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Palliative Care Units for Cancer Patients


Palliative Care Units for Cancer Patients

Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Smt Anupriya Patel stated this through a written reply in the Rajya Sabha informed that as per Indian Council of Medical Research’s Cancer registry data, the estimated incidence of cancer in the country, State/UT wise during 2017 is given below:

Estimated Incidence of cancer cases in India, State/UT – All sites — Both sexes
States 2017
Jammu & Kashmir 16480
Himachal Pradesh 8348
Punjab 33781
Chandigarh 1335
Uttaranchal 12995
Haryana 32049
Delhi 20899
Rajasthan 86675
Uttar Pradesh 257353
Bihar 137656
Sikkim 485
Arunachal Pradesh 1292
Nagaland 1309
Manipur 3082
Mizoram 1687
Tripura 2229
Meghalaya 3376
Assam 32177
West Bengal 112466
Jharkhand 43071
Orissa 51763
Chhattisgarh 33477
Madhya Pradesh 93754
Gujarat 77097
Daman & Diu 504
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 542
Maharashtra 138271
Telangana 43784
Andhra Pradesh 60475
Karnataka 76867
Goa 1801
Lakshadweep 96
Kerala 44566
Tamil Nadu 83554
Pondicherry 1687
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 443
Total 1517426

Health is a State subject, however to supplement the efforts of State, the Government of India is implementing  National Programme for Palliative Care (NPPC) under National Health Mission (NHM). There is no state-wise/national data maintained under NPPC, which suggest the inadequacy of number of palliative care units in the country as the support under the Program for the States/UTs is primarily for establishing basic palliative care services at district hospitals.

The program is a part of the ‘Mission Flexipool’ of National Health Mission (NHM). A framework of operational and financial guidelines for the states has been developed, on the basis of which the states/UTs prepare their proposals related to palliative care and incorporate them in their respective Programme Implementation Plan (PIPs) to seek financial support under NHM. The palliative care units at district hospitals, which are supported under the program, are at different stages of getting operational. A list of the districts covered, so far, under the program is given below:

List of districts, state-wise, covered under National Program for Palliative Care 

S.No States/UTs Districts
1 Maharashtra 8; Amravati, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Wardha, Washim,
Parbhani&Satara
2 Tamilnadu 20; Cuddalore, Dindigul, KovilpattiRamanathapuram, Tiruppur,
Krishnagiri, Thiruvallur, Namakkal, Thiruvarur,
Tiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram, Pollachi, Villupuram, Vellore,
Kumbakonam, Erode, Trichy, Salem, Tirunelveli&
Kanniyakumari
3 West Bengal 19; Darjeeling, Jalpaigudi, Coochbehar, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin
Dinajpur, Malada, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas,
South 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Hawrah, PoorviMidnapur,
PashchimMidnapur, Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, Bardhman&
Alipurduar
4 Odisha 5; Balangir; Nabrangpur; Koraput; Malkangiri and Naupada)
5 Assam 5; Kamrup, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur
6 Tripura 4; Kumarghat Rural Hospital, Kulai District Hospital, Udaipur
District Hospital and Jolaibari Rural Hospital
7 Nagaland 1; Naga hospital, Kohima
8 Andhra Pradesh 5; Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nellore, Tirupathi& Kurnool
9 Telangana 8; districts yet to be identified by the state.
10 Mizoram 1; East Aizwal
11 Puducherry 1; Puducherry
12 Kerala 14;Thiruvananthpuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam,
Alapuzza, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malaputtam,
Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasargode
13 Uttar Pradesh 10; Jalaun, Jhansi, Kheri, Lalitpur, Etawah, Faizabad, Firozabad,
Farrukhabad, Raibareilly&Sultanpur
14 Jammu & Kashmir 4; districts yet to be identified by the state in Jammu division.
15 Karnataka 5; Bangalore Rural, Raichur, Mangalore, Dharwad& Mysore.
16 Gujarat 6; Gandhinagar, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Porbandar&
Junagadh
17 Haryana 1; Ambala
18 Chhattisgarh 3; Raipur, Durg and Dhamtari
19 Madhya Pradesh 1; Ujjain


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