Assam government is poised to treat cancer at the doorstep and has tied up with Tata trust in PPP mode to provide cancer facilities in the state, Health and Family Welfare Commissioner and Secretary Anurag Goel said. “Assam Government is soon going to treat cancer at the doorstep. The state government has tied up with Tata Trust in a Rs 2000 crore project in PPP mode to provide cancer care facilities in the state”, Goel said at the CII North East Healthcare Conclave here. The conclave has been organized with the aim to bring to the fore issues of developing an efficient healthcare ecosystem in the north east region. Goel also emphasized the need for developing quality workforce for sustainable growth in the healthcare sector.
K H Palin, CMD of Shija Hospitals and Research Center in Imphal said the north east being a biodiversity hotspot offers immense opportunities to promote the region as a destination for alternative medicine. Sudhakar Manav, CEO, Apollo Hospitals highlighted the various aspects that require improvement as well as government interventions in creating the base for building the foundation. Emphasizing upon skilled manpower, IT and soft skill, he highlighted the investment opportunities available in the affordable healthcare, drugs and devices, medical value chain and medical tourism. Abhijit Barooah, Co-Chairman of CII North East Council said that the physical infrastructure for healthcare services available in the region is highly skewed and unevenly distributed and emphasized on the need of well-trained health workers in terms of specialized doctors and skilled paramedics. – Business Standard