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ONGC Foundation gives `100 cr support to NCI

ONGC Foundation gives `100 cr support to NCI

Nagpur: ONGC has extended a support of Rs 100 crore to turn the vision of affordable world class cancer care facilities in Central India into reality. The First phase of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Nagpur was inaugurated on August 13, 2017 in the august presence of Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra State, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, GOI, Piyush Goel, MoS (I/C) – Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, GOI, Dharmendra Pradhan, MoS (I/C), Petroleum and Natural Gas, GOI, Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Trust.

NCI is a unique CSR initiative that would provide world class Oncology treatment facilities at affordable rates to the general public of Central India. The Institute will have state of the art facilities for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancers. Being the medical hub of central India, Nagpur has been selected to setup the NCI. The NCI will be 455 bedded quaternary care oncology center. The project is slated for completion in the year 2018. ONGC has extended support to the project through its CSR Trust - ONGC Foundation. Dr. Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha is the implementing partner for the project. An agreement was signed between ONGC Foundation and Dr Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha on May 22.
The total cost of the project is Rs 565.20 Crore. Out of ONGC's support of Rs 100 crore, Rs 50 Crore shall be used for procurement of medical equipment for Radio diagnostic facilities (like MRI, Citi scan, ultrasound, Mammography, X-ray and Bone Marrow Densito meter) to be setup on the ground floor of the Institute. The balance Rs 50 Crore shall be used for construction of first floor, having the OPD chambers, and the second floor having economy ward.

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