Tata Memorial Centre to takeover BBCI from July 1
GUWAHATI: B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) will officially begin functioning under the Department of Atomic Energy and Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai from July 1 onwards, informed authorities.
Following this, a host of changes will be undertaken in the institute including infrastructural, changes in OPD timings as well as strengthening the doctors and staff.
Dr Amal Chandra Kataki, director of BBCI informed that all new rules and regulations of the Atomic Energy and Tata Memorial Centre will be implemented at BBCI from July 1.
Speaking about the new developments Kataki said that one of their primary priorities is to increasing the number of employees.
“When the institute comes under the central government, a total of 166 new posts will be created which includes nursing staff, specialist doctors, resident doctors and other staff,” said Kataki adding that at present BBCI has 225 regular employees and 92 contractual employees, 42 doctors, 26 post graduate doctors, 69 nurses who are presently working.
Apart from new developments, one of the major changes for the doctors of the institute will be to give up private practise.
As per the new agreement which puts the BBCI under the control of the central government, doctors will have to refrain from private practise.
“The doctors at the institute have gracefully accepted the decision and have welcomed it too. It is a big step and challenging for everyone,” said Dr Kataki complimenting and thanking the doctors for accepting the provision of not practising privately.
File photo of B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI)