National Cancer Institute to be fully operational by mid 2018
Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017
India's National Cancer Institute in Haryana will be fully operational by mid 2018 and will start its Out Patient Department (OPD) services by the end of 2017.
The institute will have the necessary linkages to all regional and other cancer institutions within the nation. The institute will act as an apex body for the network of the SCIs and TCCCs and will develop and mentor Cancer-related activities.
With an investment of Rs 2,035 crore, the institute is by far the largest health sector investment project in the nation. The hospital will offer 710 beds, over a dozen operation theaters, laboratories for Principal Investigators, four linear accelerators, and a separate Diagnostics Block for major work, among others.
Once it becomes fully operational, the institute will cater to 10 lakh patients per year.