New Delhi/Bhubaneawar, July 26: The National Institute of Science, Education and Research, Bhubaneawar (NISER) at Jatni will have a state-of-the-art cancer hospital at an estimated Rs 650 crore. The Central Government and the Tata Trusts will collaborate the project with an contribution of Rs 400 crore and Rs 250 crore, respectively for the same.
The announcement was made on Tuesday by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan after holding a meeting with Union (MoS) Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh and Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi in New Delhi.
“Rs 650 crore has been approved for the cancer hospital out of which Rs 250 crore is being contributed by Tata Trusts and the remainder Rs 400 crore is being contributed by Department of Atomic Energy. 17 acres of land has already been allotted for the construction of the hospital within the NISER campus,” said Pradhan.
“Given the scale of the project the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is also providing an additional 10 acres of land for the construction of the cancer hospital,” said Pradhan.
The Union Minister also informed that a skill development centre will also come up at NISER Bhubaneswar campus to cater to the skilling requirements of medical professionals at the cancer hospital.
“In line with PM Narendra Modi’s vision the cancer care hospital & skill development centre at NISER will strengthen treatment facilities, scale up competencies of health professionals and initiate high-quality research to meet emerging requirements in the field of oncology,” added Union Minister Pradhan.