Odisha government and Tata Trust will spend Rs 1,000 crore for development of cancer care facilities



Odisha government and Tata Trust will jointly spend Rs 1,000 crore for development of cancer care facilities in Odisha in next five years, a senior official said on Monday.

The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by chief secretary A P Padhi and attended by representatives of the Tata Trust on Monday.

The meeting focused on the implementation of a distributed model in Odisha to make cancer-care accessible, reduce the travel time and waiting period for the patients.

Padhi said the Tata Trust has recommended a three-tier step-down model focusing on prevention and early detection of cancer and making cancer care accessible by reducing the travel time to a maximum 2.5-3 hours, which would result in improved survival rates.


As per the Tata Trust's plan, the network will comprise three levels. 

First level: The Tata Trust would set up a Greenfield Hospital in Bhubaneswar and develop the infrastructure at Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC) in Cuttack.

Second level: Comprehensive diagnostic facilities for the treatment of cancer patients would be set up at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla, MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, government medical colleges in Kalahandi and Koraput and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Third Level: Daycare and diagnostic facilities would be set up at the district headquarters hospitals (DHH) in Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Baripada, Nabarangpur, Balangir, Bargarh and Angul.


The estimated cost towards the infrastructure development in five years would be around Rs 1000 crore, which would be equally shared by the Tata Trust and the state government, Padhi said.


Odisha government and Tata Trust will spend Rs 1,000 crore for development of cancer care facilities

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