Guntur: A state-of-the-art cancer care centre is ready to serve the people at Government General Hospital (GGH), Guntur. Chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy will inaugurate it on Wednesday. Although, the district administration is making arrangements for the chief minister’s visit, sources said he is likely to launch the health-care institution via video conference.
The 110-bed dedicated cancer care centre is the first super-specialty cancer hospital in the state post bifurcation. The centre will act as nodal centre for cancer treatment for all the 13 districts after its inauguration. The Hyderbad-based MNJ Institute of Oncology has been the nodal cancer hospital for both the states till now. The Centre is the initiative of the chief of pharmaceutical major Natco, VC Nannapaneni.
While Natco pharmaceuticals paid 60% of the Rs 40 crore project, the state government bore the remaining cost. tnn