Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during a reviewing meeting with the doctors and staff of AMCH in Dibrugarh on Friday. Image: Northeast Now
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during a reviewing meeting with the doctors and staff of AMCH in Dibrugarh on Friday. Image: Northeast Now

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday inaugurated the Day Care Cancer Centre along with an NCD Kiosk- Swasth Assam at Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh.

Speaking on the occasion Sarma said, “We are also looking whether we can provide a one-time amount of Rs 6000 to those who have not received Rs 2,000 per month from Assam care.”

“The Assam government is constructing a level 3 cancer hospital in Association with Tata Trust under Assam Cancer Care Foundation at Assam Medical College,” he added.

“The construction work is going on but it is delayed for some time due to the present situation,” he further said.

Adding further he said, “Therefore, we have inaugurated an ONCO CARE centre to provide Radiation and Chemotherapy on a priority basis.”

“We have recruited a 50-member team including a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, nurses and other staff to start the service,” he further said.

“From today onwards Chemotherapy can be done in this centre,” he added.

From September 2020 the Radiation facility will also be started here,” he said.

A Well Being Screening Centre for Cancer Patients has also been inaugurated today at the OPD campus of Assam Medical College today,” he further added.

Sarma also had a review meeting with senior Health, PWD, Education department officials on COVID situation.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com