Kohima, July 2 (EMN): Nagaland Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) will be receiving INR 23 cr. for setting up a Tertiary Care Cancer Centre (TCCC) from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This will be the first instalment of the state’s TCCC project of INR 43.50 cr.
The Union Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed about the amount released through a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on July 2, according to Press Information Bureau (PIB).
The TCCC at NHAK is among 20 TCCCs, and 16 State Cancer Institute (SCI) which have been approved to be set up by the government of India across the country.
The government of India is implementing ‘Strengthening of Tertiary Care Cancer Facilities Scheme’ to assist states/UTs in setting up of SCI and TCCC in different parts of country, the PIB stated.
Earlier, in the month of February, former Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, I Himato Zhimomi had stated that the TCCC will become functional by the end of this year.