Captain Amarinder Singh inaugurated Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Sangrur
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh inaugurate the second building of the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Sangrur today.Punjab’s Health Minister Brahm Mohindra,Sangrur Member of legislature and Cabinet Minister , Vijay Inder Singla and Tata Memorial Hospital Director Dr RA Badwe was also present during the inauguration.
The 30-bedded cancer hospital set up on the campus has become a 100-bedded hospital with the inauguration of second phase of building. The new building will have four state of the art operational theatres and six-bedded ICU. There will be 48 general beds, 12 semi-private beds and six private beds.
The Chief Minister also launched a Cancer Prevention Programme for Sangrur district, under which intensive health education on the risk factors and preventive measures of the disease (Cervix, Oral and Breast Cancer) and easy access for diagnosis and treatment would be provided to the people at their doorsteps.
The Chief Minister, who later reviewed the 300-bedded Tata Cancer Hospital being constructed at Mullanpur near Chandigarh, said the facility be made functional by next Diwali. He directed the concerned officials to expedite the construction of the hospital.
Captain Amarinder further said that a tertiary cancer care centre at Fazilka was being constructed at a cost of Rs. 29 crore, which would be operational by September 2019. Besides, a Rs 114 crore State Cancer Institute would be set up at Amritsar.
“This building has a conference room, auditorium, lecture hall, rooms for doctors, administration and accounts,” said Cabinet Minister Vijay Inder Singla.The state government has also sanctioned Rs 5 crore for interventional radiology facility, which will be commissioned within six months,”Singla added.