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Odisha, Tata Trust plan Rs 1,000 crore cancer care facilities

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

government and Tata Trust will jointly spend Rs 1,000 crore for development of care facilities in the state in next five years, a said today.

The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by A P Padhi and attended by representatives of the here today.

The meeting focused on the implementation of a distributed model in to make cancer-care accessible, reduce the and waiting period for the patients.

Padhi said the has recommended a three-tier step-down model focusing on prevention and early detection of and making care accessible by reducing the to a maximum 2.5-3 hours, which would result in improved survival rates.

As per the Tata Trust's plan, the network will comprise three levels. In the first level, the would set up a in Bhubaneswar and develop the infrastructure at (AHRCC) in Cuttack.

In the second level, comprehensive diagnostic facilities for the patients would be set up at and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla, and Hospital in Berhampur, government medical colleges in Kalahandi and in Bhubaneswar.

In the third level, daycare and diagnostic facilities would be set up at the district headquarters hospitals (DHH) in Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Baripada, Nabarangpur, Balangir, Bargarh and Angul.

Besides, the Tata Trust has also recommended daycare and diagnostics in the remaining DHHs outside of its proposed network.

The estimated cost towards the infrastructure development in five years would be around Rs 1000 crore, which would be equally shared by the Tata Trust and the state government, Padhi said.

Padhi said the will set up Foundation for better patients.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 18:40 IST