PM inaugurates the second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Kolkata

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) in Kolkata today virtually in the presence of the Chief Minister of West Bengal Ms. Mamata Banerjee and other Union Ministers.

  • The second campus of CNCI has been built in line with the Prime Minister's vision to expand and upgrade the health facilities in all parts of the country. The campus will also work as an advanced cancer research facility and will provide comprehensive care to cancer patients  especially those from Eastern and North-Eastern parts of the country.
  • The second campus of CNCI has been built at a cost of over Rs 540 crore, out of which around Rs 400 crores have been provided by the Union government and rest by the West Bengal government, in the ratio of 75:25. 
  • The campus is a 460 bedded comprehensive cancer centre unit with cutting edge infrastructure for cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment and care. 

During that time with the help and support of Dr. B.C. Roy an eminent physician and then chief minister of West Bengal, the foundation of the present day Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital(CCH) was laid. The hospital was formally inaugurated by Prof. Madam J.Curie in January 2, 1950 and named after Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, as a tribute to and in the acknowledgment of the enormous donation of his land and property for the cause. It is one of the 25 regional cancer centres of India.

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