarma with Ratan Tata