The Centre approved the proposal to set up National Cancer Institute at the Jhajjar campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on 26 December 2013.
The Health Ministry proposed to set up Cancer Institute in Haryana. The Cancer Institute costs 2035 crore rupees and will be completed in a period of 45 months.
The National Cancer Institute will operate on the line of National Cancer Institute in USA and Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) in Germany. The institute will have Tissue Repository which is the first of its kind in India.
The institute will broadly have clinical division, research division and disease management groups (DMGs). DMGs will maintain details of all issues pertaining to management of various cancers, site wise and other facilities.
The National Cancer Institute will operate as a nodal center for indigenous research, promotive, preventive and curative aspects of care and human resource development.
The institute aims to plan, conduct and coordinate research on cancers which are more specific to India like tobacco related cancers, cancer of uterine cervix, gall bladder cancer and liver cancers.
HSSC (India) Ltd a public sector enterprise under Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry has been appointed as the Project Consultant. As a Project Consultant, HSSC (India) Ltd will be responsible for concept, detailed design & engineering, contracting, project management and medical equipment procurement, installations and the commissioning of the institute.
Cancer is emerging as a major public health concern in India where eleven lakh new cases are diagnosed every year and the mortality rate is 5.5 lakh per year.
The National Cancer Control Programme was launched in 1975-76 with the objectives of primary prevention, early detection, treatment and rehabilitation.
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When: 26 December 2013