Maha cabinet gives go-ahead for constructing cancer hospital in Chandrapur 

Due to the high pollution levels, cancer cases are soaring in Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts of Maharashtra. In order to curb the rising cases, the Maharashtra government has approved construction of 100-bed cancer hospital in Chandrapur district 

Maha cabinet gives go-ahead for constructing cancer hospital in Chandrapur

  • The Maharashtra state cabinet has taken a decision to set up a 100-bed cancer hospital in Chandrapur district.
  • The hospital will be constructed with the help of the Tata Trust and the Chandrapur District Minerals development Foundation.  And the total cost of the project has been pegged at 100 crores Rupees. 
  • Chandrapur is witnessing a rise in the people who are suffering from cancer. And one of the major contributors is pollution. 

While speaking to the press, Maharashtra’s Finance Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar, who hails from Chandrapur said, “The cabinet has given a green signal for the cancer hospital in Chandrapur. This hospital will provide a great help for the people who are suffering from the disease. Now, they will receive the state-of-art treatment in Chandrapur itself.”

The Maharashtra government has decided to allocate 10-acre land for this cancer hospital Chandrapur District Minerals development Foundation will provide the financial aid of Rs 113 crore, out of which Rs 76 crore will be spent on the construction and Rs 37 crore will be spent on the staff housing complex.

The Maharashtra government has also taken a decision to provide Rs 20 crore financial assistance for the period of seven years.

The state aims to complete the construction work of the hospital within one year.