NEW DELHI, Feb 9 � In a major relief for the premier cancer institute, a five-year re-vitalisation plan has been cleared at an estimated cost Rs 197 crore.
A meeting of the Board of Directors of Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati under the Chairmanship of Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Paban Singh Ghatowar cleared the revitalisation plan.
According to official sources, majority of the funding would be through North Eastern Council (NEC) of Ministry of DoNER and the rest through Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India and Government of Assam
The Fourth Tripartite Agreement involving NEC, DAE and the Government of Assam was signed by Minister DoNER, Paban Singh Ghatowar who is the Chairman of NEC. P. P. Varma, the additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of Assam.
According to a chalked out plan, a PET CT Scan Machine, Radiation Medicine Centre, Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Second CT Simulator Machine, Micro-Vascular Surgery facilities would be introduced. The second unit of 100 bedded Guest House for patients is proposed to be constructed for the benefit of patients coming from the distant places of the North-Eastern Region. Additional Quarters for Grade - III Employees and Nurses and Deluxe Paying Cabin will be constructed to further augment the infrastructure facilities.