Update on setting up of New Cancer Centres in the country

Under NPCDCS, 708 District NCD Clinics, 301 District Day Care Centres, and 5671 Community Health Center NCD Clinics set up

MARCH 21, 2023

The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, provides technical and financial support to the States/UTs under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), as part of National Health Mission (NHM), based on the proposals received from the States/UTs and subject to the resource envelope. Cancer is an integral part of NPCDCS. The programme focusses on strengthening infrastructure, human resource development, health promotion & awareness generation for Cancer prevention, early diagnosis, management and referral to an appropriate level of healthcare facility for treatment of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including Cancer. Under NPCDCS, 708 District NCD Clinics, 301 District Day Care Centres, and 5671 Community Health Center NCD Clinics have been set up.

The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India implements “Strengthening of Tertiary Cancer Care Centres Facilities Scheme” to assist States/UTs in setting up of State Cancer Institutes (SCI) and Tertiary Care Cancer Centres (TCCC) in different parts of the country in order to enhance the facilities for tertiary care of cancer.19 State Cancer Institutes (SCIs) and 20 Tertiary Care Cancer Centres (TCCCs) have been approved under the said scheme. The State/UT wise list of approved SCIs/TCCCs is at Annexure-1.

There is also focus on Oncology in its various aspects in case of existing and new AIIMS and many Institutions approved for upgradation under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY). The details are attached in Annexure 2. National Cancer Institute at Jhajjar (Haryana) and second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata are also steps in this direction.

The Department of Atomic Energy has established cancer centres in Kharghar, Varanasi (two), Guwahati, Sangrur, Visakhapatnam, New Chandigarh and Muzaffarpur. The Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai is also providing services for cancer care.

Annexure -1

Table of SCIs/TCCCs:

S NoStateName of the InstituteSCI / TCCC 
1Andhra PradeshKurnool Medical College, KurnoolSCI 
2AssamGauhati Medical College & Hospital, GuwahatiSCI 
3BiharIndira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, PatnaSCI 
4ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, BilaspurSCI 
5DelhiLok Nayak HospitalTCCC 
6GujaratGujarat Cancer Research Institute, AhmedabadSCI 
7GoaGoa Medical College, PanajiTCCC 
8HaryanaCivil Hospital, Ambala CanttTCCC 
9Himachal PradeshIndira Gandhi Medical College, ShimlaTCCC 
10Himachal PradeshShri Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College, MandiTCCC 
11Jammu & KashmirSher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, SrinagarSCI 
12Government Medical College, JammuSCI 
13JharkhandRajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, RanchiSCI 
14KarnatakaKidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (RCC), BengaluruSCI 
15Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, MandyaTCCC 
16KeralaRegional Cancer Centre, ThiruvananthapuramSCI 
17Government Medical College, KozhikodeTCCC 
18Madhya PradeshG.R. Medical College, GwaliorTCCC 
19Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College, JabalpurSCI 
20MaharashtraRashtrasant Tukdoji Regional Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, NagpurTCCC 
21Government Medical College, AurangabadSCI 
22Vivekanand Foundation & Research Centre, LaturTCCC 
23MizoramMizoram State Cancer Institute, AizawlTCCC 
24NagalandDistrict Hospital, KohimaTCCC 
25OdishaAcharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre, CuttackSCI 
26PunjabGovernment Medical College, AmritsarSCI 
27Civil Hospital, FazilkaTCCC 
28RajasthanS P Medical College, BikanerTCCC 
29SMS Medical College, JaipurSCI 
30Jhalawar Medical College & Hospital, JhalawarTCCC 
31SikkimMultispecialty Hospital at Sochygang (Sichey), near Gangtok, SikkimTCCC 
32Tamil NaduCancer Institute (RCC), Adyar, ChennaiSCI 
33TelanganaMNJ Institute of Oncology & RCC, HyderabadSCI 
34TripuraCancer Hospital (RCC), AgartalaSCI 
35Uttar PradeshSanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, LucknowTCCC 
36UttarakhandGovernment Medical College, HaldwaniSCI 
37West BengalGovernment Medical College, BurdwanTCCC 
38Murshidabad Medical College & Hospital, Berhampore, MurshidabadTCCC 
39Sagore Dutta Memorial Medical College and Hospital, KolkataTCCC 

Annexure 2

Table 1: Cancer Treatment Facility is approved in all New AIIMS


Table 2: List of State Govt. Medical Colleges approved for upgradation with Cancer Treatment Facility

Sl.StateName of Govt Medical CollegeFacility
1JharkhandRIMS Ranchi68 bedded Oncology Block
2PunjabGovt Medical College AmritsarOncology
3Himachal PradeshRajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College, TandaOncology
4KarnatakaKarnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, HubliMedical Oncology
5RajasthanSP Medical College, BikanerSurgical Oncology
6RajasthanRNT Medical College, UdaipurRadiotherapy/Oncology
7TelanganaKakatiya Medical College, WarangalMedical Oncology
8Uttar PradeshGovt Medical College, GorakhpurSurgical Oncology
9Uttar PradeshM.L.N Government Medical College, AllahabadSurgical Oncology
10Uttar PradeshLLRM Medical College, Meerut.Radiotherapy
11Uttar PradeshGovt Medical College, AgraRadiation /Medical Oncology
12BiharPatnaRadiotherapy (equipment)

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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