Amit Shah to inaugurate NCI on May 27

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 May 2017 14:13:32


By Vikas Vaidya,

Sr Adv Sunil Manohar to be the President of Dr Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha

BHARATIYA Janata Party’s national President Amit Shah will inaugurate National Cancer Institute (NCI), a dream project of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis,on May27 .NCI is the 475-bed hospital run by Dr Aabaji That te Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha and will have state-of-theart facilities. The opening of the new cancer facility will bring affordable care for the needy of the region.

The institute, a green building, will comeupon8.78 lakh sq ft area. The project cost is being pegged at approximately Rs 250-275 crore. The new NCI medical facility will bring the much-needed relief to cancer patients of Central India. The other advantage of this new facility will be that treatment here would cost much less than similar services available at Tata Memorial Centre.

University recognised courses in the super-specialty in Oncology, Phd programmes, nurses and paramedical training will also be conducted by the NCI. Most cancer patient soft he region are diagnosed late and mostly in incurable stage. This is mainly because a wide gap exists in the options for cancer treatment in Central India.

Between Mumbai and Kolkata,there is no major cancerfacility. NCI will fill this gap.The trust is trying for a platinum rating and get recognised from Indian Green Building Council. Since many ailing patients cannot meet travelling,treatment and accommodation costs, an integrated palliative care centre was started at Dharampeth in 2012.This centre benefited 2,500 patients across Vidharba and Central India.

In an another development in NCI, legal luminary of the country former Advocate General of Maharashtra Senior Adv Sunil Manohar will become President of Dr Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha that runs NCI.The post of President became vacant after Devendra Fadnavis became Chief Minister.

Theen tire project has been conceptualised and supervised by Secretary Shailesh Joglekar, Vice-President Ajay Sancheti and their devoted colleagues. Their efforts are getting equal support from Dr Anand Pathak, who is very respected Oncologist of the country. He is also the Medical Director of the NCI. Once NCI starts operating the people of this region need not go to other big cities for the treatment.