Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 24 said holistic health care has been a priority in the country for the past eight years and more work has been done in this field than the last seven decades.
He inaugurated 300-bed Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Mohali’s Mullanpur. The facility has been built at a cost of over ₹660 crore by Tata Memorial Centre, an aided institute under the Union Department of Atomic Energy.
The Prime Minister said over 1.50 lakh health and wellness centres are being set up in the country, of which 1.25 lakh have already started functioning.
In Chandigarh, people from remote areas of Himachal Pradesh come to the PGIMER for treatment.
In Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur, an AIIMS has been built and over here a big facility for cancer treatment is available now, he said.
Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is a 300-bed facility equipped with facilities such as MRI, mammography, digital radiography and brachytherapy to treat all types of cancer using available treatment modalities like surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant.
The hospital will act as a tertiary care centre to patients not only from Punjab but also from Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.