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Tata to open Cancer Research Centre & Hospital in Jharkhand

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Tata Group will open a Research Centre and Hospital in Jharkhand, an official release said today.

Accepting Chief Minister Raghubar Das's request to set up a hospital in Jharkhand, the Tata Chairman Ratan Tata approved it and a delegation today Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Medical Education & Family Welfare department, Sudhir Tripathi.

Tripathi has been appointed as the nodal officer, the release said.

The CM's Principal Secretary said that the Chief Minister's pledge is to develop Ranchi as eastern India's medical hub and Tata Trust's Research Centre and Hospital would be an important part in that direction.

It can be recalled that Das and Ratan Tata had discussed on it during the Global Investors' Summit last month.

The Chief Minister wrote a letter to Ratan Tata on March 9. In the letter, Das had written that a large number of tribals and primitive tribals are living in with most of them living below poverty line.

Therefore it was necessary for better health facilities in Jharkhand, Das had written.

The CM in the letter had also mentioned that Tata has been doing a lot of social work and the company should increase health services in as well.

The Tata gave its consent letter on March 10 and today the delegation visited Ranchi, the release said.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 16:48 IST