The institute is being considered as a landmark in the field of cancer research in India.
JP Nadda, Union Health Minister, has said that the largest cancer hospital in India, the National Cancer Institute in Haryana’s Jhajjar district, will be open to the public by the third week of January.
The institute is being considered a landmark in the field of cancer research in India. It will lessen the deficit of tertiary cancer care in the northern region.
Operative under AIIMS, New Delhi, the institute will have 710 beds. Out of these, 200 beds will be dedicated for translational research on India-specific cancers. The institute will consist of different facilities like surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, anaesthesia and palliative care and nuclear medicine. It will further have the first-of-its-kind tissue repository in the country.
The institute was approved by the Manmohan Singh administration in 2013 and has been built at a cost of Rs 2,035 crore. There will be 372 units of flats and 1,080 hostel rooms for staff members at the institute.