Bhubaneswar: The State Government has approved three cancer care unit projects worth Rs 155.92 crore to be established in three medical college hospitals at Brahmapur, Burla and Koraput.
The Department of Health and Family Welfare has issued three orders giving administrative approval for these projects. The approved cost is meant only for civil and other auxiliary infrastructures like electricity, water, drainage, etc., and does not include cost of any medical equipment, sources said.
A cancer care centre will be set up at the MKCG Medical College Hospital, Brahmapur with an estimated cost of Rs 76.29 crore. A G+3 building will be constructed along with other required infrastructure.
G+1 buildings will be set up each at SLN Medical College Hospital, Koraput and VIMSAR, Burla with costs of Rs 41.14 crore and Rs 38.48 crore, respectively.
Notably, the Government has been giving focus on cancer treatment as the State has lakhs of cancer patients. The Government has already initiated steps to set up specialised cancer hospitals at Bargarh and Jharsuguda.
Besides, the Government is further strengthening the premier Acharya Harihar Post-Graduate Institute of Cancer in Cuttack.
Recently, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the Bagchi-Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital & Research Centre and the Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre here to boost cancer care.