Health minister Keshab Mahanta on Thursday visited the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), Dibrugarh and took stock of the final works of the Cancer Care Centre that will be inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi on April 28. The prime minister will also inaugurate six other cancer hospitals in Assam virtually on the same day from Dibrugarh and lay foundation for the newly sanctioned seven cancer hospital in the state. The 185-bedded apex cancer cancer centre with state-of-the-art facilities coming up at the Assam Medical College and Hospital is going to have education and public health research capabilities. The cancer facilities are being set up in the state under Assam Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF) – a joint initiative of the Assam government and Tata Trusts.
The health minister was accompanied by Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu, ACCF project director Gautam Shinte, AMCH principal Dr Sanjeeb Kakati, AMCH superintendent Dr Prasanta Dihingia, Dibrugarh cancer hospital superintendent Dr Nabajyoti Choudhury, joint director of health services Dr Rajiv Kumar Baruah and officials of Tata Trusts and L&T.


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