PM Modi inaugurates cancer care centre in Dibrugarh, Assam
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a cancer care centre in Assam's Dibrugarh district.
A cancer care centre developed by Assam Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF) has been unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dibrugarh, Assam. It is a joint venture of the state government and Tata Trusts and is part of 17 medical facilities being developed by ACCF, of which seven are inaugurated by PM Modi.
He inaugurated the cancer centre in front of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi.
PM Modi inspected the facilities and equipment in the centre. His tweet reads, "Went to a cancer hospital in Dibrugarh. The facilities are outstanding and will benefit the people of Assam, especially Dibrugarh and surrounding areas."
I wish there are no patients and people never fall ill, says CM Himanta Sarma
Himanta Biswa Sarma's tweet says, "Bohag is not just a season or month, it is the lifeline of the Assamese people. In this joyous month, I'm happy to dedicate advanced cancer care facilities to the people of Assam but I wish there are no patients and people never fall ill: PM Shri @narendramodi ji."
"Earlier, setting up one hospital in 7 years was a big achievement. But things have changed. Now, 7 hospitals are inaugurated on a single day in a State. In this year’s budget, INR 1,500 cr has been allocated to PM DevINE scheme, which too lends support to cancer care," he added.
"Today is an important day in the history of Assam. Higher-level healthcare facility for cancer treatment which was earlier not available in the state is being brought here. Cancer is not a rich man's disease," said Ratan Tata, as reported by Economic Times.