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No need to be scared of cancer, says PM at inauguration of Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Punjab’s Mohali | Watch

PM Modi today inaugurates Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Punjab's Mohali. At the time of inauguration he said to make India a developed nation, it's important to develop its health services.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mohali: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Center in Mullanpur, Mohali. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who was present during this, said that we welcome Prime Minister Modi to the holy land of Punjab. The cancer hospital that the Prime Minister has dedicated to the nation today is a big gift for us because Punjab has been suffering a lot from cancer.

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After inaugurating the hospital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Center is going to benefit the people of Punjab as well as Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. I thank the people of Punjab especially the youth for making the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign a success.

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The Prime Minister said that for India to develop, its health services are equally important to develop. When the people of India will get modern hospitals for treatment, modern facilities, then they will get well sooner, their energy will be channeled in the right direction.

PM Modi said that a good healthcare system does not mean just building four walls. Healthcare system of any country becomes strong only when it gives solutions in every way, supports it step by step. Hence holistic healthcare has been placed among the top priorities in the country in the last eight years.

As much as it is necessary to build a hospital, it is equally important to have sufficient number of good doctors, availability of other paramedics. For this also, work is being done on mission mode in the country today. Before 2014, there were less than 400 medical colleges in the country i.e. less than 400 medical colleges in 70 years. At the same time, in the last 8 years, more than 200 new medical colleges have been built in the country.

The hospital has been constructed at a cost of Rs 660 crore by the Tata Memorial Center, an aided institution under the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. This cancer hospital has a capacity of 300 beds and is equipped with many modern facilities.

There will be facilities for surgery, radiotherapy and medical oncology such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant. The hospital will function as a center for cancer facilities and treatment across the region and a 100-bed hospital in Sangrur will act as its branch.

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Earlier in the day, PM Modi also inaugurated Amrita Hospital in Faridabad, Haryana. Managed by Mata Amritanandamayi Math, the super-speciality hospital is equipped with 2,600 beds. The hospital is constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs 6,000 crores and will provide state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the people of Faridabad and the entire NCR region.

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