Union Minister of Petroleum wrote to Prime Minister to consider to open Tata Memorial Centre at Bhubaneswar:

Bhubaneswar: September 12: Writing a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Prime Minister of India to ask to the department of Atomic Energy to consider the proposal submitted by Institute of Physics, Bhubanswar for providing budgetary allocation for the establishment of a hub of Tata Memorial Centre in the campus of Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar. Mr.Pradhan has written, ‘The proposed hub will provide affordable care for cancer patients of the state and will also initiate and lead an advanced research in this field as well as cpmplex biological systems. The centre will be an equivalent way to the ones planned at Chandigarh and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi’.

Justifying his proposal, Union Minister said, ‘It is significant to mention that lot of patients from Odisha and neighbouring States visit Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai for treatment. They face problem due to long waiting period and expensive cost of living at Mumbai. Many patients had to terminate their treatment. The proposed hub of TMC would serve the cancer patients of Odisha and other neighbouring states’.

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