DIBRUGARH, June 5 - Assam Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF), a not-for-profit joint venture between the Government of Assam and TATA Trusts, today started chemotherapy services in a 30-bed facility set up on the premises of the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) here.
The facility, called �ACCF Onco Care�, was inaugurated by Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma in the presence of Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika, MLA Prasanta Phukan, Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha and AMCH Principal Dr HK Goswami, among others.
Himanta said the construction of level III cancer hospital in association with Tata Trusts under Assam Cancer Care Foundation is under way at Assam Medical College and Hospital. �The construction was delayed for a few months due to the present situation but the works have now resumed in full swing. We have opened the Onco Care centre to provide radiation and chemotherapy on a priority basis. We have already recruited a 50-member medical team, nurses and other staff to render services in the hospital. Patients can undergo chemotherapy at the centre from today,� he said.
The Health Minister also inaugurated the Day Care Cancer Centre along with an NCD kiosk Swasth Assam at Assam Medical College and Hospital today.