Rs 100 cr Cancer Hospital at Katra in May: Sinha

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Jammu, Jan 28 (UNI) The first phase of Rs 100 crores mega Cancer Hospital is likely to be completed in May this year, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (Retd) SK Sinha said today.

Lt Gen Sinha, during his visit to the under construction hospital buildings, took stock of the work on mega multi-disciplined state-of-art, 700 bedded- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence at Kakrial near the holy township of Katra. The project is being sponsored by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

The hospital project would cost Rs 250 crores without funding from the government or any other institution. Its first phase will have 200 beds and function as cancer institute, Lt Gen Sinha, who is also the Chairman of the Board, said.

''In the second phase, 500 beds would be added in order to have multi-disciplinary facilties along with a school for nursing and paramedics. Initially a cancer hospital of 200 beds with facilities for a comprehensive multi-specialty care, with special emphasis on preventive oncology will be built,'' the Governor said.

The Governor also visited Jagati near Katra where a township is coming up under the Prime Minister's urban Reconstruction Programme.

The township will cost Rs 253 crores.

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