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Cancer :: Indian govt. proposes setting up of Cancer Institute in Chennai

The Centre proposes to set up a state-of-the-art National Cancer Institute in Chennai as part of efforts to augment medicare facilities in the country.

To be set up at an initial cost of Rs 200 crore, the proposed institute will come up on a 10-acre plot in Egmore, Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said.

The institute, which will be of international standards, will be a premier referral and research institution, he said, adding his ministry will move a Cabinet note for this purpose shortly.

Ramadoss said his ministry was also contemplating introducing Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) services on national highways following the success of a similar scheme in Andhra Pradesh.

The project will be implemented with the support of Satyam Computers, he said.

Referring to compulsory rural postings for medicos, he said he had already had extensive discussions with medical associations and the move would come into effect next year.

Observing that the move will ensure that graduating doctors learned the social ethos of villages, he said that fresh doctors will work for four months each in district headquarter hospitals, taluk hospitals and primary health centres under the supervision of district medical officers.


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