GUWAHATI, October 12: Assam health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said Government of Assam and Tata Trusts are working on setting up a unique, first-of-its-kind 3-level cancer care grid at state, capital and district levels with an investment of 1400 crore.
Sarma met Ratan Tata and members of Tata Trusts, Sarma said, “for what may become a rare philanthropy-government collaboration on cancer care and management. Government of Assam and Tata Trusts are working on setting up a unique, first-of-its-kind 3-level cancer care grid at state, capital and district levels which is likely to have investment of Re 1400 crore and proposed to be shared between Tata Trusts and state.”
He added, “This shall also leverage various state and central government schemes. A South Asian Cancer Research centre is also proposed to be set up to undertake research on identifying reasons and develop treatment protocols with a focus on South Asia.”
The health minister said, “We are certain that the proposed centre at Guwahati would be able to cater to the needs of entire North East. After fruitful discussions with Ratan Tata we expect a positive announcement from Tata Trusts shortly on this iconic collaboration”. (Agencies)