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Tata Memorial Hospital to expand in Navi Mumbai

A 930-bed cancer treatment center of the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) will soon start operating at Kharghar near Mumbai. The TMH, located in Parel in Central Mumbai, has a capacity of 700 beds, while the upcoming Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai will have 930 beds. The Kharghar center will also have a 300-room accommodation facility for patients’ relatives The TMH research center at Kharghar was set up 16 years ago, which is now being upgraded to the treatment center as well to ease the burden on the Parel hospital which was set up in 1941. The TMH at Parel treats 60,000 new patients every year and conducts around 10,000 major and minor surgeries. The treatment of pediatric cancer will shift to Kharghar. Pediatric cancer patients who come from across the country face inconvenience at the Parel hospital because there is no facility for staying.