Coal India to Set Up Cancer Detection Centres in 5 States

Published: 03rd July 2015 07:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2015 07:17 PM   |  A+A-


KOLKATA: Coal India Ltd will set up five cancer detection centres in the mining belts of five states, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

"Coal India will set up five Cancer Detection Centres, one each at the coal mining belts of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, for the benefit of the people staying in remote areas and facing lot of troubles to get access to quality treatment for critical ailments like cancer," Goyal said here.

He was in the city to inaugurate 'Premashraya', a home for cancer patients and their relatives, set up by Tata Medical Center at Rajarhat, Newtown.

The 10-storey building will enable 525 cancer patients and their relatives from outside Kolkata getting treatment at Tata Medical Centre to stay there at a nominal charge.

The minister asked the Premashraya Trust to involve industrialists, business community and others for the maintenance of the ‘home’ which requires at least Rs 30 crore a year.

Coal India, the Maharatna PSU of the Coal Ministry, has already sanctioned Rs 41.11 crore for the construction of Premashraya.

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