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National Cancer Institute inaugurated in Haryana

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid foundation stones for six projects in Haryana, including a National Cancer Institute (NIC) at Badhsa in Jhajjar district and Shri Krishna Ayush University at Kurukshetra, in Haryana.

The Rs 2,035-crore NIC was inaugurated through video conferencing by Mr. Modi.

An official statement says that the state-of-the-art tertiary cancer care-cum-research institute, constructed on the AIIMS Jhajjar campus, will have facilities such as 700 beds, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, anaesthesia, palliative care and nuclear medicine, besides hostel rooms for doctors and attendants of cancer patients.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated an ESIC Medical College and Hospital in Faridabad. It is the first ESIC Medical College and Hospital in North India and has 510 beds.

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