LINAC services and AMRIT pharmacy inaugurated
Performs bhoomi pujan for an 800 bedded Vishram Sadan
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan visited the National Cancer Institute, AIIMS, New Delhi (Jhajjar Campus). He stated that the NIC has been able to reduce the waiting list for surgery of cancer patients very significantly thus providing very valuable service to the healthcare seekers. The Union Minister stated that “The National Cancer Institute’s patient care facilities were made operational under the first phase of its construction and operationalisation plan.
Dr Harsh Vardhan also commissioned advanced facilities and services such as Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Services, AMRIT Pharmacy and the auditorium during his visit to the Institute. In addition, the Union Minister performed the Bhoomi Pujan for an 800 bedded Vishram Sadan at the Campus. To operationalise Linear Accelerator Services, two high end Linear Accelerator (LINAC) machines have been procured at the cost of approx. Rs 50 crore and installed at NCI. These high-end LINACs will help deliver precise high-energy x-rays or electrons to the region of the patient's tumor such that cancer cells are destroyed while largely sparing the surrounding normal tissue. Commissioning of LINAC Services completes the spectrum of treatment being provided for cancer patients at NCI as the patients shall be able to avail surgical, chemotherapy and radiation therapy services under one roof in an integrated manner, the Union Minister stated.