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Rs. 80cr allocated for medical equipment procurement

At a cost of Rs 120 crore, the Chhattisgarh government is building a 100-bed state-level cancer institute in Bilaspur. In a virtual show held at his residential office on Sunday, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel performed Bhoomi-Poojan.

Speaking on the occasion, Baghel said that the cancer institute would be outfitted with cutting-edge technology for cancer treatment, and construction would be completed within the year. He stated that cancer patients from the state and surrounding states will receive excellent care at the center.

Health minister T.S Singh Deo, minister in charge of revenue Jaisingh Agarwal, parliamentary secretary Rashmi Ashish Singh along with others were present in the virtual meeting.

The institute constructed at Bilaspur will have facility of 100 beds a 20 ICUs.

The Chief Minister said that in continuation of efforts towards expansion of health facilities in Chhattisgarh during the last three and a half years, another important initiative is being taken today. This institute will surely prove to be of utmost importance for the treatment of cancer patients.

T.S Singh Deo, health minister, said that an amount of Rs 34.19 crore have been approved for the cancer institute while a central share of Rs 51.84 crore has also been received. The construction work of this institute will start soon.

He also said Rs 34.50 crore will be spent on the construction of the building of the State Cancer Institute and Rs. 80.70 crore will be spent on the equipment. All types of chemotherapy, such as-targeted, Immuno, molecular, and metronomic facilities will be available free of cost at the State Cancer Institute. The treatment will be done here with a state-of-the-art radiotherapy machine. Two Linear Accelerators, Cobalt Brachytherapy Unit, PET Scan machines, CT simulators, MRI machines and all state-of-the-art equipment for cancer research will be available in the State Cancer Institute. Breast cancer, cervical cancer, oral and throat cancer, lung cancer, colon and colon cancer, liver, gallbladder cancer, bone cancer, and blood cancer will also be treated. Oneindia

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