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Arunachal to get a state-of-the-art Tertiary Cancer Care Centre

Arunachal to get a state-of-the-art Tertiary Cancer Care Centre

A state-of-the-art comprehensive tertiary care cancer center will be set up for the people of the state in a phased manner

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State-of-the-art Tertiary Cancer Care Centre will be set up in Arunachal State-of-the-art Tertiary Cancer Care Centre will be set up in Arunachal

A state-of-the-art comprehensive tertiary care cancer center will be set up for the people of the state in a phased manner which will be equipped with the latest technologies and facilities like linear accelerator (True Beam), Brach therapy Unit, and PET CT scan. The new facility will make cancer treatment easier and hassle-free.

“A decision to this effect was taken at today’s meeting of the Governing Body of the State Cancer Society, which was chaired by me. Also stressed the need for creating mass awareness to prevent and fight cancer in the state by involving community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-government organizations (NGOs)”, directing the officials, Chief Minister Pema Khandu stated.

“Given the importance of behavioral changes for the prevention of cancer, I have requested Health Minister Shri Alo Libang ji to take initiatives in this regard”.

“Happy to share that as many as 3232 patients have benefitted from the Chief Minister’s Free Cancer Chemotherapy Scheme (CMFCCS) so far. Launched in 2017, there is a provision to give free chemotherapy medicines up to Rs 5 lakhs per patient per annum under this scheme”.

The MoU with Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai shall also be renewed for the CMFCCS for another term of three years. The Cancer Screening project will soon be launched at Papum Pare including ICC, East Siang, and Tirap districts.