Jammu has got its first state-of-of-art cancer unit run by Tata Memorial Center (TMC) Mumbai. The centre was opened in the new block of Govt Medical College Kathua by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh. The facility will cater to three territories of J&K, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
“With increasing lifespan, changing lifestyles, environmental factors etc, the prevalence of cancer is assuming epidemic proportions and cancers of all nature and all organs are happening everywhere. A Tata satellite Cancer care facility in Kathua will therefore prove to be a great boon for the region,” says the minister.
Under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, satellite hospitals and facility of Tata Memorial Centre have been started in different parts of the country and some like Guwahati centre, even Onco DM and Mch super specialty courses have been started.
“Kathua-Udhampur-Doda’ Parliamentary Constituency could be the future ‘Health Circuit’ of India with state-of-the-art Healthcare Facilities like three Medical Colleges and North India’s First Biotech Park etc. And, with the establishment of Day-care Chemotherapy (Onco-care) Unit at GMC Kathua now, cancer treatment is going to become accessible and affordable as the missing link has been completed today for affordable and accessible cancer treatment in the area,” says the Minister.