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PM Modi coming to Punjab to inaugurate institute whose foundation was laid by Dr Manmohan Singh

PM Modi coming to Punjab to inaugurate institute whose foundation was laid by Dr Manmohan Singh

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As per available information, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Punjab to inaugurate Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Center at Mullanpur (New Chandigarh) on August 24,2022.

Former Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh had laid the foundation stone of Rs 450 crore Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Mullanpur in December 2013.   Punjab had given 50 acres of land for this prestigious project.

When contacted senior BJP leaders Sanjay Tandon and RP Singh, they feigned ignorance about the PM visit to New Chandigarh on August 24,2022.

Notably, Homi bhabha cancer hosptial and research center is a 300 bedded facility which is partially functioning at present. The OPDs of various departments such as surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, preventive oncology, anesthesia and palliative care have been started, in addition to above, state of art facilities like MRI, CT, mammography, digital radiography, LINAC RT , Brachytherapy are available for the management of various kind of cancers.

The current facility also harbours a day care facility for administration of chemotherapy and minor OT for biopsy and superficial surgeries.

PM Modi coming to Punjab to inaugurate institute whose foundation was laid by Dr Manmohan Singh-FILE Photo -courtesy Internet

PM Modi coming to Punjab to inaugurate institute whose foundation was laid by Dr Manmohan Singh. Yesterday, in order to take stock of the current status of Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Center at Chandigarh which would bolster the cost effective cancer treatment in State, the Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua had reviewed the progress of the prestigious project.

Prof. Ashish Gulia, Deputy Director, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre had apprised the chief secretary that till date approximately 300 patients have received treatment in the centre.

Dr Gulia had updated about seamless interconnecativity between HBCHRC New Chandigarh and HBCH Sangrur for reporting of various investigations

Remaining part of the facility is likely to get completed in about 6 months time and all 300 beds will be functional to provide world class cancer care to the patients not only from Punjab but from various neighbouring states like Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand & Rajasthan.

August 17,2022

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