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2,6301 patients treated at regional cancer centres in J-K:

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

As many as 26,301 patients have been treated at regional centres in and in the last four years, for Health told the and Legislative Assembly today.

Replying to a question of Ali Mohammad Sagar in the Assembly during zero hour, he said 6,776 patients were treated in 2017 in regional centres at Medical Colleges in and Jammu, and SKIMS.

In 2016, as many as 6,627 patients were treated there followed by 6,668 in 2015 and 6,130 in 2014, Bhagat said, adding registrations at centres indicate that incidences of cancer is alarming and increasing day by day.

The corpus fund scheme for cancer patients was launched by former chief and Rs one crore as corpus fund was released in favour of Principal Medical College Jammu, he said.

To date, as many as 468 patients have been benefited under the scheme, the said.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 18:35 IST