Modi to inaugurate second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Kolkata on Friday
New Delhi, January 6, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) in Kolkata tomorrow via video conferencing.
"The second campus of CNCI has been built in line with the Prime Minister's vision to expand and upgrade the health facilities in all parts of the country," an official press release said.
"CNCI was facing a heavy load of cancer patients and a need for expansion was being felt for sometime. This need will be fulfilled through the second campus," it said.
The second campus of CNCI has been built at a cost of over Rs 530 crore, out of which around Rs 400 crore have been provided by the Union Government and the rest by the West Bengal government, in the ratio of 75:25.
The campus is a 460-bed comprehensive cancer centre unit with cutting edge infrastructure for cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment and care. The campus is equipped with modern facilities like Nuclear Medicine (PET), 3.0 Tesla MRI, 128 slice CT scanner, Radionuclide therapy unit, endoscopy suite, modern brachytherapy units etc. The campus will also work as an advanced cancer research facility and will provide comprehensive care to cancer patients especially those from Eastern and North-Eastern parts of the country, the release added.