Second campus of Chittaranjan cancer institute to come up in Rajarhat
The new hospital with state of the art facility will come up on a 10-acre land in Rajarhat. The work will be done in two phases.
In phase I, 460-bedded hospital will be completed at an approximate cost of Rs 564 crore, while in the second phase the expansion of the hospital will take place with an additional cost of Rs 436 crore.
Around 300 more beds will be increased during phase II work. Altogether the entire cost of the project will be around Rs 1,000 crore. This includes the construction of building, installation of equipments and many others.
The new project comes up as a part of the expansion of the existing campus of the CNCI at Hazra, which has 208 beds with ITU facilities.
The state government has agreed to provide 25 per cent of the entire cost of the project, while the Centre will spend the rest amount.
Chief Minsiter Mamata Banerjee had taken up initiatives to set up a world class cancer hospital in West Bengal.
She also extended her support to CNCI authorities for the completion of the project. The state government had provided land to CNCI in Rajarhat for the hospital.
Dr Jaydip Biswas, director of CNCI, said: “The hospital will have state-of-the-art facilities including nuclear medicine. The seats for people coming from economically challenged background will be reserved.”
Biswas said the project would not have been possible without the initiatives of the state government.
“The state government has provided us land and it helped us immensely to set up the hospital,” said Biswas.
Patients in the existing campus of CNCI have increased and as a result it was necessary to set up a new campus. The expansion work was not started before due to space constraints. But now it has become possible after the state government has come forward and provided land.
“The project had faced a delay after there were some problems with tendering process. The entire procedure of tendering processes is on the verge of completion. We expect that the construction work will begin by the end of January if everything goes as per plan,” Biswas said.