A world-class cancer hospital and research institute with 1,000-bed capacity will be built in 15 acres of site allotted by State govt, in three phases. In the first phase, 300-bed hospital will be developed for awareness, prevention and early detection of cancer. It will provide state of the art diagnostic facilities, advanced treatment as a nonprofit organization in the service of cancer patients.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister stressed upon the need for more research programs to prevent cancer. "The priority should be given to research regarding detection of cancer at an early stage. He said Amravati stands for innovation and by adopting best practices it would be developed as a medical hub," he said.
"Everyone should work for serving the society and reducing the suffering of people," he added.
Over 12.5 million people are suffering from cancer globally. The proposed cancer hospital in Amaravati would be developed as a world-class cancer center with support from the State government.