JORABAT, Nov 18 - Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati, today awarded the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) for its contribution towards various outreach activities of the cancer institute.
The award was given on the occasion of the 46th foundation day celebration of BBCI. It was received by Dr Balendra K Das, Director Administration, USTM, and Mehjabeen Rahman, Principal Secretary, USTM. Kuladhar Saikia, IPS, Director General of Police Assam, and Dily Barn, Director of Cancer Relief India, were also present in the award function. The award was handed over by Dr AC Kataki, Director, BBCI.
Speaking on the occasion, DGP Saikia appreciated BBCI�s gesture of honouring institutions for their contribution to the society by way of helping cancer patients, mainly those who come from rural areas of the region for treatment in the hospital.
It may be mentioned here that USTM has been working in collaboration with BBCI and also started a �Help Desk� for patients at Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute from April 12, 2018, and an MoU for cancer research was also signed between USTM and BBCI on the same day.
Currently, MSW students of USTM are facilitating patients� navigation and guidance on the BBCI premises, helping patients to participate in cancer screening camps organised by BBCI.