GWALIOR: Union Health Minister J P Nadda today announced that the Centre will set up a state level cancer care unit here at a cost of Rs 45 crore.
"A state-level cancer care unit will come up on the campus of government-run J A Hospital. The Centre is going to spend Rs 45 crore to set up the unit," he said at the stone-laying ceremony of super specialty block at government G R Medical College here.
The minister also lauded the Madhya Pradesh government for "effective" implementation of vaccination programme under the Centre's 'Indradhanush Mission'.
"The effective implementation of Indradhanush Mission has brought down infant and child mortality rate in MP," he said.
In December 2014, the Union Minister had launched the Indradhanush Mission aiming at immunising all children against seven vaccine preventable diseases namely diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B by 2020.
Besides Nadda, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan also addressed the function.