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Boost to cancer centre coming up at GMC

Boost to cancer centre coming up at GMC

02 Jul 2019 No comment 87 hits


The state government will tie up with the Portugal-based Champalimaud Foundation, a private biomedical research foundation involved in cancer research, to train and guide the oncologists at the upcoming tertiary cancer centre at Bambolim.  

Coming out with this information, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said the new super-speciality block coming up at the Goa Medical College Hospital will be commissioned in six months’ time.

“We will now have to sit and find out an adequate model to run this hospital,” he stated, mentioning that the government needs to identify the areas in the hospital, which it can run on its own, and in case any help is needed to be sought from outside,

which way is forward.

Rane said the new super-speciality block will also include health facilities related to gastroenterology, while first instalment of funds for tertiary cancer centre coming up at this block, has been handed over to Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation  to start the work.

“We are also in the process of tying up with the Tata Memorial Hospital for technical assistance and guidance, in cancer cases, while efforts are being made to tie up with the Champalimaud Foundation, in Lisbon so that we have people visiting from the Foundation, on regular basis, for training and guiding our oncologists to handle complicated cases,” Rane said, revealing that he is in correspondence with the Foundation.

Source: Boost to cancer centre coming up at GMC

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