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With a motive to make cancer care and treatment available to each and everyone in the state of Punjab, the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) Mumbai for setting up Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital (HBCH) at Sangrur. Currently, people from Punjab have to travel to neighbouring states to avail treatment for cancer. This pact would ensure that cancer treatment reaches people from Sangrur and adjoining districts. (Read: Symptoms of cancer you shouldn't ignore)
This hospital will be set up at Civil Hospital, Sangrur and would act as an outreach facility to the upcoming Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital Research Centre at Mohali. The hospital that will be set up within the premises of the hospital will have 10-day care beds, three intensive care unit beds, three recovery beds and eight inpatient beds. The centre is also is supposed to be a state of the art facility with high end cancer diagnostic and treatment facilities and RT treatment requirements like 3D-CRT, SRS, IMRT, IGRT, etc. along with chemotherapy and surgical facilities. (Read: Latest research and advances in cancer treatment)
As reported by Rajasthan News, it is estimated that HBCH would cater to about 2500 to 3000 cancer patients in the coming four to five years.
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