New Cancer Centres Coming Up In The Country

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Under NPCDCS, 708 District NCD Clinics, 301 District Day Care Centres, and 5671 Community Health Center NCD Clinics set up

The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, provides technical and financial support to the States/UTs under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), as part of National Health Mission (NHM), based on the proposals received from the States/UTs and subject to the resource envelope. Cancer is an integral part of NPCDCS. The programme focusses on strengthening infrastructure, human resource development, health promotion & awareness generation for Cancer prevention, early diagnosis, management and referral to an appropriate level of healthcare facility for treatment of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including Cancer. Under NPCDCS, 708 District NCD Clinics, 301 District Day Care Centres, and 5671 Community Health Center NCD Clinics have been set up.

The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India implements “Strengthening of Tertiary Cancer Care Centres Facilities Scheme” to assist States/UTs in setting up of State Cancer Institutes (SCI) and Tertiary Care Cancer Centres (TCCC) in different parts of the country in order to enhance the facilities for tertiary care of cancer.19 State Cancer Institutes (SCIs) and 20 Tertiary Care Cancer Centres (TCCCs) have been approved under the said scheme. The State/UT wise list of approved SCIs/TCCCs is at Annexure-1.

There is also focus on Oncology in its various aspects in case of existing and new AIIMS and many Institutions approved for upgradation under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY). The details are attached in Annexure 2. National Cancer Institute at Jhajjar (Haryana) and second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata are also steps in this direction.

The Department of Atomic Energy has established cancer centres in Kharghar, Varanasi (two), Guwahati, Sangrur, Visakhapatnam, New Chandigarh and Muzaffarpur. The Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai is also providing services for cancer care.

Annexure -1

Table of SCIs/TCCCs:

1 Andhra Pradesh         Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool      SCI

2 Assam                        Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati      SCI

3 Bihar                          Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna     SCI

4 Chhattisgarh             Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur     SCI

5 Delhi                          Lok Nayak Hospital      TCCC

6 Gujarat                       Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad     SCI

7 Goa                            Goa Medical College, Panaji    TCCC

8 Haryana                     Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt     TCCC

9 Himachal Pradesh      Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla     TCCC

10  Himachal Pradesh   Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College, Mandi     TCCC

11 Jammu & Kashmir    Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar    SCI

12                                  Government Medical College, Jammu     SCI

13 Jharkhand                 Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi     SCI

14 Karnataka                  Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (RCC), Bengaluru      SCI

15                                   Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya     TCCC

16 Kerala                        Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram     SCI

17                                   Government Medical College, Kozhikode     TCCC

18 Madhya Pradesh        G.R. Medical College, Gwalior     TCCC

19                                    Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur     SCI

20 Maharashtra               Rashtrasant Tukdoji Regional Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Nagpur    TCCC

21                                    Government Medical College, Aurangabad     SCI

22                                    Vivekanand Foundation & Research Centre, Latur    TCCC

23 Mizoram                     Mizoram State Cancer Institute, Aizawl    TCCC

24 Nagaland                    District Hospital, Kohima    TCCC

25 Odisha                        Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack    SCI

26 Punjab                        Government Medical College, Amritsar    SCI

27                                    Civil Hospital, Fazilka     TCCC

28 Rajasthan                   S P Medical College, Bikaner     TCCC

29                                   SMS Medical College, Jaipur       SCI

30                                    Jhalawar Medical College & Hospital, Jhalawar     TCCC

31 Sikkim                         Multispecialty Hospital at Sochygang (Sichey), near Gangtok, Sikkim    TCCC

32 Tamil Nadu                 Cancer Institute (RCC), Adyar, Chennai      SCI

33 Telangana                   MNJ Institute of Oncology & RCC, Hyderabad    SCI

34 Tripura                         Cancer Hospital (RCC), Agartala      SCI

35 Uttar Pradesh              Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow     TCCC

36 Uttarakhand                Government Medical College, Haldwani     SCI

37 West Bengal                Government Medical College, Burdwan      TCCC

38                                     Murshidabad Medical College & Hospital, Berhampore, Murshidabad     TCCC

39                                     Sagore Dutta Memorial Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata     TCCC

Annexure 2

Table 1: Cancer Treatment Facility is approved in all New AIIMS

1 Bhopal

2 Bhubaneswar

3 Jodhpur

4 Patna

5 Raipur

6 Rishikesh

7 Raebareli

8 Mangalagiri

9 Nagpur

10 Kalyani

11 Gorakhpur

12 Bathinda

13 Guwahati

14 Bilaspur

15 Deoghar

16 Jammu

17 Kashmir

18 Madurai

19 Rajkot

20 Bibinagar

21 Manethi

22 Darbhanga

Table 2: List of State Govt. Medical Colleges approved for upgradation with Cancer Treatment Facility


1 Jharkhand

RIMS Ranchi

68 bedded Oncology Block


2 Punjab

Govt Medical College Amritsar


3 Himachal Pradesh

Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College, Tanda



4 Karnataka

Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli

Medical Oncology

5 Rajasthan

SP Medical College, Bikaner

Surgical Oncology

6 Rajasthan

RNT Medical College, Udaipur


7 Telangana

Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal

Medical Oncology

8 Uttar Pradesh

Govt Medical College, Gorakhpur

Surgical Oncology

9 Uttar Pradesh

M.L.N Government Medical College, Allahabad

Surgical Oncology

10 Uttar Pradesh

LLRM Medical College, Meerut.



11 Uttar Pradesh

Govt Medical College, Agra

Radiation /Medical Oncology

12 Bihar


Radiotherapy (equipment)

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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