A seven-member team of experts from Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital, entrusted with functioning and construction work of a cancer centre in BHU, today said the institute would start functioning in the next six months and the overall construction will take 30 months.
The prime minister had on December 22, 2016 laid foundation stone for Madan Mohan Malaviya cancer centre and a super speciality hospital on a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency here.
A seven-member team of experts under the leadership of KS Sharma, academic director at Tata Memorial Hospital was sent for atwo day visit to BHU, which culminated yesterday.
The team surveyed the proposed construction site here at BHU's-Sunder Bagia.
The building's construction work will be completed in 30 months, said Sharma.
The cancer centre, being set up at a cost of around Rs 600 crore, will be beneficial in giving treatment to cancer patients from UP and its Eastern region -Purvanchal and also the patients fromBihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh as well as Nepal.
The team held meetings with the BHU's Institute Of Medical Sciences Director VK Shukla and Sir Sunder Lal Hospital's Medical Superintended OP Upadhyay.
The team also met expert doctors of the city and sought their suggestions in this regard.
Sharma said that an effort is being made to startgiving treatment to cancer patients in the coming six months and also run its OPD services within 6-12 months here in BHU.
He also asserted that all the facilities that are being provided at Mumbai's Tata MemorialHospital will be given to cancer patients here in Varanasi.
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