Guwahati, February 3, 2018: Tata Group will join hands with Assam government to start an elaborate cancer care programme across 15 districts of the state from next year, Tata Sons chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran said today.
“Tata group has a long-standing relation with Assam. Assam is very close to us. Our cancer care programme will be launched in the state in coming days,” Chandrasekaran said at the inaugural function of the Global Investors Summit 2018 here.
The group will sign a Memorandum of Understanding during the ongoing ‘Advantage Assam’ summit with the state government, he added.
A Tata Group official said that the proposed infrastructure footprint comprises of 17 centres across the state and will start functioning early next year.
“The Assam government and Tata Trusts are partnering in strengthening cancer control through the government’s health facilities. The programme will work in hub-and-spoke model with all the medical colleges acting as the hubs, while the district hospitals will function as diagnosis and day-care centres,” he added.
“The model will ensure that no patient will have to travel more than a few hours for accessing the full suite of cancer treatment services. This 3-tier model will be supported by an extensive awareness, screening and early detection programme at the population level,” he added.
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