Wednesday, June 19, 2024

‘State Cancer wing to be ready on time’


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: State Health and Family Welfare Minister Rowell Lyngdoh on Friday asserted that there would be no delay in commissioning of the under-construction cancer wing at the Shillong Civil hospital.

Speaking to The Shillong Times, Lyngdoh stated that his Department would ensure that the project is commissioned within its stipulated time frame. “The contractor has already been instructed to complete the project within the stipulated time frame,” he said. The foundation stone of the Rs 26-crore cancer wing was laid in March this year by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma to provide a fillip for cancer patients in the State.

Construction of the cancer wing, which is expected to be completed in 18 months, is sponsored by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, and will be equipped with the latest technology.

“Construction work is going on in full swing. The foundation work is being done now,” he added.

Once the cancer wing becomes operational, sophisticated equipments worth Rs 15 crore would be purchased to provide better medical facilities to the patients. Besides, a cobalt machine (used for radiation therapy) which is presently being used at the Civil Hospital would also be shifted to the cancer wing.

Once commissioned, the cancer wing is expected to provide great relief to cancer patients of the State, besides other patients who would come to Shillong from different parts of the country.


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