ONGC Foundation gives aid to National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute will be 455 bedded quaternary care oncology center and it would be completed in 2018

GN Bureau | August 16, 2017


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 ONGC has granted Rs 100 crore to turn the vision of affordable world class cancer care facilities in central India into reality. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) first phase at Nagpur was unveiled on August 13, 2017 in the presence of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

The NCI is aimed to provide world class affordable oncology treatment facilities to the people of central India. It will have state-of-the-art facilities for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancers. Being the medical hub of central India, Nagpur has been chosen to set up the NCI. It will be 455 bedded quaternary care oncology center. The project is slated for completion in the year 2018.
 
ONGC has extended support to the project through its CSR Trust - ONGC Foundation. Dr. Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha is the implementing partner for the project.
 
The total cost of the project is Rs 565.20 crore. Out of ONGC’s support of Rs 100 crore, Rs 50 crore shall be used for procurement of medical equipment for radio diagnostic facilities (like MRI, Citi scan, ultrasound, Mammography, X-ray and Bone Marrow Densito meter) to be setup on the ground floor of the institute. 
 
Remaining Rs 50 crore shall be used for construction of first floor, the OPD chambers, and the second floor will have economy ward. ONGC has released a sum of Rs 30 crore as first installment towards the project.
 

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