Assam to set up Medical Corporation

GUWAHATI: The Assam Government is contemplating setting up a Medical Corporation in the State to make the health sector more disciplined and dynamic.
This was announced by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi while laying the foundation stone for a 200-bed cancer hospital here. He underlined the need for setting up more medical colleges and health institutions under public-private partnership.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated the Oncology Department of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and year-long golden jubilee celebrations of GMCH. Mr. Gogoi said he hoped the new cancer hospital would be a great help to thousands of cancer patients of the North-Eastern states.
Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Rs. 86 crore would be spent on building the new cancer hospital at GMCH.
It would be ready within two years, complete with state-of-the-art medical equipment for treating cancer patients.
The Radiation Therapy block would be ready by December and opened in January 2011.