As many as 9 dedicated cancer hospitals in Assam will be fully operational by September this year.

This was stated by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Himanta Biswa Sarma made this announcement while presenting the Assam Budget 2021.

“9 cancer hospitals will be inaugurated in Assam in September,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma.

These new 9 cancer hospitals will come up at Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Diphu, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Mangaldoi and Kokrajhar.

Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be invited to inaugurate these cancer hospitals.

“Once functional, these cancer hospitals at different tiers will benefit lakh of our cancer patients not only from Assam but also from the entire Northeast. Given the mammoth size of the programme, we would like to invite Hon’ble prime minister to inaugurate all these facilities at once from one platform,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

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“I am happy to announce that the implementation of the Assam Cancer Care Program has progressed significantly. Our vision of making available the best cancer care treatment in Assam is on the verge of being realized,” Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

“The Cancer Care Centres at Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Diphu, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Mangaldoi and Kokrajhar are scheduled to be fully functional by September 2021,” Himanta Biswa Sarma added.

“It will be of great satisfaction when cancer patients and their family members no longer have to travel outside the State at great emotional and financial cost, and can get the best treatment in their home State itself,” Himanta Biswa Sarma further said in his budget speech.

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