R Chidambaram said research will be taken up to develop indigenous version of proton beam therapy (PBT).
Chidambaram was talking to reporters after taking part in the inaugural session of the Indian Particle Accelerator Conference (InPAC- 2018) at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology here.
The four-day meet has been organised by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences of the Department of Atomic Energy, and the Indian Society for Particle Accelerators (ISPA).
Chidambaram, a noted experimental physicist, said research to develop a fully indigenous version of proton beam therapy is going to be started soon.
He said research projects are underway to bring forth scientific aspects of the Indian traditional medicine systems like Aryuveda.
The therapy painlessly delivers radiation through the skin from a machine outside the body.