Governor inaugurates high-end equipment at BBCI
GUWAHATI: In a step to improve the infrastructure facilities at the Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated a state-of-the-art CT scan machine and high dose radio-isotope therapy ward in the nuclear medicine department on November 27.
The inauguration coincided with one year of taking over of the BBCI by the department of atomic energy, government of India as a unit of Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai.
As per the BBCI officials, this facility is first-of-its-kind in Northeast. In his address, the Governor stated that considering high incidence of cancer in the North East Region and limited human resource in the field of oncology, the initiative of BBCI to start various post graduate courses will benefit all the upcoming cancer centres in the region.
Principal Secretary of state health and family welfare department, Samir Kumar Sinha, and Dean of Academics at TMC Dr. Kailash Sharma, were the distinguished guests for the event.
Speaking during the occasion, Sinha laid emphasis on prevention and early detection of cancer through community awareness and importance of palliative care.
Governor Jagdish Mukhi at BBCI