KOCHI: The Kochi Cancer Centre project (KCC) will be included in the list of projects that are implemented with the financial support of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) and the state government has already issued an order in this regard, District Collector Mohammed Y Safeerullah said here Wednesday. Inkel will be the special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the `355 crore Cancer Centre that will come up on the Ernakulam Medical College campus. Of the total outlay, `232 crore has been set aside for the construction of the KCC and `123 crore for purchase of medical equipment.
Meanwhile, a cancer detection camp will be organised on February 4, on the occasion of World Cancer Day, at the Medical College campus as part of the activities undertaken by the Kochi Cancer Centre. A survey to spread cancer awareness among the public and cancer screening tests are the major components of the programme. The programme will be implemented in two phases-- Those, who are suspected to have developed the condition, will be identified through the survey.
In confirmed cases, expert opinion will be provided free of cost and guidelines for further treatment will also be issued. In the second phase, the project will be extended to other municipalities with the help of government hospitals.