AIIMS Jhajjar to get Proton facility for advanced cancer treatment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated this National Cancer Institute on February 12, 2019. The institute has the facility of 710 beds.
Chandigarh: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said that the Proton facility, first of its kind facility for the advanced treatment of cancer in northern India, would be available in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Badhsa, Jhajjar.
Mr Vij said that the institute would provide advanced medical treatment facilities for all stages of cancer.
This would benefit the patients of Haryana, Rajasthan along with Delhi and other states and would also reduce the pressure of patients visiting AIIMS, Delhi.
The Cancer Institute has been constructed on about 300 acres at the cost of about Rs 2,035 crore, he further said.
The institute has been constructed in just 36 months. Its Bhoomi poojan was performed in December 2015 and this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated this National Cancer Institute on February 12, 2019. The institute has the facility of 710 beds. It also has special facilities for the attendants of patients and doctors.
On a trial basis, Outpatient service had been started from December 18, 2018, and Inpatient services have been started from January 2019, in the institute, he added.