JORABAT, July 19 - �Bangladesh is facing a growing number of cancer cases and the patients there prefer hospitals in India for quality treatment and care. Guwahati, where quality cancer care is cheap and affordable, can be a cancer care hub for patients from Bangladesh.�
This was stated by Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur, the Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Guwahati, during a programme held at the North East Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (NECHRI) in Jorabat on Friday.
Monsur, and a 12-member delegation of journalists from Bangladesh, visited NECHRI to promote medical tourism between the two countries.
NECHRI chairman Ganesh Tamuly assured quality service and treatment to patients from the neighbouring country, and said he was interested in sending a delegation to Bangladesh to strengthen the relationship between doctors of NECHRI and patients from Bangladesh. �The newly introduced flight from Guwahati to Dhaka will bring cancer patients from Bangladesh closer to their requirements,� he added.
Dr DK Nath, head and neck cancer surgeon at NECHRI, said cancer treatment for Bangladeshi patients will be available at a most affordable cost at NECHRI than any other place in India. Dr Gitartha Roymedhi, chief operating officer at NECHRI, said six patients from Bangladesh have already been successfully treated at the institute. NECHRI medical superintendent Dr R Gohain and OSD Bulbul Chetia were present during the programme.