Now, Govt hospitals in state to have pre-cancer detection centre

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Apr 2018 10:40:32

 


 

Staff Reporter,

Taking serious cognizance of rising number of cancer patients, now Government has decided to start pre-cancer detection centres at Government-run hospitals in Maharashtra, announced Dr Deepak Sawant, Health Minister in State Assembly. This facility will include provision of free chemotherapy.


Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari during the bhoomipujan at RST Cancer Hospital had expressed the need for pre-detection mechanism for this dreaded disease. Both had expressed their concern that cancer was detected when it reach last state. They both had urged medical community to come up with pre-cancer detection. Now Government in Maharashtra setting up these centres.


In coordination with Tata Cancer Hospital, Cancer Registry Centre will become functional. Under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojna presently, cancer patients are being given the two cycles of chemotherapy free. Government is considering whether four cycles could be given free or not.


With the help of Government, the cancer patients are being treated at Tata Cancer Institute. IN the same way the patients are being treated in Nagpur’s RST Cancer Hospital, National Cancer Institute. At division level the Government has its own facility to treat cancer at Nagpur Aurangabad and Amravati. On the same lines Government is thinking of providing the cancer treatment at other places in State.


The treatment of cancer lasts long and when patients are admitted the relatives suffer the most as they dont have a place to stay.


Now, the construction of two buildings with 300 blocks has been planned at Mumbai for the stay of relatives of the patients admitted at Tata Cancer Hospital.