Cancer Centres and Hospitals across India.

| August 30, 2013

Cancer Centres and Hospitals

 

Cancer can be diagnosed and treated at various levels in the Government healthcare delivery system.  The number of such facilities run by Government is not centrally maintained.  However, in addition to the Central Government Institutions, providing diagnosis and treatment for cancer, such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Safdarjung Hospital, Dr.RML Hospital, PGIMER, Chandigarh, JIPMER, Puducherry,  Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI), Kolkata, the Government of India has also financially assisted, Regional Cancer Centres across the country.  Further, under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), assistance has been given for cancer care facilities at twelve (12) institutions as follows:

 

S.No. Name of State Number of Institutes assisted* Total Number
2011-12 2012-13
1 Andhra Pradesh 1   1
2 Arunachal Pradesh   1 1
3 Himachal Pradesh 1   1
4 Kerala 2 2 4
5 Maharashtra   1 1
6 Mizoram 1   1
7 Punjab 1   1
8 Sikkim   1 1
9 Tamil Nadu 1   1
  TOTAL 7 5 12

* 2010-11 – No institution was financially assisted.

 

In the period 2013-17, under National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), the activities of prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer upto the district level and below are being taken up under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). In addition, the 12thFive Year Plan has provided Rs.3200 crores for strengthening of Tertiary Care Cancer Centres. Enhancing health care facilities is an ongoingendeavour of the Ministry subject to availability of resources and inter-se priorities.

 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare ShriGhulamNabi Azad in written reply to a question in the LokSabha today.

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