21 Apr 2012

Prime Minister inaugurates Physical Facility of the State-of-the-Art Linear Accelerator at Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati

April 20,2012: (PIB )The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today inaugurated the physical facility of the state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator with Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and SRS/SRT at Guwahati. The Accelerator is commissioned with grants-in-aid from North Eastern Council (NEC) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

The Governor of Assam Shri J. B. Patnaik, Chief Minister of Assam Shri Tarun Gogoi, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC), Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar and Health Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma were also present on the occasion. 

The Prime Minister was also briefed about the Revitalization Project Phase-IV (RPP-IV) for up-gradation of Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute to a centre of excellence at a total cost of Rs.197.49 crores. The Prime Minister expressed his happiness to inaugurate the facility and inquired about the most common type of cancer in men and women in Assam and North Eastern Region. 

RPP-IV is being implemented by the NEC, DAE and the Government of Assam (GoA). In this connection, the Fourth Tripartite Agreement has been signed by NEC, DAE and GoA. The total share of NEC, DAE and GoA will be Rs.122.40 crores, Rs. 39.41 crores and Rs. 35.59 crores, respectively. This revitalization project- Phase-IV, at a total cost of Rs.197.49 crores, will be implemented from April, 2012 to 31st March, 2017 by NEC, DAE & Government of Assam.

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