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Odisha to get its own cancer institute

Odisha to get its own cancer institute

Odisha is reported to get its own state-of the-art cancer institute. The initiative by the state government has got support from Mayo Clinic, which has expressed its interest to set up a cancer research institute here. The expressed cancer institute will also offer research and training programmes in oncology.

All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will also provide their support to beef up the cancer infrastructure in Odisha by being a part of this particular initiative.

This was decided today at a meeting between US based Mayo Clinic representative Dr Debabrata Mukhopadhyaya and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.

Odisha’s health and family welfare minister and chief secretary G C Pati were also present in the meeting.

A press statement released by the chief minister’s office said, Mayo Clinic, which is a top global cancer research institute, has expressed its interest to set up a cancer research institute in Odisha.

During the meeting, chief minister Patnaik assured Mukhopadhyaya that the state government would provide all possible support for success of the project.

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