Tata Group will open a Cancer 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 Trust Chairman Ratan Tata approved it and a delegation today met 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 Sanjay Kumar said that the Chief Minister's pledge is to develop Ranchi as eastern India's medical hub and Tata Trust's Cancer 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 Jharkhand 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 Jharkhand as well.
The Tata Trust gave its consent letter on March 10 and today the delegation visited Ranchi, the release said.
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