National Cancer Institute at AIIMS Haryana
The minister said that the Cancer Institute in Badsa will be “independent India’s largest government-funded hospital project”. The project is planned to be completed within three years, he said after preforming ‘Bhumi Pujan’ ceremony at the site. “The Cancer Institute will be modelled after the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of USA and the government has already entered into a MoU with NCI USA during the visit of Prime Minister to USA in October 2014,” he said.
It is slated to be a premier institution for all cancer-related activities in the country and will have linkages with all regional and cancer centres. The institute will have 710 beds out of which 200 beds will be dedicated for Translational Research in India-specific cancers. There will be 372 units of flats and 1,080 hostel rooms for the staff members. A night shelter with a capacity of 800 units meant for the patient attendants is also being planned, the minister added.