An 800-bed cancer hospital will be set up in Chhatarpur,with state-of-the-art treatment options,as the southern campus of Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI).
This will be the third campus of the DSCI,which is located in East Delhi. On February 4,the World Cancer Day,the government had announced the setting up of a DSCI campus in West Delhi at Jankapuris super specialty hospital complex.
Delhi Health Minister Dr A K Walia said,There was a dire need to establish a comprehensive cancer care institute in South Delhi to provide world-class treatment facilities to lakhs of residents in the area. We are trying to provide facilities closer to home for these people,with a long-term aim of making Delhi cancer-free by adequate preventive measures and modern treatment facilities.
Dr Walia chaired a meeting on Tuesday,where it was decided that the centre will come up on 14 acres in Chhatarpur.
Dr Walia said another campus of DSCI will soon come up in North Delhi. The existing campus in East Delhi has been recently given the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals quality stamp.
Till last year,this had been the only dedicated cancer treatment facility under the Delhi government.
According to health department officials,the South Delhi campus will begin with an OPD facility in September this year. A similar OPD will be started from March 13 at Jankapuri super specialty hospital.
Dr Walia said an old project of starting a 200-bed general hospital in Chhatarpur,would soon see the light of day.
This hospital will be functionally linked to Delhi State Cancer Institute campus and a para-medical training institute, he said.