New cancer institute outside Delhi to open in Sep 2018
NEW DELHI: The much awaited National Cancer Institute, AIIMS, established in Badhsa village in Haryana's Jhajjar district in the periphery of national Capital, is expected to start Out Patient Department (OPD) services in September 2018.
The new institute will bring major relief to cancer patients who come to Delhi AIIMS for treatment and diagnosis.
"With a capacity of 600 beds, 26 operation theatres, 15 laboratories for principal investigators and a separate Diagnostics Block, it would be among the biggest cancer institutes in the country, equipped with a wide range of facilities to provide treatment for different forms of cancer," Cancer Chief at AIIMS, Professor GK Rath, said.
Professor Rath informed that early detection of cancer enables the medical fraternity to save the patients and stressed that agencies should take measures to prevent use of tobacco by the public in general. School children in particular should be made aware of the demerits of tobacco consumption, he added.
The centre would be an eight-storey hospital block, which would have Surgical Oncology (200 beds) and Medical Oncology (200 beds), Radiation Oncology (120 beds) and Palliative Care (40 beds).
The remaining area would be sanctioned to Nuclear Medicine, Anaesthesia, Emergency, ICU and Day care. Necessary approvals from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Agency were obtained to commence works in the hospital block.
Moreover, the Diagnostics Block will comprise of laboratory space for Microbiology, Central Instrumentation Facility, Haemato-Pathology, Histo-Pathology, Cytopathology, Tumor Immunology and Advanced Diagnostics Centre.